BBQ Gouda Sliders

So I have to admit, these were too good that I devoured them before I could take many pictures! I tried to resist, but the caramelized onions and BBQ sauce with the gouda cheese are too good of a combination that it was calling my name! These were absolutely delicious, my husband even ate 3 of them! The burgers themselves were juicy and full of flavor, that they were delicious even without anything else on them! The gouda adds a nice smokiness and melty cheese pull, that is really the only reason we all love cheese so much…gotta have that stringy, insta worth pull! I buy my gouda in a block and shred it myself, it melts much better when its shredded. The BBQ sauce complements the gouda with a sweet tang. And finally, the caramelized onions add great texture and sweetness with a rich flavor from the caramelization. You can opt for regular buns for these, but the pretzel buns really bring all the flavors together for the perfect combination!

  • 1lb 85/15 Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion, Sliced
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup BBQ Sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Basil
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Cup Shredded Gouda
  • 8 Pretzel Buns
  • Optional Toppings: Mayonnaise, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Ketchup, Mustard
  • Makes: 8 Sliders
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total TIme: 35 Minutes

To Make:

  1. Make the caramelized onions first. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add 1 tbsp oil.
  2. Add the onions and sauté for 15-20 minutes until they get a deep caramelized color. Make sure to stir occasionally so they don’t burn.
  3. While the onions are cooking, make and shape the burgers.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, add in the beef, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, BBQ sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well too combine.
  5. Shape in to 8 patties.
  6. Once the onions are done, remove from the heat and set aside until ready to serve.
  7. To cook the burgers- heat a large pan over medium-high heat. The burgers have enough fat in them that you do not need to add any oil.
  8. Add the burgers to the pan (do this in batches to not overcrowd, I cooked 4 at a time) and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Flip and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes.
  10. Reduce the heat to low and add the gouda cheese on top. Cover and melt the cheese for about 5 minutes.
  11. Remove the burgers from the pan and get ready to assemble!
  12. Take the bottom of the pretzel bun and add a generous spoonful of BBQ sauce.
  13. Next add some caramelized onions.
  14. Then top with a burger patty and then the top bun! Serve and Enjoy!













8 thoughts on “BBQ Gouda Sliders

    1. Thanks! They were so delicious they didn’t last long enough to take some better photos! I used a regular gouda here since the BBQ sauce already adds a bit of smokiness and didn’t want to overwhelm the burger! I bought my Gouda in a wedge from Whole Foods and shredded it myself (Appel Farms brand).

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