Walnut Beef Sliders

1 tsp olive oil
4 slices bacon, finely chopped
½ cup finely chopped shallots
2 cups finely chopped button mushrooms
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 kg quality ground beef
100g Gorgonzola (or blue cheese), divided into 16 portions
32 walnut halves
16 small rolls


Set EGG for direct cooking at 200°C.

Heat oil in a Stir-Fry and Paella Pan (or on the stovetop in a large sauce pan) and sauté bacon until just cooked but not crisp. Add shallots and cook until translucent. Add mushrooms and continue cooking for about 5 minutes.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and let cool. Add salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and egg to mixture. Add beef and gently mix by hand until all ingredients are incorporated, without over mixing.

Divide mixture into 16 equal portions. Using the Mini Burger Basket, form into thick patties, about 3cm thick and 6cm in diameter, tucking a piece of cheese and 2 walnut halves into the center of each patty.

Grill patties on EGG until cooked to preferred doneness. Serve in small dinner rolls or between baguette slices with desired condiments.

Makes 16 sliders

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