You see that burger pictured above? That’s my pretzel cheeseburger slider. My family has hailed it as the best burger on the planet. I know your thinking “your family,” but the truth is who else is around to taste it? I did make these little sliders for a bar-b-que over the weekend and all the guests gasped and swooned. People ran off into their own private little corners of my yard to eat in silence with nothing coming between them and that burger…. that counts for something right? I’m not trying to brag, I was just as shocked and taken by surprise to the reaction. In fact it made me blush a little. What it all boils down to are the ingredients. “What’s in it?” That’s what my guest started asking “What’s in it?” Now mind you several of the guests were older ladies who have been cooking their whole lives, serving their families burgers decade after decade. I went down the list of ingredients to my guests that were questioning the recipe and watched them shake their heads as I rattled off the list as if the ingredients seemed natural and second nature, then I would save the zinger for last and tell them I put Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix in the meat. “What?” That was the main reaction I got. I would tell them it made a world of difference and they tasted it for themselves. I never seen so many folks with the look of “I must get Hidden Valley Ranch in my burgers from now on.” Enjoy!
- 2 – pounds ground beef (80/20)
- 1 – pound ground pork
- 1/2 – cup chopped green onion
- 1 – raw egg
- 3/4 – cup chopped mushrooms
- 2 – teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
- 1 – tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 – tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1 1/2 – teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 – teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 – teaspoon ground pepper
- 3 – tablespoons Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix
In a large bowl add in ground beef, ground pork, green onion, raw egg, mushrooms, worchestershire sauce, and sesame seeds. Mix together until well combined.
Then add in bread crumbs, garlic powder, ground mustard, ground pepper and Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix. Mix until completely combined.
Then pinch off enough meat mixture to form a ball the size of a golf ball. Roll it in between both hands and once it forms into a ball smash it between the palm of your hands to form a small patty.
Then place them on a hot grill and cook for 10 minutes on each side. Then place a piece of cheese (I used sharp cheddar) on top about 2 minutes before removing them from the grill.
Then place on a pretzel slider bun and use the condiments of your choice.
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