Kid-friendly Cheeseburger Sliders with Honey Dijon Mayo – and Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!

In: Kimz Kitchen, Recipes

I decided pull these out for dinner tonight – but I didn’t have any dinner rolls in my pantry or my freezer…so I decided to pull out my every trusty Deluxe Breadmaker Bread Machine. This was that one wedding gift on my registry that I desperately wanted to have. And I use it at least 2 times a week! These rolls are worth a post all to themselves, so if nothing else, whip these out for Thanksgiving or something.

Homemade Roll Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk or half n half (I pour it into the water so it warms it up a bit.)
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast – or 2 1/4 tsp yeast if you’re using a jar.
Homemade Rolls Directions (for my Deluxe Breadmaker Bread Machine – I LOVE this thing, btw!)
  • Place the bread flour, sugar, salt, milk powder, water, butter, and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set on Dough cycle; press Start.
  • Remove risen dough from the machine, deflate, and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces, and form into rounds. Place the rounds on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In case you were wondering, here’s how I let my redneck roots shine. Seriously – it’s the BEST way to rise a roll in the South. Even on Christmas Day! Just walk outside in your t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops, put ’em in your car and walk away.  At least that’s what we did in Georgia.
Check these out – it only took 17 minutes for them to get like this. In November. In July it would take 3. Or you could just leave them in there and they’d bake right up for you. Talk about not needing a car-air-freshener-thingy.
OK, I’ll get civilized again. Sorry about that.
  • Bake them at 350* for about 15-17 minutes, and they’ll come out lookin’ amazing. Add a little egg wash if you want a shiny brown look.
Now on to the burgers. They’re pretty simple.
Cheeseburger Slider Ingredients:
  • 20 ounces lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil,, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano,, dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  •  freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 dinner or slider rolls
  • 4 slices of Havarti Cheese (or whatever your favorite happens to be at the time!)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
Cheeseburger Sliders Directions
  • Combine ground beef, cheese and all seasonings. Mix together well. Make sure you have my blog post up so you can read the recipe. hahahaha!  🙂
  • Shape turkey into 16 small patties.  Good burger making tip here for ya – you know how when your burgers normally come off the grill they shrink up and get more bouncy-ball like -then flat disc like? It has to do with proteins in the meat scrunching up on the outside of the burger and bringing it all in to the middle. (That was scientific wasn’t it?) If you punch down a little hole in the middle of your burger patty before you cook it, your burger will be more level shaped than bouncy-ball shaped when it’s done cooking – it’ll fit on those awesome rolls better this way. 🙂
  • Place patties on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 – 10 minutes or until cooked through. Be careful not to cook too long or they will become dried out.
  • Cut your cheese slices into quarters.  Top burgers with Cheese slices.
  • Combine mayonnaise with honey Dijon mustard and stir until well blended. Yeah, I use Duke’s – ’cause it’s local. And anything with the words “Heavy Duty” on it gets my attention.
  • Place on rolls and top with honey Dijon mayo.
Serve these sliders (with those homemade rolls if you don’t wanna run to the store for premade ones…) with these amazing sweet potato fries, and you’ll have a happy bunch of kids – the big guy in your life included.

Kim


2 comments

  • Blessing Rolls! « Kimz Kitchen

    December 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    […] made some yummy yeast rolls, but instead of my normal yeast roll recipe, I ventured a little and went for some buttery crescent rolls.  With a little surprise inside each […]

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  • Elisangela

    March 2, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Sure you can make bread without a bread maker. You need a rpicee specific for that purpose. Learning to make bread by hand takes a little bit of skill. You might have to make a few loaves that are less than perfect before you get the knack of it. You get a feel for the kneading, and you start to know by the feel when you have needed enough. This pretty much happens through practice and experience.There are many bread rpicees at the link below. Most of them do not call for a bread macine. Thyere are sweet bread rpicees there also

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