Hamburger Slider Party

Hamburger Sliders

  • Servings: gaggle
  • Difficulty: easy
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Hamburger Slider Party

Note: sorry about the photos I didn’t take any at the party. Oops. So I had to take some of the burgers by themselves at home.


Let’s be honest, if you don’t know how to cook a proper hamburger it may prompt questioning of your manhood or even patriotism. The keys are fat, heat, and time. Unfortunately fat is flavor and it is also kryptonite for a dry patty. If you opt out of fat then you need to watch how long you cook your patty.

My mom had a birthday and wanted everyone to get together. She like a good burger but didn’t want to go to a burger joint due to the noise and her desire for us to “visit”. Cutest southern Mom on the planet. Anyway, I volunteered to make burgers at her place. These sort of opportunities set my mind in a full on fixation of hunting recipes and menu planning. Should I do fries, smashed potatoes, chips and dip? What about sauces and cheeses? Inevitably I always want to do too much and never make it easy on myself.

One of my favorite burgers is Houston’s Hickory burger. Also on that list is Twisted Root’s Jalapeno Blue Cheese burger. My Mom loves In & Out so I made some sauce that resembles it and Shake Shacks in NY. I bought a bunch of different buns, cheeses, condiments so we could all try different combinations.

As for the burger itself I use a base recipe from Ina Garten and bumped it up to my liking. What I like about her recipe is that she uses egg yolks so it’s near impossible to end up with a dry burger. It’s genius because she is basically mimicking a meatball or meatloaf without the breading.

Burger Ingredients:
2 lbs ground chuck
1 ibs ground sirloin
½ lbs bacon
6 egg yolks
3 tbs of steak sauce
2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
(Optionally you can add a little cayenne and or onion powder)

Blue Cheese Jalapeno Burgers

Equal parts mayo and blue cheese
Dash of Worcestershire
Dash of Tabasco
Black Pepper
Green Onions
Pickled Jalapenos

Hickory Burger
Fresh shredded Cheddar Cheese
Roasted Bacon
BBQ Sauce
½ cup Ketchup
2 tbs of Grainy Mustard
2 tbs of Adobo sauce
4 drops of Liquid Smoke
1 tbs of Molasses
1 tbs of Worcestershire
1 tbs of Chili Powder

Shake Shack / In & Out Animal Sauce
1/2 cup Dukes Mayo
1 tbs of Ketchup
1 tbs of grainy mustard
1-2 tbs of Wickles Pickles Relish
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of paprika
1 tsp of cayenne

Hatch Queso burger
Queso recipe on the blog
Roasted, Hatch Chili Peppers (skinned and seeded)

1. I roast bacon in an oven at 300 for 40-50 mins. Let it cool and then mince it.

2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients well and form in to patties. I made sliders so everyone could build a variety of burgers to enjoy all my sauces of course.

3. You could grill these but I heated a cast iron skillet to medium heat and seared them and then put the patties in a pan and placed them in an oven heated at 100 degrees until ready to serve.

4. BBQ sauce – add to small pot and heat on medium heat. Quick tangy and spicy sauce – super easy.

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