I can get a little obsessed with things. For example, brown butter, red velvet, meyer lemons and brown butter. Seriously, you can ask my friends, I know I drive them nuts with the things I'm obsessed with.
One thing I have never been obsessed with is onions. I have always cooked them and pick them out of everything I eat, for years. I love the flavor they give to dishes and foods but would always always pick them out. I used to even say I don't like onions except for onion rings. It's funny, my younger sister was the same as me and we had friend in high school who would bite into a raw onion because 1. she loved them and 2. she wanted to hear us say eewwww! I was completely shocked to hear my sister say she was obsessed with onions last year.
And then I tried these patty melts, oh my gawd. You have to try them. You're missing out if you don't try them. And I didn't pick the onions out. That's when I knew I had started my love affair with onions…hence my discussion about obsessions earlier. So this brings me to these cheddar bacon onion sliders. This recipe kind of happened by accident. We love to make burgers and even better sliders at home.
I don't eat pork bacon but Curtis does…I opt for turkey bacon (longggg story). Can we talk about turkey bacon for a second? It gets a bad rap…it's seriously goooddddd. I mean it. Okay back to these sliders, when we made sliders, I would put cheese on them and lettuce and tomato and call it done. One night Curtis asked me to slice up some onions and he said, why don't you cook the onions in with the patties? Okay, fine I will! What happened was pure genius. I seriously don't give Curtis enough credit. I think he deserves his own section here on the blog. I wish I could get him to write, actually.
(Sorry I'm kind of showing things out of order here.) The flavor of the onions meld into the patties as they cook and – the combination of the cheese and bacon and the cooked onions – out of this world. My new favorite sliders. Done.
I diced half of one onion for Curtis – because he wanted to have raw and cooked onions on his sliders. I usually make my sliders with lettuce and tomato too but they aren't in the photograph – I'm so lame, I didn't want them to hide the onions. The beautiful onions.
Divide one pound of ground beef, I use ground chuck for burgers and tacos always, into 8 pieces.
Round them out and then flatten them on a plate. Don't overwork the ground beef. I keep them separated with parchment paper on a plate.
Here's the best part, after you cook the patties and the onions, put the buns into the skillet – the buns toast a little and you get the great flavor that's left in the skillet on the slider rolls.
Let's chat about the dinner rolls…I made them myself. New obsession, making my own bread. I took a breadmaking class this past weekend with my friend, Katie. We had a blast and learned so much. It has opened up a whole new world for me. I'm hoping to get used to it more and then I'll share this recipe for dinner rolls with you. (Above is an unedited iPhone picture of the rolls I made the day after that class.)
Instead of saying you'll thank me after you make these, I'm just going to say you're welcome. Hehe. Make these and these other great snacks for your Super Bowl get together this weekend!
Last week we had these with oven fried french fries…I need to make those again and not share them (with anyone) and I guess share the recipe with you all too.
Cheddar Bacon Onion Sliders Recipe
- 1 pound ground chuck, divided into 8 sections and flattened into patties
- salt & pepper
- 2 small onions, dice half of one onion, optional, & slice the rest of them
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 8 slices of bacon, cooked
- 8 dinner rolls or slider buns, split
- 1 to mato, sliced
- Heat a cast iron skillet on medium to medium high for 4 to 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to each side of the patties. Cook 4 patties at a time and add in half of the sliced onions. Cook slider patties for 2 to 4 minutes on each side. Flip and continue cooking on each side. Using tongs, flip onions as well.
- After cooking the first batch of slider patties, add split slider buns split side down (4 of them) in the skillet for about 60 to 90 seconds. If you don't have enough room, do this in batches until 4 of the slider rolls are done.
- Repeat, cook the patties and then heat the slider buns.
- Arrange patties on buns, add cheese, bacon, cooked onions, uncooked onions (optional), tomato and lettuce and enjoy!
I love sliders and I love bacon (and so does my girlfriend). I think I’ll be using this recipe sometime this week. Thank you!
I made these 2 weeks ago, fantastic! My hubby said he can eat this regularly!
Thanks for the great recipe Julie!
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Is it weird that I’m most excited about the rolls?! I love your method of putting them in the pan. I’ll have to try that next time!
Shell Fruscione says
My fiancee would LOVE these.
these look amazing. I would love to know how you made the rolls.
