Burger of the Month: Surf-n-Turf Slider
October 18, 2012
Our ongoing tribute to the burger continues with a crab stuffed surf-and-turf slider.
1lb ground beef, preferably an 80/20 blend
Salt and coarse ground pepper
6 slices Gruyere cheese
1 cup lump crab meat
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
¼ cup mayonnaise
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 slices cooked thick cut bacon cut in to thirds
6 mini brioche buns, lightly toasted
Preheat grill to medium high. Place garlic on a square of tin foil, add olive oil and wrap well. Place packet on grill for approximately 20 minutes until garlic is soft. Mash garlic and mix with mayo. Refrigerate aioli until ready to use.
Add butter to a small sauce pan and place on grill until melted. Remove and briefly dip crab meat into butter. Set buttered crab aside.
Gently form ground beef into 12 1-inch patties. Place even portions of crab meat in the center of six patties, top each with remaining 6 patties and press edges to seal. Sprinkle both sides of burger patties liberally with salt and pepper.
Grill burgers until thoroughly cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes per side. Spread aioli on bun tops. Place burgers on the bottom buns, top each with two slices bacon, one slice of cheese. Add top bun and serve immediately.
–Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Editor