Smash Burger Sliders

The perfect handheld, bite size smash burgers!

1.5 lb ground beef

6 strips bacon

3/4 c onion

12 King's Hawaiian rolls

6 slices American cheese

4 Tbsp Butter

Iceberg lettuce


Preheat the Blackstone griddle to medium high heat. Mix the ground beef and Beef Seasoning together in a mixing bowl.

Use an ice cream scoop to portion 12 meatballs. Set them on a plate near the Blackstone.

Toss the bacon and diced onions on the griddle. Cook until the bacon gets crisp and the onions are golden brown. Slide the bacon/onion mixture to the side of the griddle.

Slice the rolls open. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter to the grill (or just leave some bacon grease on the griddle) and lay the rolls cut side down.

Cook until golden brown and toasted then flip and toast the other side for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Place the rolls on a tray or plate and cover them with a dish towel to keep them warm.

Melt the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter on the griddle. Place the balls of ground beef on the griddle and smash them flat with a large spatula. They should be a bit larger than the rolls because they will shrink as they cook.

 Let them cook until they get dark brown on the bottom then flip them over, about 2 minutes.

Immediately place the cheese slices on the burger patties. Cover the patties with a basting lid to melt the cheese. If you don’t have a basting lid, you can use a metal lasagna pan.

Transfer the burger patties to the rolls and top them with the bacon/onion mixture then add the lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes if using.

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