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Grilled Beef Sliders

Grilled Beef Sliders

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Don’t let the size of these sliders fool you, they are packed big-time with wood fired flavor. High quality 80/20 ground chuck and caramelized onions make this simple recipe the perfect changeup to your burger routine.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

30 Min




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
3 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Whole yellow onion, thinly sliced
Pinch salt
To Taste kosher salt
2 Pound ground chuck, 80% lean
To Taste pepper
cheddar cheese
As Needed Buns, Slider
As Needed shredded iceberg lettuce
As Needed caramelized onions
To Taste mayonnaise
To Taste ketchup
To Taste mustard


  • 1

    For the Caramelized Onions: Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large sauté or frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and a generous pinch of salt. Cook, stirring often, until the onions start to caramelize and break down.

  • 2

    Reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, stirring frequently until the onions are very brown and sweet, about 25-30 minutes in total. Taste, adding more salt if necessary. Use immediately, or allow to cool and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • 3

    To make the burgers: Add 2 tsp of kosher salt per pound of meat, and 1/2 tsp of ground pepper per pound (if you prefer less salty food, reduce to 1 tsp per pound). Using your hands, gently mix the ground beef to incorporate the salt, making sure not to overwork it.)

  • 4

    Shape the beef into 2 to 3 oz burgers. Brush on both sides with a small amount of the remaining oil.

  • 5

    When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 6

    Place the burgers on the grill, cooking for 2-3 minutes, then flipping and cooking an additional 2-3 minutes until you reach the desired doneness. If using cheese, add the cheese when the burgers are flipped.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 7

    Allow the sliders to rest for a few minutes to ensure the juices are evenly distributed. While burgers rest, add the buns to the grill and cook with the split side down for 1-2 minutes to toast them.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 8

    Garnish burgers with the caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, and other condiments. For fun, sprinkle Traeger Summer Shandy Rub into the mayonnaise, or use Traeger BBQ Sauce instead of ketchup. Enjoy!

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