Red, White & Blue Sliders for the Fourth!

Summer Strawberry Sliders 1 With the 4th of July right around the corner, I thought I’d make something red, white and {sort of} blue that doesn’t take much effort at all, that isn’t a dessert {I know, shocking…} and will have your taste buds singing praises. Friends, meet my Summer Strawberry Sliders with Blue Cheese Sauce. Read: Not plain boring burgers I’ve made mini.They’re perfect for BlogHer’s Summer Entertaining series, brought to you by Home Depot.

Yes, I have done it. Strawberries. On a baby burger. With cool and creamy blue cheese sauce. Weird? Perhaps….but in a completely amazing and different way that will make you wonder “Why the blank did I never think of this before?”—>true story. I have fallen in love with these pretty little things and I don’t care who knows it. My husband has also fallen in love with these. So has my 3 year old. But I think she likes them ’cause they’re itty bitty.
Summer Sliders 3 Moral of the story: people will sing your praises if you feed them these. I give you permission to say “Why yes I know I’m a rock star. Thank you for noticing how utterly awesome I am.” Forreals people.

Anyways, ENJOY! Have a happy and safe 4th! Summer Strawberry Sliders 3

 

Summer Strawberry Sliders with Blue Cheese Sauce

Yield: 16 sliders

Ingredients:

for the blue cheese sauce-
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon white vinegar
4 teaspoons granulated sugar
salt & pepper, to taste

2 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
1 lb. ground beef {80/20}
salt & pepper, to taste
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/4 cup chopped sweet onions
lettuce
16 slider rolls or sandwich bread cut out into circles

Directions:

Preheat outdoor grill to medium high heat. In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients for the blue cheese sauce. Refrigerate. Divide ground beef into 16 even portions and form into mini burger patties the size of the slider rolls. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill about 1-2 minutes per side or until cooked thoroughly. Rest 5 minutes then assemble sliders. To assemble, place lettuce on the bottom of the slider roll. Top with burger, strawberry slices, diced onion and blue cheese sauce. Top with other half of roll and repeat with the rest. Serve immediately.

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19 Responses to “Red, White & Blue Sliders for the Fourth!”

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    Ashton — July 2, 2012 at 11:07 am

    This does look a little crazy to me– but I’m totally intrigued!! Will have to try next time we do burgers :)

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    Kathryn — July 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

    So cute Lauren and such a creative combination of flavours!

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    Lauren - @Hippie Dog Company — July 2, 2012 at 11:19 am

    These look so good!!! We are making burgers on the 4th and I think these are going to be something I have to try. Thanks!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    A-doooooorbs.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — July 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    This is the first time I have ever seen strawberries on a burger! Awesome!!

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    Krissy's Creations — July 2, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    OMG Lauren. Amazing!

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    From Valerie's Kitchen — July 2, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Wow this is not a combo I would expect but, you know, I would totally go for it. So pretty and love the idea of a blue cheese sauce with strawberries. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

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    Anna @ hiddenponies — July 2, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Ha, I was wondering when I saw the title what the blue would be – very clever :)

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — July 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I love the blue cheese as the “blue” aspect of the dish. So creative!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — July 3, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Who would have thought of strawberries on a burger! Brilliant.

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 3, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I never would have thought of strawberries with burgers! What a great combination of flavors!

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    Meghan @ After the Ivy League — July 3, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Strawberries on a burger? Why haven’t I done this yet? Looks so good! I love that the “blue” is the blue cheese haha.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 3, 2012 at 8:35 am

    What a fun, festive July 4th dish! I was looking at the photos and I kept thinking, where’s the blue?! But then I scrolled down and saw BLUE CHEESE SAUCE, which is absolutely genius!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — July 3, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Yum, I love sliders! The 4th screams sliders and strawberries and the blue cheese is just a fantastic idea! Have a happy 4th!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

    These are great! Perfect for a 4th of July BBQ!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — July 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    These look delicious, Lauren! Never would have thought of putting strawberries on a burger but now I have to try it! Happy (early) Fourth! :-D

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    Karly — July 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    You just put strawberries on a burger.

    YOU JUST PUT STRAWBERRIES ON A BURGER.

    My mind. It is blown.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Very delicious! I love the addition of strawberries. So sweet and tasty!

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