RECIPE

Steakhouse Sliders and Mini Steak Fries

Serve with Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip and Spicy Fennel Shrimp.

Ingredients

  • 16 baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, plus 3 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary leaves
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 3 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
  • 24 mini burger rolls, such as small dinner rolls, split
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 6 plum tomatoes, trim top and bottom, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small red onion, quartered lengthwise, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup steak sauce (recommended: A1)
  • 1/2 cup grainy mustard

Preparation

Heat the oven to 500°F.

Get the potatoes in the oven first, then bacon and meat 10 minutes later. Cut potatoes into thin wedges (6 per potato). Coat the potatoes with 1/4 cup olive oil and season with 2 tablespoons of grill seasoning and rosemary. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown, then reduce heat to 400°F when you add bacon and meat to oven.

Arrange the bacon on slotted broiler pan and bake until crisp, about 12 minutes then cut each strip into thirds, (24 pieces). Set aside.

Coat a 9 by 12-inch rimmed baking sheet (they sell disposable pans this size if you do not have one) with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season the meat with Worcestershire sauce, 3 tablespoons grill seasoning and parsley. Spread meat into pan in 1/2-inch layer all the way to corners of pan. Coat the top of meat with 1 tablespoon olive oil and bake at 400°F for 12-15 minutes until firm but a little pink at center. Rest meat 5 minutes then cut into 24 square mini burgers.

Place burgers on mini roll bottoms and top with arugula, tomato, bacon, red onion. Mix steak sauce with mustard and dot bun tops, set in place. Serve potatoes alongside.

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