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Pretzel Cheeseburger Slider #RanchRemix

Pretzel Cheeseburger Slider #RanchRemix


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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Let me introduce my Turkey Slider.

Let me introduce my Turkey Slider. <3

So many reasons to love the movie Saturday Night Fever.  First and foremost it arguably has one of the best soundtracks of all time attached to it.  Yes,  the Bee-Gee’s are genius in my world.  A very young John Travolta played Tony Manero so well strutting down the street or getting down on the dance floor.  I love that SNF caught the heart of the 70’s on celluloid to be treasured forever.  The White Castle burger scene stuck with me, being a west coast girl, I had never seen a slider before.  I remember thinking  a tiny burger was the cutest thing.  The first chance I got to travel east I tried a white castle burger.  That was years ago and at that time sliders were not readily available here in California.  At first bite I became a fan of the size. Fast forward to 2011 and you can pick up sliders anywhere and everywhere.  I like it.  I just wish more places would make them with turkey.  Since they don’t I make them at home, and my entire family loves them.  Here’s my recipe.  Enjoy.

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley and Mando Lopez

Ingredients for turkey sliders:

2.5 – pounds ground turkey

1 – egg

2 – teaspoons black pepper

2 – teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt

5 to 6  – big squirts of worcestershire sauce

1/2 – teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 – tablespoon minced  fresh garlic

1 – teaspoon spicy brown mustard

1/3 – cup chopped green onion

1 – cup chopped portabello mushroom (small pieces)

1/4 – cup chopped fresh basil

1/3 – cup bread crumbs

In a big mixing bowl combine  all ingredients together and mix with hands to ensure all ingredients come together.

Then take a small handful or a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture into your hand and roll into a ball. Then smash down to form your patty. It should be no bigger then the palm of your hand.

On a wax paper surface lay your patty down and get to work on the next one…. Should make about 24 – 26 patties.

Now how you decide to cook these patties is entirely up to you.  If you throw them in a frying pan add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry on each side for 7 minutes.

If you make them on the bar-b-que (this is the way I usually prepare my turkey sliders), grill them on each side for 7 to 10 minutes or until cooked all the way through.

Top with  a slice of sharp cheddar cheese when the patty is still cooking on the grill or in the pan to melt.  Then take a bolillo bread (I’m a true latina eating my burger on a bolillo… I know) and cut in half to make two separate buns. Slice them across the middle then spread with your favorite condiments and fillings. I use mayonnaise, mustard, a dill pickle stacker, a piece of green leafy lettuce, grilled onions, and a nice slice of tomato. HEAVENLY!