Quick & easy but so delicious!
These “porked” up hamburger sliders give new, and delicious, meaning to finger sandwiches. Easy and quick to make, try these out for your next tail-gate (or home-gate) gathering.
Bacon Blackberry Goat Cheese Sliders
1 pound bacon*
1/2 pound ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
5 oz. blackberry jam
10 oz. goat cheese, divided into 8 portions
10 thin slices of sourdough baguette
butter or olive oil
*suggested bacon flavor is Hickory Smoked Peppered Bacon
Cook the bacon until the fat begins to render but does not start to crisp, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove all the bacon except for 5 strips, leaving these slices cooking until they crisp. Set aside.
Finely chop the lightly cooked bacon and combine with the ground beef.
Form 10 even patties, about 3 inches wide.
Grill each side of the beef patty for about 3-5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F.
While the beef patties are cooking, lightly coat each slice of bread with butter or olive oil and toast until lightly browned.
Assemble your sliders by placing a cooked bacon/beef patty on a buttered side of a slice of the toasted baguette, next place a half slice of crispy bacon on top of the patty. Spread a single portion of the goat cheese and 1/2 Tbs of blackberry jam on the second slice of toast and place atop the bacon burger. Repeat until all bacon patties are gone.
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