Award-winning Recipe: BBQ Bacon Sliders with Blue Cheese and Crispy Onions

by | May 28, 2014


In American, May 28th is National Hamburger Day! There's no better way to celebrate than with this recipe from Our Best Bites. It won the Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen Collection Cook-off! 

BBQ Bacon Sliders with Blue Cheese and Crispy Onions


11/2 lbs high-quality 85/15 ground Angus
1/2 C BBQ sauce (or your favorite bottled BBQ sauce)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
8-10 small white dinner rolls, or Hawaiian sweet rolls, sliced in half and toasted if desired
8-10 crisp lettuce leaves
8-10 slices bacon, cooked crisp

Garlicky Blue Cheese Spread

1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, pressed or finely minced
1/4 c. crumbled blue cheese (not a blue cheese fan? Leave it out!)

Crispy Shoe String Onions (optional)


Garlicky Blue Cheese Spread: Combine mayonnaise, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar and garlic. Mix well and stir in crumbled blue cheese. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Burgers: Heat a grill pan on the stove top, or an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. Combine beef, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, salt and pepper. Divide and shape mixture into 8-10 3/4″-thick patties (keep the size of your buns in mind as wells the fact that the burgers will shrink quite a bit while cooking when shaping the patties). Grill for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Brush the top side of each burger with remaining sauce. Continue grilling for another 2 minutes and flip burgers again, brushing the other side with additional sauce. Continue to cook and baste until the internal temperature of the burgers reach 160-165 degrees.

To assemble: Lightly spread the bottom half of each bun with Garlicky Blue Cheese Spread and top with a lettuce leaf. Break each bacon piece in half and place on top of lettuce leaves. Place burger on top and drizzle with additional barbecue sauce if desired. Top with a small handful of Crispy Shoestring Onions. Spread remaining Garlicky Blue Cheese Spread on top halves of buns.


This recipe comes from Our Best Bites: Savoring the Seasons. Get it at Deseret Book now! And don't miss out on more delicious recipes like this in Our Best Bites: Mormon Moms in the Kitchen

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