Type: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Ready in: 30 min.
Servings: 2

Please everyone with this trio of sliders each featuring the unique flavors of a different Beemster.

Directions

  1. Peel the onion and slice into rings. Add 1 tbsp oil to a skillet over medium heat and sauté the onions and mushrooms until soft, 10 min. Place in a bowl and cover loosely with foil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium-high heat without oil or butter, fry the bacon until crispy, 5 min. Drain on a paper towel and cut the bacon in half.
  3. Form the ground beef into 6 2-oz patties. Heat a nonstick skillet with the remaining 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Season the patties with salt and pepper and cook for 3 min. Flip the patties and cook for 2 min. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Top 2 of the sliders with shredded Beemster Smoked, 2 of the sliders with Beemster Classic, and the remaining 2 sliders with Beemster Vlaskaas. Place a lid on the pan and allow the Beemster to melt.
  5. Meanwhile, spread 1 tbsp barbecue sauce on the bottom of 2 buns and top with the Smoked Beemster burgers. Top with sautéed mushrooms and onions and finish with a top bun.
  6. Spread 1 tbsp mayonnaise on the bottom of 2 buns. Top each with 1 piece of lettuce and a slice of tomato. Add the Beemster Classic burgers and top with 2 pieces of bacon and a top bun.
  7. Remove the skin and pit from the avocado and cut into slices. Place avocado slices on the remaining 2 buns and top with the Beemster Vlaskaas burgers. Finish with a drizzle of hot sauce and top with top bun half. Serve the trio of Beemster sliders immediately.

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 12 oz ground round
  • 1/3 cup Beemster Smoked, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Beemster Classic, shredded
  • 1/3 cup Beemster Vlaskaas, shredded
  • 2 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 6 slider buns, preferably brioche
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 pieces bibb lettuce
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tsp hot sauce

Cheeses Mentioned

Classic

Beemster Classic cheese is aged eighteen months to give you even more of the signature nutty and butter-rich flavor profile

Pairs with:

Hoppy, bitter craft beers and Malbec or full-bodied whites. Smoked almonds, dates or fig spread.

Smoked

Our young Beemster is naturally slow-smoked over hickory wood in the USA to create this exceptional take on smoked Gouda.

Pairs with:

Zinfandel or Chianti. Pasta with broccoli rabe and spicy sausage.

Vlaskaas

Historically made once a year. In 2004, a review of Beemster’s past cheeses led to Vlaskaas' rediscovery. 

Pairs with:

Session ale, mineral-y white wine. Apples, fresh figs, walnuts and artisan salami.