Grilled Sliders with Cheesy Onions (Best Buddies Chef Challenge)

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Prep: 35 minutes Grill: 6 minutes


  • 1 1/2      pounds ground chuck beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  •   Salt
  •   Ground black pepper
  •  2 tablespoons butter
  •  2 large sweet onions, cut into thin wedges
  •  1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  •  1/2 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese (2 ounces)
  •  12 cocktail buns, split and toasted

1. In a large bowl combine ground beef and chili powder; mix well. Shape mixture into 12 small patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2. Lightly grease the rack of an indoor electric grill or a grill pan. Preheat to medium. Place patties on grill rack or in pan. If using a grill with a cover, close lid. Grill for 4 to 6 minutes or until cooked through. If using an uncovered grill or a grill pan, turn patties once halfway through grilling.

3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet melt butter over medium-low heat. Add onions, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, covered, for 13 to 15 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes more or until onions are golden. Stir in cheese until melted.

4. Serve burgers in buns with cheesy onions. Makes 12 mini burgers

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