There’s nothing like a delicious pickle! I’m always interested to find a new way to add more pickles into my diet. I’ll eat them fried, have them on the side or as a soup—why not?
But, this recipe for pickle sliders is definitely the one I’ve been searching for my whole life.
There’s nothing quite like a burger fresh off the grill, topped with cheese, mustard, ketchup and pickle slices, of course.
But, this bun-less recipe puts the focus of the meal on the salty, juicy pickles—where it rightfully belongs, if you ask me!
Plus, these make great snack options for the Fourth of July or any backyard shindig this summer. Also, they’re really simple to make.
Delish fills you in on how to create the world’s tiniest patties, so that the pickle slices are the perfect size to replace a traditional bun.
And, you don’t have to mess with condiments in this recipe. They’ve incorporated the mustard and ketchup right into the meat mixture.
How To Make Pickle Sliders
According to the recipe, you’ll combine ground beef, bread crumbs, an egg, mustard, ketchup and garlic powder together to create the patties. Then season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Once the meat is properly seasoned, form the mixture into small patties.
Add the beef patties and cook for about 3 minutes until they’re properly seared. Then flip and cook the other for another couple of minutes.
Once you cook them to your liking, top with cheese, a small tomato slice and a bit of lettuce.
Then, wedge all of that in between two pickle slices, and there you have it—the most delightful pickle treat.
If you’re like me, you may wonder where these have been all of your life. But you’re also probably relishing (pun intended!) the fact that there are so many possibilities out there!
For example, you could also re-create a bunless Chick-Fil-A sandwich by wedging fried chicken between two pickles.
This video from HealthyJunkFood’s YouTube Channel breaks exactly how to make that delicious Chick-Fil-A-style chicken that so many love.
After you’re done making it, simply swap the buns for some pickles, and that’s it! You’ll have a delicious pickle-inspired sandwich.
You can also create a Cuban-style pickle slider using pork. However, this recipe from HEB calls for the pork to cook in a slow-cooker, so you’ll need to set aside a good amount of time to make this dish.
The pork will need to cook on low in a slow cooker for about eight hours. Still, the end result will be well worth it. Just check out how delicious these look:
Mmm. I’m excited just thinking about it.
Reaching for a jar of pickles right about now? I can’t say I blame you.
Interested in testing out other unique slider recipes this summer? Instead of pickles, you can also swap the typical small burger buns with waffle fries.
Just bake waffle fries, according to the package instructions. Then pick out a dozen or large, round waffles to act as the buns.
Check out the full instructions for waffle fry sliders in the video below from Delish:
Fire up that grill because you’ve got some small patties to cook!