The maple crunch doughnuts at Cle Elum bakery are worth driving far and wide for. If your eastbound 1-90 from Seattle pull off at the Cle Elum exit and its located at the east end of the small
Makes 22 Sliders
Sliders are the perfect appetizer for the Big Game, no matter what side your friends are rooting for, these sliders will be a winner!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 12 oz or 1 cup ground sausage
- 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely grated
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar, I use Mr. Vinegar’s vinegar
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups yellow onion, sliced 1/4inch thik
- cheddar or swiss cheese, sliced,1 inch squares
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tablespoon ketchup
- 2 teaspoons sweet relish
- 1/8 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon of red wine vinegar (I prefer Mr. Vinegar’s Red Wine vinegar)
- 22 Hawaiian sweet rolls
- Pre-heat your oven to 375°.
- In a mixing bowl mix together beef, sausage, onion, Worcestershire, garlic vinegar and pinch of salt.
- Scoop into 18-22 large golf ball size balls and pat down into patties. Keep wrapped in plastic in the fridge until ready to cook.
- In a medium sauté pan over medium/high heat add olive oil and onions. Allow to caramelize for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In a medium mixing bowl mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, sugar, vinegar and a pinch of salt. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.
- When ready, heat a large heavy bottomed skillet over high heat. Salt and pepper both sides of each burger and when the skillet is hot spray with cooking spray and a add the burgers. (Don’t over crowd, work in batches if needed).
- Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side to get a nice crust and place on a baking sheet and top with cheese.
- Once all of the sliders have been seared, place them in the oven for about 5-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°.
- Slice each roll in half and spread the top and bottom with the mayo sauce.
- Place a patty on each roll and top with caramelized onions.