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I had a get-together last weekend and I made these cute little barbecue beef sliders. I had ripped this contest-winning burger recipe out of a magazine a couple of years ago and I just haven’t gotten around to making them until now. There were even leftovers for my roommate – lucky guy. The homemade barbecue sauce was easy to put together, and the leftovers will last in the refrigerator for a while. These sliders were a hit with my friends and I will definitely make regular-sized burgers with this recipe some day.
Barbecue Beef Sliders
Source: Adapted from Backyard Living magazine
Yield: 14 sliders
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1-1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Liquid Smoke (I found this near the barbecue sauces in my grocery store)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 teaspoon onion salt (I substituted Montreal Steak Seasoning)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 lbs. ground beef (I prefer chuck, which is 80% lean)
14 mini hamburger buns, split
In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients for the sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Set aside 1 cup of the barbecue sauce to serve with the burgers and set 1/4 cup of the sauce aside for basting while the sliders are on the grill. Store the rest of the sauce in the refrigerator – it will last several weeks.
In a bowl, combine the eggs, oats, 1/4 cup of the remaining barbecue sauce, Montreal Steak Seasoning, garlic salt, pepper, and salt. Crumble beef over mixture, and mix gently until combined. Be careful not to overwork the mixture. Shape into 2-3 ounce portions and flatten into patties.
Place the sliders on a grill over medium-high heat. Brush some barbecue sauce on them, cover, and grill for 4 minutes. Flip the sliders, brush with more sauce, and cook for 4 minutes more. Discard the sauce you have brushed the burgers with. Note: If you’ve made large burgers, grill for about 6-8 minutes per side. Serve with toppings of your choice and additional sauce if desired.