Mini Sliders with Smoked Gouda & Caramelized Onions


1 egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup soft bread crumbs

1 teaspoon steak seasoning

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef


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


In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, and steak seasoning. Add ground beef; mix well. Shape mixture into 12 small patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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 8 to 10 minutes or until done (160 degrees F).* If using an uncovered grill or a grill pan, turn patties once halfway through grilling.

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.

Serve burgers in buns with cheesy onions.

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