3 pounds ground beef Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 12 store-bought "slider" mini buns 12 slices provolone cheese, cut in half 1 bottle of your favorite prepared olive salad mix Balsamic-Basil Tomato Salad (recipe below)
Prepare a grill for indirect cooking.
In a medium bowl, season ground beef with salt and pepper. Form into 12 small patties. Grill to desired doneness, turning once on each side, 4 minutes per side for medium.
Grill buns. On bottom half of each bun, place a little olive salad, top with burger, followed by 2 small slices of provolone cheese, more olive salad, and then top half of bun. Serve immediately with Balsamic-Basil Tomato Salad.
Balsamic-Basil Tomato Salad INGREDIENTS
6 tomatoes, preferably Creole, thinly sliced 1 large red onion, julienned 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
PROCEDURE: Slice tomatoes and onion add to zip lock plastic bag. Pour in vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Let marinate in bag while burgers are grilling. Serve with sliders.