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Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese and Arugula Sliders


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Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese and Arugula Sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Laura's Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 2 1/2 tsps Worcestershire sauce (divided)
  • 2 Yellow onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsps Butter
  • 2 tbsps Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsps Greek yogurt
  • 2 ozs Blue cheese (plus more for topping, room temperature)
  • 6 Slider buns (King's Hawaiian sweet rolls)
  • 1 cup Arugula

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the onions and turn the heat to medium low. Season the onions with ¼ teaspoon salt and stir. Cook the onions over medium low heat for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring every 5 minutes. You want to move the onions around every once in a while, to make sure they don’t burn. The onions will be golden brown, tender and sweet in flavor when done. Once done, set aside.

2. While the onions are cooking, form the slider patties. Place 1 lb Laura’s Lean Ground Beef in a large bowl with garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce. Mix everything gently to combine. You do not want to overwork the meat. Once the spices are incorporated with the meat, form 6 even sized patties. Place the patties on a baking sheet and let chill in the fridge until ready to use.

3. Make the blue cheese sauce. Combine the blue cheese, mayonnaise, Greek yogurt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. You can blend this in a food processor but I prefer to mix with a spatula so it has some chucks of blue cheese throughout. Taste the sauce to adjust any necessary seasonings. Set aside until ready to use.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat with 1 tablespoon avocado oil. When the oil is hot, add the patties to the pan. Make sure the patties each have room in the pan, and they aren’t overlapping with one another. If you need to cook these in 2 batches, you could do that as well. Cook the patties on each side for 5-7 minutes, until they have formed a nice crust on each side and cooked to your liking. I like my sliders to be medium. When the patties are done cooking, turn off the heat and add 1-2 tablespoons of the blue cheese sauce on top of each one.

5. Plate the sliders. Place a slider with blue cheese sauce on a bottom bun. Top with 1 tablespoon caramelized onions, a couple leaves of arugula and a few crumbles of blue cheese. Put the lid of the slider bun on and repeat with the all other sliders. Serve immediately.

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