I am glad that this post is going to be a breeze because these Beef Sliders with Sriracha Mayonnaise were easy and fun to make and obviously delicious to eat!
I wonder, is it difficult to maintain the momentum, especially if the dish you are writing about is not totally up your alley? Perhaps you may say, then why would someone write about something that he/she didn’t enjoy eating or preparing? Well, I might want to eat Warm Roasted Vegetable Salad and Thai Coconut Chicken Soup every single day of my life, but I doubt anyone would want to read about the same thing, day in, day out.
As I was spending that 20 minutes taking photographs of these sliders, I had a series of questions running in my mind. I asked myself if it is worth to be snapping away when everyone else is having dinner? Is it worth the 20 minutes waiting before I can finally bite into these sliders? Is it worth the hours that I spend to write a post?
Answer = A big resounding YES. ♥ ♥ ♥
I have always enjoyed blogging. Although I have never blogged as much as I do now, I think the encouragement I have been getting from quite a number of people has kept me going. The moment you start getting a substantial traffic on your blog, you somehow feel responsible towards your readers. From the time when you had only 5 readers a day, and then 50 and then 500, you get a sense of commitment. Unknowingly what started as a hobby actually brought that integrity in me, despite it is all in the blogosphere.
Even when I am busy and I can’t write a blog post, there is always this thought on my mind that I need to blog soon, what should I blog about next… etc.. There have been many times when I went to the supermarket and purchased a specific ingredient because it would be interesting to blog about it.
Does that make me a psycho blogger or a dedicated one? I think I am somewhere in between. 😀
So back to this.↓
Do you know what a slider is?
A slider is a delicious burger that would automatically slide from your hand to your mouth and finally in your tummy. Okay, fine that is not the definition of a slider, but that is how a slider works. Well, sliders are basically small burgers. These delicious little things are usually such a hit at parties because they are easy and fun to eat.
It has all the works just like a burger. The bun, the patty and toppings. You would need smaller buns or dinner rolls to make a slider. You can obviously use ready-made burger patties for these sliders, but at Maya Kitchenette, that is NOT how we roll, so the burger patties were made from scratch.
You need a mix of ground beef, grated onions, grated garlic, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and salt. Really basic pantry ingredients. Btw, grated onions actually make the burger patties moist. You don’t want a dry burger. You are better off eating toast!
Although I topped the sliders with tomatoes, onion, cheese and lettuce, you can instead top with whatever ingredients you prefer. Bacon, rocket, caramelized onions? The ball is really in your court. But do make the Sriracha mayonnaise drizzle. Sriracha has rightfully become an all-purpose condiment and I personally love adding it to a whole lot of things. It’s sweet chili heat and its vinegar punch go well with these sliders and everything else. This drizzle is not too spicy, but it definitely gives your burger the kick it needs! If you can’t find sriracha, any hot chili sauce would do too.
These Beef Sliders with Sriracha Mayonnaise make the perfect treat for parties, pot-lucks and any other special occasion. It’s gonna be a hit with both young and old. Try it!
- 500g ground beef
- 1 small onion, grated
- 2 garlic, grated
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 8 whole dinner rolls/mini buns, split
- Slices of your favorite cheese for topping. (I used gruyere)
- 2 Tomatoes, sliced
- 1 onion, cut into rings
- Mustard (optional)
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sriracha hot chili sauce (use less if you prefer it mild)
- In a bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and sriracha.
- Store in an air-tight container for up to a week.
- Mix the ground beef, Worcestershire, onion, garlic, paprika, salt and some pepper in a bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients.
- Form 8 patties out of the meat mixture. Make an indentation in the center of the patties to keep the patties from plumping too much when they cook.
- Grill/pan fry the patties until they are cooked through.
- Once cooked, place a slice of cheese on each of the patties and let it melt for about 1 minute.
- Toast the buns.
- Place a tsp of the Sriracha mayonnaise on the bun, lay some lettuce on the bun, top with a beef patty, tomatoes, onions and finish off with more sauce.
- Drizzle some mustard if preferred.