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Cheeseburger Pretzel Sliders

Cheeseburger Pretzel Sliders with Dijon Mustard and Caramelized Onions

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We really didn’t think cheeseburgers could get any better—that is, until Chef Michelle created this mashup masterpiece. Here, she’s combining two of our favorite finger foods: sliders, and pretzels with mustard. Mini beef burgers are layered with melty white Cheddar, caramelized Vidalia onion, and tangy mustard, then sandwiched between pillowy, warm pretzel buns. Everyone gets three of these bite-size beauties, because we couldn’t stop at one if you dared us to.


  • Stovetop Only

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By Chef Michelle

By Chef Michelle

Nutritional info

  • Calories 890
  • Protein 44g
  • Total Carb 72g
  • Total Fat 52g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • pretzel slider buns
    pretzel slider buns
  • mixed lettuces
    3 ounces
    mixed lettuces
  • red radishes
    3 ounces
    red radishes
  • Vidalia onion
    Vidalia onion
  • white Cheddar cheese
    2 slices
    white Cheddar cheese
  • Dijon mustard
    1 packet
    Dijon mustard
  • whole-grain mustard
    3 tablespoons
    whole-grain mustard
  • unsalted butter
    2 packets
    unsalted butter
  • ground beef
    12 ounces
    ground beef
  • Worcestershire sauce
    1 tablespoon
    Worcestershire sauce
  • sherry vinegar
    1 tablespoon
    sherry vinegar
  • honey
    1 packet

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 12" large pan with lid
  • aluminum foil

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Slice pretzel buns open horizontally. Rinse lettuce and pat dry with paper towel. Rinse radishes and thinly slice crosswise. Peel onion, halve, and thinly slice. Tear each Cheddar slice into 3 pieces. In a small bowl, stir together Dijon mustard and whole-grain mustard to combine, then set aside. 

  2. Caramelize Onion

    Caramelize Onion

    Heat butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. When butter is foamy, add onion and ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until light brown and softened, about 6 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon water and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring continuously, until golden brown and soft, 5 minutes more. Transfer caramelized onions to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe pan clean and reserve for Step 5.

  3. Form Sliders

    Form Sliders

    While onion cooks, pat beef dry with paper towel and place in a large bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Using your hands, mix well, then form into 6 equal patties, about 1½-inches thick. Using your thumb, create a dimple on top of each. Transfer to a plate and set aside until Step 5.

  4. Make Salad

    Make Salad

    In a large bowl, whisk together sherry vinegar, ½ packet honey (save remainder to sweeten a cup of tea), and 2 tablespoons olive oil until fully combined. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Add lettuce and radishes to bowl with vinaigrette, waiting to toss until Step 6 (this will prevent your salad from becoming soggy).

  5. Cook Sliders

    Cook Sliders

    Return pan from onions to medium heat with 1 teaspoon olive oil. When oil is shimmering, add sliders and sear, without flipping, until browned on bottom, 3-4 minutes. Flip and continue searing until browned and medium rare, 2-3 minutes. Top sliders with caramelized onions and Cheddar, then cover pan to melt cheese, 1-2 minutes more. Transfer sliders to a plate. Wipe pan clean for the next step.

  6. Plate Pretzel Sliders

    Plate Pretzel Sliders

    Return pan from sliders to medium heat and arrange pretzel buns cut-side down. Toast until light golden, about 2 minutes. Spread mustard over cut-sides of buns. Toss salad to coat. Sandwich cheeseburger sliders between pretzel buns and serve with salad. Dig in!

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