Memorial Day is all about grilling! To our family usually it is the beginning of a warm summer and school coming to an end. This year it still means the beginning of summer and grilling season, school however is another matter.
This is a great hands on recipe for Little Chefs. Little Chef A was able to prepare the patties ALL by herself! Combine all the ingredients; ground chuck, kosher salt, pepper, onion powder, grated smoked gouda and worchestershire sauce.
Form the patties using your bread as a guide to the size. Little Chef A had a GREAT time with this task! She was very careful and made sure each patty had an indentation in the middle so it didn’t puff up as much when Little Chef Dad grilled them. She also loved teaching Little Chef D how to form the patties, who also enjoyed creating them. This surprised me because they usually don’t like getting their hands dirty.
Grill your patties. Warning!!! Because of the smoked gouda you might have flare ups so be careful to keep a close eye. The first time we cooked these we didn’t have flareups. The second time we… I mean I worried with the amount of flames surrounding the patties! Remember sliders are small so they only need about 4 minutes on each side. They are done very quickly!
We served them on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls with ketchup, mustard and lettuce. Choose your toppings, we like to try different breads and condiments like Spicy Fry Sauce. Serve with fun BBQ sides like Grandma’s Potato Salad and Creamy Cucumbers.
Tip: You may form the patties earlier in the day. Make sure you put plastic wrap between each layer.
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1/2 cup grated smoked gouda
- 3 splashes worchestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- In a bowl combine all ingredients well.
- Form patties using the size of the rolls for a measurement guide.
- Grill patties, garnish and serve with your desired condiments.