Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Molly Findlay
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders)

Classic burger toppings are all here on these Bacon and Cheddar Sliders. Toasting buns on the grill gives these little burgers a delightful crunch.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Gently combine first 3 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, being careful not to overmix. Divide beef mixture into 8 equal portions; gently shape each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick patty, taking care not to pack mixture down.

Step 3

Arrange patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Top each patty with about 1 tablespoon cheese during last minute of cooking. Lightly coat cut sides of buns with cooking spray. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack. Grill for 1 minute or until toasted. Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on bottom half of each bun; top with 1 patty. Top each slider with 2 pickle slices, 1/2 lettuce leaf, and 1 tomato slice; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange bacon pieces evenly over tomato. Top with bun tops.

Ratings & Reviews

karenfar's Review

December 19, 2012
All I can say, nothing special, just a burger.

uscgraawl's Review

August 25, 2012
I liked this recipe. It wasn't too difficult to make and it was a fun way to think about burgers. I didn't have dijon mustard so I substituted spicy brown mustard and that worked just as well and gave it a little extra kick without having to go too heavy with seasonings. If I would change anything I would say it would be easier to use sliced cheese rather than shredded. I didn't want to mash the patties too much but found the cheese tended to fall over before it melted.

Whygal's Review

August 14, 2012
GREAT SLIDERS!! The chopped shallot and dijon mustard mixed in with the hamburger meat added so much flavor and kept the burgers moist!! I would serve these any time, any place to everyone!!