Linda | The Urban Mrs says
Let those sliders slide to my mouth – insanely mouthwatering, and those onions definitely adds flavors! Love your version.
those would have been great for our Super Bowl party (had I stopped & checked out the recipe at least a day ago!!)
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom says
I want one of these NOW!
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
I want to get obsessed with baking bread too but have not gotten around to it! These sliders look amazing btw. And with homemade bread, I’m sure it can’t get any better!
Elizabeth Atwood says
My husband would seriously just eat those up! You still can’t convince me to like onions though ;-). To be fair my stomach doesn’t like them either.
Oh, those look so good. I am going to have to come to your house so you can feed me.
Those look absolutely amazing!!!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
I’m the same way–I totally get obsessed with certain ingredients. Today Chris gently told me that I need to start mixing things up a little bit more. Ha! It took a while for onions to grow on me too, but I love them now!
These look delish! Perfect for the big game tomorrow!
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
Everything’s better as a slider and especially with bacon!
Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says
OH. EM. GEE. And homemade buns?! I’m so inspired! Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Julie! XOXO
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
UM HOLY CRAP. I want all of this.
Oh yum…these look so good!
Your rolls are beautiful! So are your sliders! I love your obsessions–they become recipes I cook! 🙂
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Bernie’s looking over my shoulder and says, “yum, what are those?” That’s an instant thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can’t believe you made bread the day after our class! We brought so much bread home!!! I’m so glad we got to take the class together. The sliders sound awesome and Curtis is genius for telling you to add in the onions! Jon isn’t a fan of onions either other than onions rings which he just started eating 2 years ago. lol. Anyways… Happy Birthday my friend!!!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
OMG I wish I can re do dinner. Haha. Going on the menu soon though!!
Amy Tong says
Oh…those are the good thing/food to be obsessed with! If your friends are also foodies, I’m sure they won’t be annoyed. hehehe….These sliders are divine! I can easily eat 3 of them myself. 😛 Your dinner rolls look perfect. I love baking my own bread and buns too. Would love to try your recipe some day. Will you be posting it in the future?
addie | culicurious says
yum, these look tasty, Julie! I love burgers of all shape and sizes 🙂
Jen @ Savory Simple says
Julie, these look AMAZING.
Pam Greenwell says
These look really good, Julie. My husband says I’m weird (about onions) because I don’t want them on my burger, but then I order onion rings. I don’t like RAW onion, but love cooked onions. In my opinion, a good steak sandwich isn’t that unless you have cooked onions and mushrooms, and sometimes bell peppers.
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Oooh, love these sliders! I always add onion when cooking the meat too. Makes a big difference! And homebaked rolls – AMAZING!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
Those look wonderful!
These look killer! And homemade bread-wow, you are so talented.
btw-Can we still be friends if I tell you turkey bacon is a no-no in my home? That is unless you i can cook it it regular bacon grease.
Stephanie @ henry happened says
I love the mini version! And I just had a burger last night with sauteed onions and it was soooo good. I should make these for Super Bowl!
natalie @ wee eats says
These look DELECTABLE! I’m drooling all over my keyboard right now. And those rolls look like PERFECT slider buns. These will be a great addition to my BYO slider bar!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
OMG I love these! They look to-die-for and like a perfect addition to my Super Bowl Festivities this weekend 😀 YUM. So Glad you’ve come over to the delicious dark side of onion obsession 😉
amy @ fearless homemaker says
These look SOOOO good – wish I could have one for lunch right now!
Carla @ Carlas Confections says
Holy cow is all I have to say! Pinned! 😀
These look CRAZY good, Julie!
Oh my word these look amazing.
Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says
Ohmahgoodness, these sound AMAZING! Perfect birthday treat. 🙂
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
Home made rolls can make or break the dish….you nailed it with these awesome little buns (can you tell I love bread, I was a baker for zillions of years so I appreciate good dough) Great job!!
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I love how these were cooked in the same pan but I especially love the bacon 😉
megan @ whatmegansmaking says
These look so good! Homemade rolls, and then you grill them in the pan??? Amazing.
Maria Tadic says
Onions are awesome – I’m glad you like them now! The ones you made kinda remind me of caramelized onions…which even for onion haters are delicious! And they’re good on just about anything!
Robyn | Add a Pinch says
Oh Julie! These look fabulous!