Sliders are my favorite way to eat and serve burgers these days. They are petite yet hearty, sophisticated yet simple. I also find sliders easier to cook – the smaller size means it’s easier to achieve a crispy sear on the outside with a just-right pink on the inside. This chimichurri sauce is from America’s Test Kitchen 30 Minute Suppers, a favorite recipe journal. Absolutely try the Hawaiian King Sweet Rolls as an alternative to the plain old bun…you’ll never go back. On a final note, I beg of you, please do not overcook your lovely little sliders.
Remember, grass fed beef cooks approximately thirty percent more quickly than conventional beef, so adjust your cooking time down. Additionally, the sliders will continue to cook after removed from the grill. And finally, a slider that is too pink can always be thrown back on the grill. Conversely, ya can’t undo overcooking…once overcooked always overcooked! So spare the rod and spoil the slider…you won’t be disappointed!
Farmer Girl Sliders with Chimichurri Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 12 servings
- 2 pounds Farmer Girl Grass Fed Ground Beef, thawed
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- King’s Hawaiin Sweet Rolls, each roll cut in half
- 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 red onion, peeled and cut into rings
1.) Thaw two pounds of Grass Fed Ground Beef in the refrigerator for 24 to 48 hours. Start the coals for a charcoal grill, or bring a gas grill to medium-high heat. Take ground beef out of refrigerator and let rest at room temperature while preparing the other ingredients. Chop, mince and slice the parsley, shallot, garlic and red onion. Wipe down grill grates with olive oil to prevent the sliders from sticking.
2.) To make Chimichurri Sauce: Combine the parsley, olive oil, shallot, vinegar, garlic, and pepper flakes in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3.) To make and grill sliders: Combine grass fed ground beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, and 4 tablespoons chimichurri sauce. Gently combine. Form into sliders, approximately ten to twelve total. Once the grill is heated, grill each slider until seared on both sides, approximately three to four minutes per side. Move sliders to indirect heat if additional grilling time is needed. Do not overcook; the sliders will finish cooking after removed from the grill. Remove to a platter, tent iwth aluminum foil, and let rest for ten minutes. Toast Hawaiian King Rolls by placing cut side down on grill. Watch carefully; rolls will toast quickly.
4.) To Make Caramelized Onions: While the sliders rest, heat 3 teaspoons vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced onion. Cook until soft and caramelized, approximately 6 to ten minutes. Remove onions to a paper towel lined plate.
5.) To Assemble: Place burger on one side of roll. Top with onion rings, chimichurri sauce, and other side of roll. Serve.