Wednesday, June 20, 2012

50/50 (bacon + beef) sliders with caramelized onions

We got this idea from Slater's 50/50 burgers. It's smaller and easier to prepare than a regular burger patties. Ground bacon really adds nice flavor to the burger. Savory burger patties + caramelized onion + Hawaiian sweet rolls = yummy goodness. 


Ground Beef - 1/2 lbs
Ground Bacon - 6-8 slices

Onion - 1/2 (minced)
Garlic - 3 (grated)
Egg white - 1
Bread crumbs - 1/4 cup (or more if it seems too wet)

Salt & pepper - 1 tsp each (remember, bacon is salty)
Paprika - 1-2 tsp
Italian seasoning (or your favorite herbs) - 2 tsp

[Other ingredients]
Hawaiian Sweet rolls - as many as you want
Ketchup, mayo, BBQ sauce (whatever you want for sauce)

[Caramelized onion]
Sweet yellow onion - 2 med
Butter - 4 TBS

[Potato wedges]
Potatoes - 6 (cut in wedges)
Olive oil - 1/4 cup
Dried parsley - 1 TBS
Italian seasoning - 2 tsp
Seasoned salt - 2 tsp 


  1. [Sliders] Combine all the ingredients under [Slider] in a bowl. Use your hands and mix well together. If the mixture looks too wet, add more meat or bread crumbs. Divide into small balls  (about 2 TBS-ful) and pat it down to 1 cm thick. Set it aside.
  2. [Caramelized onion] Slice the onions thinly. Cut butter into 1 TBS chunks. 
  3. [Potatoes] Clean potato skin by brushing. Cut into 2-inch chunks. Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil. Combine potato wedges and other ingredients. Mix well using your hands or spatula.
  4. [Toppings] Cut lettuce and tomatoes. Wash them and pat dry. 
Grating garlic brings out the juice

Small patties! Should've chopped the onion smaller. :)

Potato wedges with seasoning


  1. [Potatoes] Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. When it's ready, bake the potatoes for 10 minutes, then flip to the other side and bake for another 10 minutes. 
  2. [Caramelized onion] Melt 2 TBS butter in a pan on a medium-low heat. When it's barely melted, add in onion slices. Gently stir-fry. Make sure you continue to toss, or else you'll get burnt parts. Add in 1 TBS butter at a time when onion starts to turn brown.  
  3. [Sliders] Add thin layer of olive oil or butter. When it's hot, place 6-7 mini burgers. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on one side. Flip and fry for another 2-3 minutes. Pour 1TBS of water onto the burgers and cover the pan. Let it simmer/steam cook for about 1-2 minutes. Set it aside and repeat for the rest of the burgers. 
Butter the pan

Crispy outside, soft inside!


  1. Cut rolls in half, add lettuce, tomatoes, mini burger and your favorite topping if you want, and caramelized onion. 
  2. Don't forget the side of potato wedges!  


  1. Looks so good!! Need to try this! How do you ground bacon?

  2. I have Kitchenaid meat grinder attachment, so I did it at home, but you can ask the butcher at he market to do it for you. :)