Bacon Blue Cheese Burger Sliders
Summer is not summer without some grilling. Apartment living can make that challenging at times but we try to get out to the park to grill as much as we can. For the days when we can’t make it outdoors we end up using my T-Fal OptiGrill for all our grilling needs. It’s just the right size and it doesn’t pick up a huge amount of storage space. I’ve used it for all kinds of grilling from veggies, fish, shrimp, steaks, chicken, pork and of course burgers. I’ve been obsessed with sliders lately, they are just the right size and I never feel like I am over eating when I have two. I recently partnered with Safeway and shared with you a delicious Summer Berries Fruit Salad, it’s the perfect dish to take advantage of all those berries on sale during the summer. This week I am sharing a simple sliders recipe that you can customize to make you own. Safeway sent me a gift card to shop and create summer recipes that my family likes to share with you. Any opinions expressed are my own.
I wanted to make the sliders because I found some patties that were already made at our local Safeway. Sometimes they have them in the ground beef section. Safeway has been having lots of great meat specials lately and I like this idea because I didn’t have to form the patties myself and it was at a really good price.
I also found some Blue Cheese Crumbles for only $4 a container and figured it would be great to add on top of the burger. I love the saltiness that it adds to food. It was a no brainer for me to add it on burgers instead of the regular American Cheese or Cheddar we would add.
I’ve been trying to cut down on the greasy food that our family eats. Now when we have burgers that we make at home I always make homemade fries. I have done it different ways each time but the family loves when I cut them into disks instead of wedges. These are so easy to make. I use russet potatoes for baking potatoes and mashes potatoes. I wash them off and dry them. Cut them in round disks and pat them dry to remove excess water and then drizzle with olive and sprinkle with seasoning to taste. Bake in the oven at 415 degrees. I usually bake for fifteen minutes per side. Make sure you get as much moisture out of the potatoes before baking so they are crispy. These have a nice crunch on the outside and it’s soft on the inside. If you want it more crispy bake longer.
This week Safeway has lots of great specials including ground beef (80/20) for $3.99 per pound. They also have bacon on sale and the blue cheese regular price is $4 per container. Be sure to check out some of their other great specials like Pillsbury Cookie Dough, Fruit Snacks and Gushers, just to name a few. Plus for parents preparing for back to school purchase 10 box tops items and receive 60 eBoxTops to donate to your child’s school.