Red, White & Blue Sliders for the Fourth!

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Red, White & Blue Sliders

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.

Red, White & Blue Sliders

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!

Red, White & Blue Sliders

 

Summer Strawberry Sliders with Blue Cheese Sauce

Red, white, and blue sliders are a mini hamburger topped with red ripe strawberry slices and a cool and creamy blue cheese sauce. Perfect for your July 4th celebration.

servings 16 sliders
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins

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

For the sliders:

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

This post is part of the BlogHer Summer Entertaining series, which includes 100 percent editorial content presented by a participating sponsor. Our advertisers do not produce editorial content. This post is made possible by Home Depot and BlogHer.

Nutrition

Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of july, sliders

 

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24 Responses
  1. Lauren - @Hippie Dog Company

    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!

  2. From Valerie's Kitchen

    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!

  3. Meghan @ After the Ivy League

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

  4. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    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!

  5. Julia {The Roasted Root}

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

  6. Erika - The Teenage Taste

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

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