Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Sliders

The recipe Blue Cheese Stuffed Bacon Sliders can be made in around 1 hour and 20 minutes. This recipe serves 12. For $4.1 per serving, this recipe covers 26% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains around 33g of protein, 39g of fat, and a total of 673 calories. 70 people found this recipe to be scrumptious and satisfying. If you have applewood smoked bacon, pears, blue cheese, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It works well as a main course. It is brought to you by Leites Culinaria. Overall, this recipe earns a good spoonacular score of 76%. Try Bacon Avocado Blue Cheese Sliders, Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers for Two, and Bacon and Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers for similar recipes.

Servings: 12

Preparation duration: 80 minutes

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Ingredients:

16 slices (1 pound) apple-smoked bacon

2 1/2 cups baby arugula leaves

Freshly ground black pepper

6 ounces (about 1/2 cup) crumbled blue cheese, at room temperature

1 pint basket cherry tomatoes (optional)

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme

About 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 pounds coarsely ground sirloin, chilled

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus about 1 teaspoon

2 ripe but firm pears

1 small red onion (about the same diameter as the buns), very thinly sliced

Sea salt

24 soft slider buns

Equipment:

paper towels

frying pan

bowl

grill

broiler

toaster

oven

skewers

Cooking instruction summary:

1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy, and then drain on paper towels. Cut 8 of the slices crosswise into 3 pieces each; crumble the remaining bacon and set both aside separately.2. Peel the pears, halve them lengthwise, and core them. Cut them crosswise into thin slices and put in a bowl. Toss with the sugar and set aside.3. In a large bowl, combine the meat, thyme, crumbled bacon, and 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper. Using your hands, knead together lightly. Form the mixture into 48 evenly sized balls (about 1 ounce each). Use the pointed end of an egg to make a small depression in half the patties. Fill them with a little mound of cheese, dividing it evenly among them. Top with the remaining patties, and then pinch them together around the cheese. Make sure the stuffing is completely enclosed. Pat and mold the burgers to fit the buns. The burgers can be shaped and refrigerated, covered, for several hours or overnight.4. When ready to cook, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot or build a medium-hot fire in a barbecue. Generously season the meat on both sides with salt and pepper.5. Cook the burgers in the skillet, in batches, turning once or twice, about 3 minutes for medium-rare. Do not press down on the patties. Be gentle when you turn the burgers so they do not break open. With a large spoon, baste the sliders several times with the fat in the pan. To grill the burgers, oil the grate, arrange the patties on it, and cover. Cook as above.6. While the burgers cook, toast the buns in a toaster oven or under the broiler, about 5 inches from the heat, until lightly toasted. Or toast them on the outer perimeter of the grill rack.7. When the burgers are done, remove them to a warm platter, keep warm, and let rest for several minutes. Meanwhile, heat the remaining teaspoon of the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the pear slices, or place them on the outside of the grill rack, and cook just until warm and lightly browned. Turn and repeat, then remove to a plate. They should still be crunchy.8. To build the burgers, arrange a few leaves of arugula on the bun bottoms. Top each with a pear slice or two, a piece of bacon, and a burger. Add an onion slice and a bun top, and skewer securely together. Add a cherry tomato as a topknot, if you wish, on the skewer. Serve immediately.

 

Step by step:


1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy, and then drain on paper towels.

2. Cut 8 of the slices crosswise into 3 pieces each; crumble the remaining bacon and set both aside separately.

3. Peel the pears, halve them lengthwise, and core them.

4. Cut them crosswise into thin slices and put in a bowl. Toss with the sugar and set aside.

5. In a large bowl, combine the meat, thyme, crumbled bacon, and 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper. Using your hands, knead together lightly. Form the mixture into 48 evenly sized balls (about 1 ounce each). Use the pointed end of an egg to make a small depression in half the patties. Fill them with a little mound of cheese, dividing it evenly among them. Top with the remaining patties, and then pinch them together around the cheese. Make sure the stuffing is completely enclosed. Pat and mold the burgers to fit the buns. The burgers can be shaped and refrigerated, covered, for several hours or overnight.

6. When ready to cook, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until very hot or build a medium-hot fire in a barbecue. Generously season the meat on both sides with salt and pepper.

7. Cook the burgers in the skillet, in batches, turning once or twice, about 3 minutes for medium-rare. Do not press down on the patties. Be gentle when you turn the burgers so they do not break open. With a large spoon, baste the sliders several times with the fat in the pan. To grill the burgers, oil the grate, arrange the patties on it, and cover. Cook as above.

8. While the burgers cook, toast the buns in a toaster oven or under the broiler, about 5 inches from the heat, until lightly toasted. Or toast them on the outer perimeter of the grill rack.

9. When the burgers are done, remove them to a warm platter, keep warm, and let rest for several minutes. Meanwhile, heat the remaining teaspoon of the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add the pear slices, or place them on the outside of the grill rack, and cook just until warm and lightly browned. Turn and repeat, then remove to a plate. They should still be crunchy.

10. To build the burgers, arrange a few leaves of arugula on the bun bottoms. Top each with a pear slice or two, a piece of bacon, and a burger.

11. Add an onion slice and a bun top, and skewer securely together.

12. Add a cherry tomato as a topknot, if you wish, on the skewer.

13. Serve immediately.


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