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Bacon, Blue Cheese, Balsamic Marinated Onions…The ALL AMERICAN MEAL!  I made my Perfect Grain-Free Burger Bun recipe into slider buns, by using  a tablespoon sized ice cream scoop (instead of regular size, like stated in the recipe) to dollop the dough onto the parchment.

Once I made the buns, I needed a burger recipe…this fit the bill.. I have to say these were the best burgers/sliders I have EVER had…PALEO OR NOT!

Smoked Gorgonzola Beef Sliders with Balsamic Marinated Onions and Bacon

Serves: 4

  • for the onions:
  • 1 TBS pastured butter, or coconut oil
  • 2 large red or yellow onions, sliced
  • 1 TBS honey or maple syrup
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • for the sliders:
  • 1 lb ground beef, buffalo, or wild game(I used elk)
  • ½ red onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tsp stone ground mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 oz gorgonzola, crumbled
  • ½ tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 large pieces of cottage bacon, or rustic thick sliced bacon, cooked

  1. For the Onions:
  2. Heat the butter in a heavy bottomed pan, on medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and stir to coat them in oil. Spread the onions evenly over the bottom of the pan so to cook them evenly. Cook on medium-low for 15 minutes, adding water if necessary to keep them from drying out.
  4. Add honey and salt.
  5. Turn the temperature to low and Cook for another 25 minutes.
  6. Add the balsamic and black pepper.
  7. Serve on the sliders.
  8. For the sliders:
  9. Mix the ground meat, red onion, mustard, garlic and onion powders, gorgonzola, salt and black pepper in a medium sized bowl until incorporated. Form into 2-3 oz sliders, and chill in the fridge while you preheat the grill.
  10. Traeger Instructions:
  11. Smoke on 30 minutes, Turn up to high, and cook for 20-25 minutes, turning once, to your preferred doneness, or until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F. On a meat thermometer.
  12. Gas Grill Instructions:
  13. Grill on high for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reads 160 degrees F. On a meat thermometer.

To Assemble…

Toast the Grain-Free Burger Buns, and slather with homemade mayo;)

Top with the bacon, onions and sliders.

We served these with a fresh spinach side salad, and homemade dill pickles!


5 Thoughts on “Smoked Gorgonzola Sliders with Balsamic Marinated Onions and Bacon

  1. This looks so good. I’m a sucker for anything with caramelised onions.

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  4. This looks delish! Where could I buy grain free buns or make them?

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