Italian Slider Burgers

Applewood smoked bacon paired with Fresh Mozzarella has grown 376% over the past four years according to Datassentials. Enjoy the on-trend menu appeal of bacon and cheese slider burgers with a bold Italian flavor accent.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

INGREDIENTS

Italian Slider Burgers Yield: One appetizer
  • 1 oz. (3 balls) Grande Ciliegine Fresh Mozzarella, drained
  • 2 1/2 oz. (3 each) Slider size burger patties, raw, cooked on flat top griddle
  • 3 Slider rolls, sliced
  • Garlic butter, melted, as needed
  • 1/2 oz. (1 tbsp.) Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 oz. (1 cup) Iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 3 pieces Applewood bacon slices, halved
  • 1/2 oz. (1 tbsp.) Pepperoncini peppers, sliced, drained

DIRECTIONS

Italian Slider Burgers
  1. Arrange 3 Grande Ciliegine Fresh Mozzarella balls on 3 cooked slider burger patties; run under cheese melter/salamander briefly to melt cheese. Reserve.
  2. Brush cut sides of 3 slider rolls with garlic butter; heat on flat top griddle until toasted.
  3. For each slider, spread 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on bottom half of roll; top with 1/3 cup shredded lettuce, 1 slider burger/cheese, 2 bacon slice halves and 1 teaspoon pepperoncini peppers. Close with top half of roll.
  4. Arrange 3 Italian slider burgers on appetizer plate.