Shallot and White Cheddar Smashburger Sliders

Smashburger Sliders with Cowboy Dust and Slider Sauce

“Elevate your boring burgers, please,” thought your loved one last night. Still serving up those traditional burgers with American cheese? Still buying the cheapest white bread buns you can find at Walmart?

I think it’s time to throw the ol’ gourmet burger changeup. (Your loved one agrees.) If you serve these Smashburger Sliders at dinner tonight, I promise you that your closest peeps will be thinking happy thoughts about you for the rest of the evening (maybe longer if you serve them with a smile!). You need that in your life.

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Cheeseburger sliders with title "Shallot and White Cheddar Smashburger Sliders with Cowboy Dust and Slider Sauce"

How do you elevate your everyday burger? Form into fun little sliders, season with Cowboy Dust, smash in diced shallots, melt on sharp white cheddar cheese, and top with a steamy King’s Hawaiian Sweet Roll. If that’s not enough for you, this will do the trick: Drizzle on some Slider Sauce, and why not add a dill pickle or two? Smash it all together until it’s hot and steamy and ready to devour. Then devour.

 

Here are some pics to help you make these juicy, flavorful Shallot and White Cheddar Smashburger Sliders.

 

Slices of sharp white cheddar cheese and diced shallots on parchment paper.

First, prep all of your ingredients, seasoning, and sauce. Have it all ready for smashing, melting, drizzling, and topping.

You’ll need eight slices of sharp white cheddar and one large shallot, diced small. Don’t forget to slice your rolls in half to make a top and bottom bun (saw gently with a serrated knife).

 

Slider Sauce in silver measuring cup made with mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard and Sriracha.

Now make the Slider Sauce: Stir together the mayo, spicy brown mustard, and Sriracha. If you haven’t noticed, I use Sriracha hot sauce all the time. Sriracha’s smokey sweetness livens up any savory dish and chases each bite with a hint of heat. So get your Sriracha Slider Sauce on today. Everybody’s doing it.

 

Cowboy Dust ingredients in glass seasoning jars: Everglades Seasoning, Lawry's Seasoned Salt and Lemon Pepper.

Last step prep: Make your very first batch of Cowboy Dust (Everything Seasoning). I promise you it won’t be the last batch you make! I will be giving my Cowboy Dust recipe its very own post soon. It’s the backup singer in these Shallot and White Cheddar Smashburger Sliders, but this Cowboy Dust (Everything Seasoning) really does all the flavor-work and it deserves its own spotlight.

 

Smashburger Slider ground beef patties on a baking sheet sprinkled with Cowboy Dust Everything Seasoning.

Until that fabulous post goes viral, just mix together two parts Everglades Seasoning, one part Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, and one part Lemmon Pepper. Jar up any extra Cowboy Dust (Everything Seasoning), and rub it on your meats, add it to your sauces, sprinkle it on your eggs. . . just use it on everything in place of the usual salt and pepper combo.

Form the 80/20 ground beef into eight slider patties and season both sides with Cowboy Dust. Your patties should be an inch larger in diameter than the rolls because they’ll shrink during cooking.

 

Four Smashburger Sliders topped with smashed diced shallots sizzling in a cast iron skillet.

All your ingredients are prepped, so place your patties in a skillet over medium-high heat and top with a large pinch of scallions. Using the back of a spatula, smash the scallions down into each patty. Don’t be shy. This is why they’re called Smashburgers.

 

Four Smashburger Sliders topped with sharp white cheddar cheese in cast iron skillet.

After a couple of minutes, flip the patties over and top with a slice of cheddar.

 

Smashburger Sliders topped with King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls being smashed down with spatula.

On top of the cheddar, add the top bun first. Then add the bottom bun, which we’ll be removing after it warms.

Smash again. Trust me, you’ll appreciate the hot, steamy, slightly greasy buns once they hit your tastebuds.

At this point, your sliders are just about cooked. Or wait another minute or two if you prefer well-done burgers.

