Summer Sliders

July 22, 2010


Author Notes: Nothing says summer more than tree-ripened stone fruit. This summer, I fell in love with peaches and am incorporating them in both sweet and savory dishes. I think this slider recipe truly showcases the versatility of the peach. I promise you will never want to reach for ketchup again.cucinettaNYC

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass-fed organic ground beef, 92% lean
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced, 1/4" rounds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium peaches, halved and pitted, sliced, 1/4" thick
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 6 basil leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slider rolls, grilled/toasted

Directions

  1. Heat outdoor grill or indoor cast-iron griddle to high.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter and oil in pan on medium high heat. Add onions and cook until caramelized, approximately 5-6 minutes.
  3. While onions are caramelizing, fold in chipotle into ground beef. Note: do not over-work/mix the beef.
  4. Once onions are caramelized, remove from heat. Start to form sliders, approximately 6 sliders per 1 pound of beef. Feel free to make sliders as big or as small as you like.
  5. Salt and pepper the sliders and place on hot grill. Cook to desired temperature. We like medium-rare which is approximately 3 minutes per side.
  6. While sliders are grilling, add mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice and basil to food processor and blend until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Note: the sauce will be a lovely light green color.
  7. Once you are 1 minute away from sliders being done, place peach slices on grill and cook for 1 minute until grill marks appear but peaches do not soften.
  8. Remove peaches and sliders from heat. Let sliders rest but remember there will be some carry-over cooking so internal temperature will still rise.
  9. To assemble: spread sauce on bottom half of slider roll. Next, stack slider, peach, onion (in that order). Spread more sauce on top half of roll and place on top of slider stack.

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Reviews (10) Questions (0)

10 Reviews

pauljoseph July 28, 2010
excellent
 
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cucinettaNYC July 30, 2010
Thank you!
 
devito July 27, 2010
Nice
 
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cucinettaNYC July 28, 2010
Thank you!
 
ILikeMyMetalHeavy July 23, 2010
I'm your classic grill guy, but I think adding chipotle is genius. I just got into grilling fruit last summer, so this will be a cool way to impress my friends at my next party.
 
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cucinettaNYC July 28, 2010
Hope your friends enjoy it! Let me know.
 
Absolutely fascinating! I love all the fresh summer flavors. This is the most sophisticated burger I have ever encountered.
 
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cucinettaNYC July 28, 2010
Glad you like it!
 
BabarFan July 23, 2010
Very unique pairings. I am an adventurous foodie and will definitely try it out tomorrow. I got a bunch of peaches at the farmers market today and can't wait to put them to good use!
 
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cucinettaNYC July 28, 2010
Let me know if you gave it a try and what you thought.<br />