Slider That Burger

June 4, 2012

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I would assume that the definition of a slider is a mini burger on a mini bun. But what’s it called when you have a full-size burger on a tiny bun? A slideburg!

I didn’t snack this afternoon because that lunch put me over the top in a weird way – too much liquid or something! So we had our dinner on the early side (6:30).

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Delicious No Bull Burgers on Great Harvest Virginia Roll buns! This is my favorite way to eat a burger. I hate it when buns are so big you can’t get your mouth around them or are too thin that you can’t taste them, but having a roll-sized bun is the ultimate. You eat juicy burger bites around the outside and then dig into the bread. 
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Topped with melted cheddar, jalapenos, mustard and ketchup

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Side salad with goat cheese and tomatoes, of course. I harvested the lettuce myself tonight!

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Lemonade + water mix to drink

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And good company : )  [Not the meowing kind!]

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We watched the first half of The Pianist last night (sooo sad) and are going down to finish it now.

See you in the morning for….breakfast?

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1 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! June 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Gotta try those burgers at some point…they look so delicious and full of yummy ingredients!

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2 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm

That’s a good idea, I always end up picking off half the bun because there’s too much bread!

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3 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I’ve been craving burgers so bad lately! I need to make my lentil burgers and store them in the freezer. The summer time weather calls for lots of quick burger craving satisfaction! Dinner looks perfect. Enjoy your evening!

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4 FactfinderSteph June 4, 2012 at 6:52 pm

That burger looks sooooooo good!!

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5 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 4, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I need to find those burgers up here in DC. I think they have them at Whole Foods. Dinner looks awesome!

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6 Mara June 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I had to chuckle at the 6:30 “early” dinner time. Once you have that little one things will definitely change in your house! We have slowly pushed dinner back to a reasonable 6pm from 430-5 when my kids were younger, and my youngest is 6. Little tummies have to eat early, I guess.

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7 kay June 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Hi Kath,
Just read the post about Pumpkin driving you nuts…lol…sorry, but reminds me of conversations with my daughter when she had a female cat that was in heat. The meowing(LOUD meowing) was terrible and she was ready to scream. You think she’s been fixed??? If not, maybe could be the prob…I’m just saying!

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8 KathEats June 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Oh dear! I’m pretty sure she is fixed… And she’s always been a meower!

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9 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Glad you were able to enjoy an earlier dinner and now can watch some tv. Love nights like that. If I get dinner done by 8pm tonight I’ll be happy. Better figure out what I’m making now :)

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10 Molly @ RDexposed June 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm

As leave bun and tortilla scraps.

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11 Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana June 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I’m starting to get uncomfortably full easily now, do you feel that way at all? It’s not reflux, it’s just like there’s not enough room in there :) I’m so jealous of your fresh greens, you guys have a great garden!!

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12 Carla June 4, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I’ve gotta say – those cherry tomatoes look AWESOME! Can’t wait until mine come in!

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13 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Great bun idea! I often end up tearing off edges of my buns as I eat burgers because there’s just too much of them…slider buns would be perfect, though! And I’m a big fan of adding peppers on burgers, too….that and sauteed mushrooms. Mmmmmmmm yum.

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14 Ashley June 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I need to find those burgers in DC, I’ll have to check at Whole Foods. Love the “slideburg,” I’m a big fan of eating burgers on english muffins! Have a nice evening!

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15 Jen June 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Love eating the burger around the edges and licking off the condiments :)

What movies were you debating between last night – and whose choice was The Pianist? Never seen it!

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16 Michelle (Better with Berries) June 4, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I love cute little burgers – especially with lots of condiments! Looks yummy!

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17 Matt June 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm

You slider, you brought ‘er

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18 Aubrey June 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

YUM! Just ate dinner and now I’m thinking about tomorrows dinner! :)

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19 Talia June 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Sliders are not miniature burgers. Sliders have onions, and the steam from the onions help cook the beef.

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20 KathEats June 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I’ve eaten plenty a’slider without onions….

