Wagyu Cheeseburger Sliders with Tomato and Bacon Jam

August 17, 2020
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  • Prep time 2 hours
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Makes 8
Author Notes

These flavor-packed Fullblood Wagyu beef slider patties are topped with a spicy tomato and bacon jam, making each bite a palate-pleasing experience. The combination of tender Wagyu beef, sharp cheddar cheese, crispy beef bacon, and tomatoes makes these sliders our go-to favorite for grilling season! Try this recipe at your next BBQ! —Double8Cattle

What You'll Need
  • 1 PACKAGE Double 8 Cattle Company Fullblood Wagyu Beef Slider Patties
  • 1 pound Roma Tomatoes (seeded and small diced)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 2 Jalapenos (small diced)
  • 1 Yellow Onion (minced)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 15 ounces Bread Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 3 ounces Butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 8 ounces Milk (warmed to 80 degrees)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  1. Tools - BBQ or Gas Grill, Stand Mixer Fitted with Dough Hook, Dough Cutter, Baking Sheet, Medium Stainless Steel Saucepan, Parchment Paper, Plastic Wrap
  2. FIRST STEP Take the Fullblood Wagyu beef slider patties out of the freezer, and place them in the refrigerator 24 hours before starting this recipe.
  3. PREPARING THE CHEESY SLIDER BUNS In the stand mixer bowl (fitted with the dough hook), add in the bread flour and instant yeast. Mix on low speed until the yeast is mixed in. Add in the softened butter, kosher salt, one egg, warm milk, shredded cheese, and honey. Mix on speed two for 7 minutes. Once the dough is mixed, remove the bowl from the mixer. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Once the dough has rested, use a dough cutter to divide the dough into 2.5 ounce portions. Round each portion tightly into a ball. Place the dough balls on parchment-lined baking sheets, giving them enough room to triple in size. Take one egg and beat it in a small bowl. This is your egg wash. Brush each dough ball with the egg wash. Then, cover the baking sheet (with the dough balls) loosely with plastic wrap. Let them sit for 60 minutes. Note: While the dough is sitting, you can work on making the spicy tomato and bacon jam. Uncover the dough, and preheat the oven to 375°F. Once the oven is ready, cook the rolls/buns for 15 minutes. Let the rolls cool completely before cutting them in half horizontally with a serrated knife.
  4. PREPARING THE SPICY TOMATO AND FULLBLOOD WAGYU BACON JAM In a medium stainless steel saucepan on medium heat, crisp up the diced bacon. Drain off the fat, and reserve the cooked bacon bits. In the same saucepan, saute the diced onions, diced jalapenos, seeded and diced tomatoes, and minced garlic for 5 minutes. Add in the sugar, brown sugar, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and kosher salt. In addition, add the cooked bacon back into the saucepan. Bring to a simmer, and then lower the heat to low. Cook the jam at a low simmer for 45 minutes or until it thickens to jam consistency.
  5. PREPARING THE FULLBLOOD WAGYU CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS Optional: Place a few little pieces of the diced cheddar cheese into the Fullblood Wagyu beef slider patties before grilling. Heat a gas grill to medium-high heat. Season the Fullblood Wagyu beef sliders with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Grill the slider patties for 2 minutes on one side. Then, flip over, and put a half-slice of cheddar onto the grilled side of the patty. Grill for another 2 minutes, allowing the beef to cook and the cheese to melt. Brush both cut sides of the cooked buns with oil. Toast the cheesy slider buns on the grill until they are nicely toasted.
  6. FINAL STEPS Put the eight toasted bottom buns on a large plate. Top each bottom bun with a Fullblood Wagyu cheeseburger slider. Add about 2 tablespoons of the spicy tomato and bacon jam to each slider. Lastly, place the top bun on to finish each cheeseburger slider. Serve hot, and enjoy!

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