Thrill your tailgate crowd with these Wisconsin-inspired winning beer-infused Cheesehead Sliders.

Ingredients

  • 1-pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slider buns or small dinner rolls, split
  • 1/4 cup Cheddar-flavored cheese spread

Instructions

  1. Combine Ground Beef, beer, bread crumbs, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into eight 1/2-inch thick mini-patties.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.
  3. Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  4. Place burger on bottom half of each slider bun. Evenly spread cheese over burgers. Close sandwiches.

Cook's Tip: You may substitute pub cheese, Cheddar cheese curds, beer cheese sauce, Cheddar cheese slices or pimento cheese spread for Cheddar-flavored cheese spread.

Test Kitchen Tips: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

You may substitute pub cheese, Cheddar cheese curds, beer cheese sauce, Cheddar cheese slices or pimento cheese spread for Cheddar-flavored cheese spread.