And wikipedia says…

Following the war, hamburgers became unpopular until the White Castle restaurant chain marketed and sold large numbers of small 2.5-inch square hamburgers, known as sliders. They started to punch five holes in each patty, which help them cook evenly and eliminates the need to flip the burger. White Castle began in 1995 selling frozen hamburgers in convenience stores and vending machines

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21 Bucky June 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Hate to break it to you, but White Castle steams their sliders on onions. From their website: White Castle uses USDA inspected, 100% beef hamburger, and we steam grill them on a bed of onions. And that’s just the beginning of the menu!

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22 KathEats June 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Dear, I don’t think I’d like those

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23 Talia June 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/03/the-burger-lab-how-to-make-the-ultimate-home-made-sliders.html

White Castle popularized sliders, and what made them notable was the cooking technique, not the size. The steam from the onions cook the beef, and the result is very tasty. “Miniature burgers” and “sliders” are not synonymous.

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24 KathEats June 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Don’t think I’d like theirs very much.

I’m sticking to the modern definition, which to Serious’s horror would include crab cakes and all kinds of minis

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25 vegtastic June 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

From what I can tell, the definition of a slider is something that is small and greasy enough to slide down your throat in one bite. So, a white castle hamburger, onions included, would be a slider. But I don’t think a mini crab cake would slide down in quite the same way!

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26 Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings June 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

That slider looks delicious! I love your pictures, they are so fresh and make me feel like I’m sitting there eating the burger- if only!

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27 Cait's Plate June 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That melted cheddar looks divine.

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28 Erin Motz June 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

So funny! That burger looks dee-lish – drippy chedder cheese… mmm, yes! ;) If sanity didn’t usually prevail, I’d probably eat some kind of beefy cheesy combo every night.

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29 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm

I love the ratio of burger to bun…never tried No Bull Burger…they look awesome!

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30 Katryn@RampantCuisine June 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm

This post made me decide it’s been WAY too long since I had burger!

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31 Angel7 June 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Gotta.Love.Burgers! I love a great burger, and the bun has to be the right size–not too big!

I do not like really thick burgers, though, because to me, it is too much meat. I like it when the burger is in between thin and thick.

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32 Lindsay June 4, 2012 at 9:59 pm

That looks friggin delicious. My hubs and I had a bout of food poisoning in Cambodia this past week, and ever since I’ve been going “oh no way!” to food pix…this is the first super appetizing one thus far to me! Thanks for the burg-spiration;) maybe its time to seek out a first bite of something yummy

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33 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 4, 2012 at 10:01 pm

I am the same when it comes to burgers I hate it when it is too much or not enough bread!! I also love how juicy your burger look, with all that jalapeno should be very goo, and the lettuce from yur garden looks very fresh :) Have a good night, enjoy the movie!

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34 Megan @ Megan's Munchies June 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Oh my goodness! That burger looks delicious!

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35 Khushboo June 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Good call on melting the cheddar :)

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36 Emily @ Emily's Olives June 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Oh man, I just had dinner but your burger pics are making me want to eat all over again! They look so good! Love the addition of jalepenos ;)

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37 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

Hahhaa slideburgs! I agree–there’s nothing worse than a bad bun to ruin a great burger ;)

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38 Michelle@PeachyPalate June 5, 2012 at 1:56 am

I’m with you on the bun to burger ratio otherwise you just end up with a hole mouth full of bread. A mini bun and full size burger is the perfect balance! :) I also underestimate how full smoothies are going to make me…it only hits me after the last slurp or mouthful!

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39 Janet June 5, 2012 at 1:59 am

630 is early for dinner?! I gotta know, what’s the norm?

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40 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 5:59 am

7:30 ish

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41 Diane June 5, 2012 at 10:29 am

Our kids bath and bedtime routine starts at 7:30 and they are in bed by 8, so we are either eating with the kids at 6:30 or eating after they go to bed at 8:30 or later.

I am very curious to see what kind of quick recipes you will be making after baby KERF is born. I’m always looking for quick and easy dinners that are also kid friendly. Are you planning on making your own baby food?

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42 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

Most of our dinners take 20 minutes or less to cook, so I imagine they’ll stay the same! Especially since we are both cooks in the house – we can trade off.

