Most of the time, we eat sliders without the bun. And, most of the family enjoys their burgers and sliders very well-done. That means that the burgers need some pretty exciting accessories to keep them moist and interesting. This burger started out as an experiment and ended up with rave reviews. It is a well-done burger that still has character and juiciness.
When thinking about how to dress up an ordinary burger, of course, onions came to mind. After all, onions make just about everything exciting. They are sweet and hearty, flavorful and versatile.
And, as you know, I have become an unwitting ambassador for beets. Beets are maligned and ignored, mostly because of the unfortunate texture that many people have encountered in their childhood. Thankfully, beets are making a comeback, mostly because boiled beets are a very small part of the beet preparation pie-chart. In reality, beets are beautiful and exciting with a variety of textures depending upon their preparation. They are inexpensive, widely available and are best eaten raw or roasted. Beets are truly are one of the most exciting vegetables available.
This recipe starts in a pan on the fire and ends in the oven. It is forgiving and will wait for you. The end product is a juicy well-done slider atop a soft, succulent onion slice with drizzled beets on the top.
1-2 beets, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
By hand or using the shredding blade on the food processor, shred or grate beets.
Slice the onions and place on the bottom of a baking dish. Pour water to coat the bottom and halfway up the onion slices. Place in hot oven.
Heat sliders and shredded beets in fry pan.
Turn sliders until both sides are well-cooked. Carefully place sliders, frizzled beets and some of the pan drippings on top of the onions in the baking dish and place bake in the oven.
Bake for 15 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven.