Seeking a crowd-pleasing appetizer that is both beautiful and tasty? Look no further than these flavorful burger sliders. Seriously, delish!
If you’ve visited my blog in the past, you know I’m obsessed with all things “sandwiches”. Fight me on it, but I consider anything that is housed between two slices of bread (or tortillas… and yes, I mean tacos) falls into the “sandwich” category. You seriously can’t go wrong with these mini handhelds at any gathering. Other favorites include my Brioche Monte Cristo Sliders, these Hawaiian Cheesesteak Gems, and this French Onion Soup version with Pot Roast!
INGREDIENTS FOR BANH MI BURGER SLIDERS:
Savory with a pop of freshness, these bad boys steal the show at any party. Serve them alongside a noodle salad and you’ve got yourself a drool-worthy combination!
LEMONGRASS GROUND BEEF:
- Verde Farms 85/15 Ground Beef
- Garlic Cloves
- Grated Ginger
- Lemongrass Purée
- Soy Sauce
FOR THE SLIDERS:
- Toasted French Rolls
- Habanero Sauce
- Pickled Carrots & Radish
- English Cucumber
- Fresh Cilantro
- Jalapeño Peppers
I recently discovered Verde Farms beef at my local grocery store. They specialize in 100% gras-fed USDA organic and free-range beef, which means they raise happy cows who roam free on a pasture daily. Happy cows = great tasting beef = a super tasty meal! Find Verde Farms at a store near you by clicking here. Oh, and their products are $3 off every Tuesday at The Fresh Market!
KEY COMPONENTS FOR THE PATTIES:
Whether you’re preparing sliders or full-size burgers, you can’t achieve that Vietnamese flavor your craving without the extra frills listed below!
GARLIC: To be honest, everything tastes better with garlic… I honestly always have some on hand.
GRATED GINGER: Ginger root is both spicy and somewhat sweet. It adds that extra pop of flavor that makes this meal memorable. You can buy this ingredient already pureed and frozen or grate some fresh ginger with a micro plane.
LEMONGRASS PURÉE: This gives the beef a citrusy note, almost like a blend of lemon and lemon mint. Really adds to the brightness of the finished recipe!
SOY SAUCE: A few dashes is all you need. This helps to bring everything together and boosts each ingredient’s individual flavor.
FRESH LIME: I like to utilize both the zest and some of the juice. It gives this recipe just the right amount of zing!
MORE BEEF RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
- 1 lb. Verde Farms 85/15 Ground Beef
- 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 tsp. Grated Ginger
- 2 tsp. Lemongrass Purée
- 1 tbsp. Soy Sauce
- Juice + Zest of 1 Lime
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- 6 French Rolls, toasted
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp. Habanero Sauce
- Pickled Carrots & Radish, as needed
- ½ English Cucumber, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, or more if desired
- 2 Jalapeño Peppers, thinly sliced
- PREP THE SLIDER PATTIES: Mix the ground beef with minced garlic, grated ginger, lemongrass, soy sauce, zest and juice of 1 lime. Divide into six patties and set aside.
- COOK THE SLIDERS: Add the beef patties to a large skillet over medium heat with a couple tabs of butter. Cook each patty for 4 - 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. I prefer mine medium-well, so the internal temperature should be between 150 - 155F. Toast the buns during this time, if desired.
- TO ASSEMBLE: Mix the mayonnaise and habanero sauce together in a small bowl. Slather both sides of the toasted slider rolls with the spicy mayo. Then add the cooked patties to each bottom half and top each with pickled carrots, radish, fresh cucumber, cilantro, and jalapeño slices. Top each with second half of the buns and enjoy immediately.
NOTES ON THIS RECIPE:
- Allow the cooked beef patties to rest a few minutes before assembling. This will ensure a juicy, more flavorful burger slider.
- Toasting the bread will prevent soggy buns. You can do this by placing them, open side up, in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes. Just make sure to keep an eye on them, as they’ll brown quick!
- Not a fan of spicy goodness? Not a problem, simply skip the habanero sauce and use regular mayonnaise. You can also take the seeds out of the fresh jalapeños to calm them down a bit. Oh, or you can swap fresh for pickled jalapeños!
- Serve these with my Vietnamese Cold Noodle Salad for a complete meal!
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