Sliders areÂ a great burger in that you can make many combinations and your guests or family can choose their favorite for an appetizer or have several for an entrÃ©e. This particular version features Asian style ingredients. Because sliders are so small baking is generally best, so they donâ€™t fall into the grill. However if you would like to grill, feel free to do so. However, it is highly recommended to use a grill accessory that is normally used for vegetables. This recipe will make between 8 to 10 sliders depending on how small you make the patties. Gauge how big to make them by how many people you are serving. Estimate 2 sliders per person. If you prefer to make regular sized burgers feel free to do so. Just make sure you have regular sized buns.
1 pound of ground beef 80% lean
1 tablespoon of wasabi mayonnaise, extra for spreading on bun if desired (wasabi mayonnaise can be found in the ethnic section of your grocery store)
2 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 green onion thinly sliced
Non-stick cooking spray
1/4 cup of coconut oil or toasted sesame oil
8 oz. of shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced
1/2 pound of fresh beans sprouts, rinsed and drained
2 teaspoons of sesame seeds
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
8-10 slider buns depending on how many sliders are being made (I used a Pepperidge farm brand that has wheat and regular â€“ you choose.)
Non-stick cooking spray
Make topping by adding sesame oil or coconut oil to a medium skillet and sautÃ© mushrooms until they begin to release their liquid. Add bean sprouts, soy sauce and sesame seeds. SautÃ© for about 2 – 3 minutes. Set aside. In a medium size mixing bowl combine all burger ingredients. Form into small patties about 3 inches in diameter and place on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes. This will yield a burger that is medium. Increase or decrease cooking times to the doneness of your liking. If you want your buns toasted, open each bun and spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray and place onto a cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. You can easily add the buns to the oven while the burgers are baking. Assemble burger by placing the burger on a bun and top with mushroom and bean sprout mixture.
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