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Italian Sausage Sliders

Italian Sausage Sliders

Take all the greatness of the humble slider and add an Italian sausage kick with Johnsonville! This quick and easy recipe boosts the taste of the traditional burger because of a special herb and spice mix that’s already blending into the sausage.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Johnsonville Sausage. For more information, visit Johnsonville.com.

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Ingredients
2 pounds Johnsonville All Natural Ground Italian Sausage or Links (remove from casing)
1 pound ground beef
16 small slider buns or mini sandwich rolls
Condiments – see suggestions below

Instructions
Set the EGG to direct cooking at 400°F/204°C.

In a large bowl, combine sausage and beef. Using your hands, blend the two meats together and form into one large ball. Use a spoon or a small measuring cup to gather up about a 3 ounce ball and press into patties … with the Big Green Egg Mini Burger Basket you can form and cook 12 Mini Burgers at once!

Place the Mini Burger Basket or individual sliders directly on the cooking grid. Cook for about 3 minutes then flip and continue cooking for another 3 minutes. The internal temperature should be 160°F/71°C.

Slice the buns and top the sliders with your favorite condiments.

Makes 16 sliders.

Condiment Suggestions
Provolone cheese and Marinara sauce
Fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and sliced tomatoes
Giardiniera – marinated chopped vegetables and olives
Sauteed onions and roasted red peppers
Sauteed mushrooms and Cheddar cheese

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