BBQ Sliders with Spicy BBQ Mayo

BBQ Sliders with Spicy Mayo

A few weeks ago, we went out for dinner with some friends to a tavern by our old apartment. We usually order a fish fry there, but everybody always raves about their burgers. We both decided to order the burgers, which was odd because I've never been one to order burgers out at restaurants (or even really eat them at all). Well, after eating it, I completely understood all the hype surrounding them. When deciding what to make last week, Joel suggested hamburgers, which was probably because after eating them at the tavern, we were reminded how much we enjoyed them every once in a while! After searching for a recipe, I adapted this one from and made these cute little bbq sliders.  I topped them with this spicy bbq mayo sauce from Food Network. This would be a great recipe to feed a crowd, as I'm sure it could be easily adapted for any amount of ground beef.

For the Burgers:
1/2 cup Dry Breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons Garlic Salt
2 teaspoons Brown Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
1 pound Ground Beef
1 1/4 cups BBQ Sauce

In a bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, garlic salt, and brown sugar. Add the egg and 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. Mix the meat into the breadcrumb mixture until well combined. Shape the meat into burgers (I made 9 slider-sized burgers, but would have made 4 or 5 regular-sized ones). Place the burgers onto a plate and pour the remaining BBQ sauce over the tops. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. When ready to cook, grill the burgers, flipping once, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. At the last minute, place cheese on top of each burger so that it melts (optional).


For the Sauce:
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
1 tablespoon Spicy Brown Mustard
1 tablespoon Hot Sauce

In a bowl, whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Spread the sauce onto a grilled hamburger bun. Top the burgers with tomatoes and red onions, and serve.