BLT Sliders

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Cooking Instructor and Chef, Corey Pressman made delicious summer sliders that you can serve this weekend!

BLT Sliders with Lemony Basil Mayo

(Makes 6 sliders)

The patties:

  • 1 pound ground beef (try to buy ground beef that is ~20% fat; burgers must be fatty to remain juicy after high-heat cooking).
  • Pinch of salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • The toppings:
  • A few slices of cooked bacon
  • Medium tomatoes sliced into rounds (use heirloom ones if you can)
  • Some Bibb lettuce (or Romaine or really anything green and crispy)

Slider buns

The mayo:

  • 4 tbsp mayo
  • A handful of basil, chopped up
  • A squeeze of lemon (start with a quarter of a lemon)

Instructions:

  • Combine the meat and salt and pepper and form into 6 discs. Cook up your bacon. These two steps can be done well ahead of cook time.
  • To prepare the sliders: cook on a heavy pan on medium high heat or on the grill, alternating between direct and indirect heat. The sliders are done when they have a nice brown bark, are bouncy when you poke them with your finger, and have reached an internal temperature of ~160 degrees.
  • To make the mayo, whip together the mayo, basil, and lemon. Taste for lemony goodness. If you added too much lemon for your taste, correct with more mayo.
  • To assemble the sliders: smear the top slider bun with the basil mayo, place your slider on the bottom bun, and top with bacon, tomato, and lettuce. Get this in your face.