Black Garlic Sliders with Tangy Umami Ketchup
Brush burger buns with melted butter and toast them in a separate skillet or grill pan for a little extra indulgence
Serves | 5 to 6 |
Tangy Umami Ketchup (Yields about ²⁄₃ cup)
- ²⁄₃ cup ketchup
- 3 Tbsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 4 cloves black garlic, finely chopped
Black Garlic Sliders
- 1½ lbs ground beef
- 7 to 9 cloves black garlic, chopped and mashed
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- kosher salt, to taste
- 10 to 12 slices American cheese
- 10 to 12 slider buns
- tangy umami ketchup (recipe below)
- ½ cup finely diced sweet yellow onion
- dill pickles (to serve)
| Preparation – Tangy Umami Ketchup | In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add ketchup, white vinegar, sugar and garlic. Stir to incorporate; using a rubber spatula to mash garlic until incorporated, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
| Preparation – Black Garlic Sliders | In a large mixing bowl, add ground beef and black garlic. Using your hands, combine mixture until evenly incorporated. Form into 10 to 12 small patties. In a skillet over high heat, add vegetable oil, sprinkle salt on half of patties and add to skillet. Smash slightly and cook for 3 minutes; flip and cook 1 minute more. Add 1 slice of cheese to each patty and cook 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate, cover with a paper towel to keep warm, and repeat with remaining patties.
| To Serve | Spread umami ketchup on top and bottom of split buns. Add patties on bottom buns, top with onion and pickles and serve.