Classic cheeseburger sliders made with spicy brown mustard in the mix for a super juicy burger and bolder flavor.
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Summer is officially in full swing! The days are long, the nights are short, and we are soaking up every minute of our last full simmer in Michigan that we can.
This weekend was crazy busy for us with my husband officially graduating from residency and all the shenanigans that went along with it.
It didn’t really dawn on me until just recently that this was going to be our last full summer in Michigan. Most of our friends are leaving in just a few short weeks, moving to all over the country for their new jobs, while we are staying here for one more year for a fellowship.
It was then that I realized that this was our last summer… seeing and hearing that most of our friends are already packed up, or that their houses have sold, or they are leaving this Wednesday after their last lecture.
Next summer we’ll be packing an moving like all of our friends and (hopefully) heading to our forever home.
We started the weekend with a backyard BBQ/get together with some of his friends from residency and some of the attendings he works with.
Most of our gatherings are super casual since everyone has kiddos, and we usually just fire up the grill, put out some chips and salsa or other apps, and make some burgers for the adults and hotdogs for the kids.
This weekend I decided to make a bunch of sliders… Spicy Mustard Cheeseburger Sliders, to be exact… for everyone to enjoy.
With all the kiddos running around in the backyard and parents trying to keep an eye on them, portable food is always the way to go.
And what goes better with mini-burger sliders than French’s Spicy Brown Mustard and Ketchup?
French’s Ketchup has always been my favorite because it’s US farm-grown tomatoes that are free from high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, artificial colors, and gluten.
The French’s brand has been a staple in my cabinet since I started having to buy groceries way back when… and spicy mustard is literally the only thing I put on my burgers and sandwiches. So I figured why not add some of the mustard to the burger mixture itself and use it inside the burger as well as on top of the burger. Genius!
With the mustard in the mix, it just made the meat all that more juicy and gave a nice bold flavor to the finished burger. Then top your mini-sliders with some lettuce, cheese, and French’s Tomato Ketchup and you’ve got the perfect meal for your backyard BBQ for the fourth of July!
The sliders were a huge hit and I cannot wait to make this recipe again. There are many more backyard BBQs to have this year and soak up all the summertime we can while we are here.
Spicy Mustard Cheeseburger Sliders
Classic cheeseburger sliders made with spicy brown mustard in the mix for super juicy burger and bolder flavor.
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 12 slices gruyere cheese
- iceberg lettuce
- 12 slider buns
Begin by heating the grill to medium-high and coat the grill grates with a little bit of olive oil.
In a large bowl, add ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, eggs, breadcrumbs, and spicy mustard. Mix well to incorporate. Form ground beef into 12 small slider-sized patties.
Place on grill and grill for 7-8 minutes per side or until the burgers are done to desired doneness. Place cheese on top of each burger and grill for 2 more minutes until cheese is just melted.
Remove from heat and place on top of bottom burger bun, then top with lettuce, and another toppings desired, and top of slider bun.