 

Bottom bun of King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls topped with Sriracha Slider Sauce and dill pickle.

Time to remove those bottom buns and place on serving platter. Spoon on a teaspoon of your prepared Slider Sauce and add a dill pickle or two.

 

Smashburger Sliders with title "Shallot and White Cheddar Smashburger Sliders with Cowboy Dust and Slider Sauce."

Remove the sliders from the skillet, and really use that spatula to scrape out the onions with the burger. Place on top of the saucy bottom bun and serve! Hug your loved one.

Here’s the complete, printable recipe:

Shallot and White Cheddar Smashburger Sliders

Shallot and White Cheddar Smashburger Sliders

Ingredients

  • 8 King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, cut in half horizontally using serrated knife
  • 1.5 lbs ground chuck 80/20
  • 1 large shallot, diced thinly
  • 8 slices sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 8 dill pickle slices
  • Slider Sauce
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • Cowboy Dust (Everything Seasoning)
  • ½ cup Everglades seasoning
  • ¼ cup Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • ¼ cup lemon pepper

Instructions

  1. Prep the rolls, shallots, cheese, and pickles and have on hand for burger assembly.
  2. Slider Sauce: Stir together the mayo, mustard, and Sriracha in small bowl to make the sauce.
  3. Form the burgers into patties that are about an inch larger in diameter than the rolls, which will be about 3 inches. (A pound and a half of ground beef should make 8 burger sliders.)
  4. Mix together the ingredients of the Cowboy Dust (Everything Seasoning) and season both sides of each patty moderately. Store the rest of the seasoning in an airtight container for use any time you want sexier meat.
  5. Now let’s get to smashing that burger:
  6. Place your patties in a skillet preheated to medium-high.
  7. Drop a large pinch of shallots onto each patty.
  8. Now firmly smash the shallots into the patty using the back of a metal spatula.
  9. After a couple of minutes, flip the patties over and top with a slice of cheese. Then put the bun halves on top for warming. Place the top bun on first, then the bottom bun (you’ll be removing the bottom bun in a bit). Smash the buns down with spatula.
  10. After a couple more minutes, or when burgers are just about cooked to your liking, remove the bottom bun and place on serving plate.
  11. Spoon on some of the sauce, add a pickle slice, and finally add the cheeseburger along with the top bun. Devour.
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This recipe is also linked up with other zesty food bloggers at Weekend PotluckOur Three PeasGinger Snap CraftsPint Sized BakerColors and CraftAcross the BoulevardThe Country CookMiz Helen’s Country Cottage, Rattlebridge Farm, Walking on Sunshine, 21 Rosemary LaneTwo Chicks and a MomPieced PastimesThe SITS Girls, and Joyful Homemaking.

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15 Comments


  1. Uhmmm HELLO!? Those look delicious! Pinned for later! Thanks for sharing over at Share It Link party!

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  2. Your delicious Smashburger Sliders will be perfect for the Big Game Days coming up, I love the flavor combination. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday, I am pinning this one! Have a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Definitely make these sliders for game day, Miz Helen, and don’t forget the sauce! It’s so good. See you soon at the upcoming Full Plate Thursday!

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  3. These look so good my stomach is growling. Yum! I’m going to put these on my menu plan for February.

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    1. Please do! I’m craving them again already! Thanks for stopping in.

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  4. I tried these smash burgers tonight and OMG! Amazing burger! My husband loved them! I personally didn’t think I would like the siracha sauce but I followef the recipe to the T and WOW…amazing burger! Will definitely be making these again real soon!

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  5. I tried these smash burgers tonight and OMG! There were amazing. My husband loved them! I personally didn’t think I would like the siracha sauce but I followed the recipe to the T and wow! Amazing burger! Will definitely be making these again real soon!

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    1. So glad you tried them! My whole family agrees, they really are that great!

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  6. I’m definitely going to try this one. Yum!

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