My housemate has been ready for me to make this recipe since I moved in. It’s been, uh, NULL years… so sorry for the mild delay.
I off-handedly stated the concept of sheet pan sliders in a random conversation with James’ pal Mike a number of years back, once I first visited his region to observe a boxing match. I didn’t recognize on the time that I would land up shifting into his residence just months later, or that I would spend the subsequent 700-someodd days listening to about how I had to make sliders for the blog, but it truly is the primary gist of how problems unfolded from then.
So, in enormous part, these Loaded Juicy Lucy Sliders are introduced to you by my housemate, Mike, and his stubborn-ass insistence that I make problems with plenty less “weird” meals (he’s just a bit picky) and lots extra “chopped meat”– which I eventually figured out potential flooring red meat to these folks who aren’t from this nook of New Jersey.
Give me just a bit credits score for the advent of those bad boys, though, too– I threw within the Juicy Lucy, bacon-topped, and different sauce elements for nice measure, all on my very own accord. I don’t desire to pat myself on the again too a lot here, but they truly make the recipe special.
You recognize what? Mike and I make a quite nice recipe brainstorming team. I guess I ought to take his recommendation extra often.
But don’t inform him I stated that
If you’ve by no potential heard of a Juicy Lucy before, they’re burgers which could possibly be filled with cheese rather of just laying a slice on top. The huge factor about Juicy Lucys is that they pack in extra cheese (yum) and the cheese remains in its melted state longer simply due to the fact the inner warmth from the burger retains it that way. I thought this was a huge plus for celebration food, so I decided to make a few in slide form.
These are essentially in all probability the foremost flavorful little hamburger sliders for the least quantity of attempt you may perhaps ever see. There is not any sauteeing or grilling or shaping necessary– merely smush half of that burger meat down right into a sheet pan, ideal it with cheese, disguise with the ultimate meat, ideal all of it off with a few bacon, and bake. It will all bake collectively into one big hamburger that you’ll be able to move onto slider buns and slice into particular person servings.
LOADED JUICY LUCY SHEET PAN SLIDERS
FOR THE BURGERS:
2 1/4 kilos lean flooring beef
1 tablespoon kosher salt (or to taste)
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated onion
6 slices American cheese
6 slices mozzarella cheese
6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
12 strips raw bacon
FOR THE BURGER SAUCE:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons hot sauce (or to taste)
1/4 cup thousand island dressing
12 brioche slider buns
3–4 enormous leaves of inexperienced lettuce
2 tomatoes, sliced thin
Dill pickle chips, optional, to top
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare a 13×9″ nonstick rimmed sheet pan
In a enormous bowl, combine the flooring beef, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and grated onion. Mix nicely till all meals are flippantly distributed.
Press half of the flooring red meat right into a skinny layer on the sheet pan. Layer the cheeses into 2 rows, guaranteeing which you simply depart room round the rims to stay away from any leaking whereas the burgers cook. Cover the cheese with the ultimate red meat mixture.
Weave the bacon on ideal of the sheet pan burger and tuck down any edges that may be placing over. Place your smaller sheet pan on ideal of a higher one in case you happen to suppose you may have points with grease dripping over simply due to the fact the bacon cooks.
Transfer the sheet pan to the oven and bake for about 30 minutes, or till cooked by way of and the bacon is birth to prepare dinner through. Finish off by broiling till the bacon is crisp.
As the sheet pan burger cooks, Mix collectively the mayonnaise, hot sauce, and thousand island dressing to create the burger sauce. Set aside. Layer the backside slider buns with the lettuce and tomato.
When the burger has completed cooking, intently drain off extra grease. Use a pair of strong tongs or spatulas to softly move the big burger to the slider buns. Cover with pickle chips, if desired, and drizzle with the burger sauce. Top with the ideal slider buns.
Use a enormous knife to slice among the rows and columns of the sliders so that they’ll just be pulled apart. Serve warm whereas the cheese is nonetheless melted.