Small Bites

Italian Sliders

Give your burger sliders and Italian twist by adding fresh basil and Mozzarella. Recipe courtesy The Food Channel.

Italian Sliders

Serves 12. Recipe courtesy The Food Channel.

3 pounds 80/20 ground chuck
¼ cup Heinz 57 sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
8 Roma tomatoes, sliced
24 fresh basil leaves
24 3-inch butter-and-egg dinner rolls
12 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into
24 slices
2 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
½ cup mayonnaise

To Prepare
Mix the ground chuck in a bowl with Heinz 57 sauce, salt and pepper. Shape the beef into 24 small patties. Place the burgers on a medium-hot oiled grill for at least 4-6 minutes on each side. Slice the buns in half and toast them on the grill. Prepare pesto mayonnaise by combing 2 tablespoons prepared pesto with ½ cup mayonnaise. Spread pesto mayonnaise on both sides of the bun. Top the burger with a mozzarella slice, two tomato slices and a fresh basil leaf. Serve.