Yes on the baby food…to an extent. I’m not sure if we’ll do a baby led weaning type thing or not, and I don’t think I will have time to make ALL of our food – I’ll probably do a mix of everything

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43 Diane June 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

Yeah, I guess they probably will stay the same for a while until he starts eating table food. We usually try to make recipes that can be “deconstructed” for the kids. They would eat the No Bull Burger with ketchup to dip it in, but not the salad. I would probably cut up the tomatoes though, and give them some other veggie or fruit on the side.

I made all of the baby food for my first kid, but I was staying home at the time. But, I wouldn’t do it exclusively again because she refused to eat jarred food and it took a lot of planning to feed her away from home, especially on trips or vacation. With my second, I was working full time again and just made some foods that were easier to make (sweet potatos, butternut squash) and also introduced him to organic jarred food so he was more flexible.

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44 Amanda M June 5, 2012 at 4:21 am

The Pianist is probably the only movie that has ever made me feel physically ill. I had read the book prior- it was an excellent adaptation. Just knowing it’s a true story makes it so gut wrenching.

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45 Maria@Sinfully Nutritious June 5, 2012 at 5:11 am

Are No Bull Burgers vegan?

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46 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 6:00 am

No they contain eggs

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47 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 5, 2012 at 5:32 am

That burger looks amazing! Such a summer food! And the bun definitely makes the burger… looks like a good choice :)

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48 Julie and Brit @ twosaucysisters.wordpress.com June 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

Mmmmm this looks yummy! Totally agree with you on the bun thing – while having a good bun is key to the awesomeness of the burger, you don’t want it over powering the patty or toppings! But wow – 6:30 is an early dinner for you?? Except when we don’t get home until 6:30 from track practice, we are usually eating dinner between 5:30 and 6! :)

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49 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 6:38 am

in college we used to eat at 5!

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50 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 5, 2012 at 6:40 am

Now that’s a dinner for me!! Looks tasty!

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51 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) June 5, 2012 at 6:44 am

I’d rather have the bun bigger than the burger because somehow I always seem to run out of brread!

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52 Mariel June 5, 2012 at 7:07 am

Weird…I just watched the Pianist this weekend! What a sad movie.

Heading to Cville next weekend so I hope to make it by the market to pick up some No Bull burgers for myself! There’s nothing like that in Charlotte so I hope they’re there!

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53 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

You will love them! Tell the gals you know me :)

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54 Amanda @flecksofgreen June 5, 2012 at 7:28 am

Wow that looks yummy! I think I’m going to have to try jalapenos on more of the food I eat. I love the spicy kick and they always look so good in your pictures :)

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55 Brita June 5, 2012 at 8:08 am

Jalapenos, especially on veggie burgers, are my new favorite food. I went from never liking anything spicy, to throwing jalapenos on everything! I’d want to put them on your pretty salad, too :)

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56 Rachel June 5, 2012 at 9:50 am

I’m surprised you eat No-Bulls! The onion in them must not be very noticeable? I’m always looking for a good new veggie burger, but as an onion lover myself, I’d probably add a few slices to help bring out the onion!

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57 KathEats June 5, 2012 at 9:54 am

They are one of the few foods that I don’t mind them in. Probably because they are cooked first. I can taste them and would rather have them without, but they don’t give me any kind of onion breath or aftertaste

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58 wesley @ the way home June 5, 2012 at 9:52 am

What a great idea! I LOVE Great Harvest rolls, they make me feel healthy. Gonna need that when I eat a burger.

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59 Betsey C. June 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

Oh how I love White Castle sliders. They are little, steamy bites of heaven! Of course you must love onions to love sliders. And of course the nickname came about because of how easily they “slide” through your digestive track the next day!

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60 Jeri June 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

That burger looks mouth watering. Need to try.

I tried feta cheese. Not bad. Not bad at all. Scared to try goat cheese. Is is good? I think I’m scared because I had goat’s milk overseas while on a navy ship and it was not good at all. Been scared to try anything goat ever sense, except for goat curry.

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