Pulled pork with buttermilk biscuits is a pretty common dish but what about BURGERS with biscuits? I don’t think i’ve seen something like that yet. Unless there is someone else out there who also had such a brilliant idea as well. Instead of using the usual burger buns to make these we used buttermilk biscuits (ready made) and turned them into biscuit sliders! (Mini burger buns)
This is a quick way to make sliders especially if you were to use the ready made biscuits. Like we did. Having a big party and searching for a good slider recipe that different? Give this mini burgers with buttermilk biscuits a try. You could use your favourite burger recipe or use ours. We used the Husband’s red wine tomato sauce and a herbed burger patty. The sweet caramelised tomato sauce is like a barbecue sauce substitute. We used mozzarella instead of the usual strong flavoured cheese to give it a more “mediterranean” taste. Medium rare beef with sweet tomato sauce and mozzarella sandwiched between sweet and buttery buttermilk biscuits. Bliss.
The tomato sauce is a multi purpose sauce. You can use it in pasta, as a sauce (in burgers) or eaten on bread. Anything really. This may take some time to make but it is totally worth the time. Make a big batch and freeze them or keep them in the fridge as a pasta sauce. In fact the sauce taste better after it has been “aged” in the fridge. The flavours seem to harmonise while resting in the fridge.
Red Wine Tomato Sauce recipe
2 medium onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
3 sprigs of thyme
3 sprigs of rosemary
1 cup of red wine
2 cans of chopped tomatoes
Heat a medium size pot over medium high heat. Then add enough olive oil to cover the base of the pot..
Add onion and fry for about 1 min, till onions soften. Then add garlic, thyme, rosemary and fry until fragrant about another 1 min. By now the onions should turn slightly translucent.
Pour red wine and canned tomatoes to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer with lid ajar for 45min to 1hr. Make sure to stir the mixture every 15mins.
Season with salt and pepper. You will need more salt than you think because tomatoes generally need more seasoning to bring out the flavour. But make sure to add the salt 1 tsp at a time. Its better to be able to add more salt then to over season!
You could keep this in a air tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days or keep it in the freezer for future sauces!
Now the meat! The way we make the meat is exactly the same as how we make our naked burger (tip: treat the burger patty like you would a steak) except we added some fresh herbs on the meat before grilling this time.
You may be wondering why does our buttermilk biscuits look so different? It is different. This is the german version of the buttermilk biscuits. It is sweeter and less crumbly. We used the best ready made buttermilk biscuits we could find in our local supermarket. If you are going to go with ready made, why not get the best quality ones! The knack & Back biscuits is soft and filled with buttery goodness. Can’t really go wrong with that can you?
When you got your sauce done and the meat done it is only the assembling part. Hope you like the gif I made!
Makes 6 sliders
500g minced beef
1-2 sprigs thyme, finely chopped
1-2 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped
Biscuits baked ( follow instruction on the packaging)
tomato sauce (recipe above)
Mozzarella, good quality
Remove leaves from stem and finely chop up the thyme and rosemary. Mix well. Set aside.
Divide meat into 6 portions and form them into burger patties.
Season both side of the meat with salt and pepper. (So much that top and bottom is covered in salt and pepper and that you can’t see the meat anymore) Then top the meat with the mixed herb.
Heat a large frying pan on high (sizzlingly hot). Place patties in pan and fry each side for 2-3mins. Once done remove and let patties rest for 2 mins.
Half of the biscuit, tomato sauce, meat patty, tomato sauce, mozzarella, drizzle a bit of olive oil, then top with the other half of the biscuits. DONE!