Tweak this burger to your tastes by tailoring the slaw, mixing up the cheese, and playing with the colorful variety of tomatoes available to you. Be thoughtful about the bread too. For sliders in particular, seek out buttery dinner rolls or soft Hawaiian buns for optimum texture and flavor.
To make this recipe easier assemble the burgers, slice the tomatoes, and cut the buns in advance. Make the slaw just a little before you are ready to serve so it doesn’t wilt.
1. Prepare the burgers: Season the ground beef with salt and pepper. Form into 12 equal 4-ounce balls. Place a cube of cheese in the center of each and form the burger around them.2. Preheat the grill. While the grill is warming up, slice the tomatoes and halve the buns.
3. Place the burgers on the hot grill and let cook 3 minutes, or until they get grill marks and no longer stick to the grill. Flip and finish cooking on the second side.
4. While the burgers are cooking, make the slaw: Thinly slice the cabbage and place in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar, celery salt, and pepper. Dress the cabbage to your taste, toss, and set aside.
5. When the burgers are cooked to your desired doneness, assemble the sandwiches. Place the tomatoes on the bottom of the bun, then the burger, and top with slaw. Serve hot and enjoy!