Chimichuri Beef Sliders

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Guys! Guys, guys, guys, guys, guys! UGH!  (And gals!) Chimichuri sauce.

Seriously. Seriously. Let’s slow this down for maximum absorption.

C H I M I C H U R I

S A A A A A A A A A A A A A U S E – UHHHH

You’re like, yeah, so what. And I’m like, CHIMICHURI SAAAAAAAAAAAUCE! Say you get me! Say you really do!

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Basically, what all this nonsense boils down to is chimuchuri sauce is CHA-mazing!

It’s awesome on burgers (that’s really what we’re here to talk about today…burgers of the mini varietal), and equally awesome as salad dressing!  Chimichuri sauce originates from Argentina and a lot of folks put it on steak, which is bangarang, Rufio; however, I like to use it as salad dressing. Because I eat a lot of salad. And my salad needs itself some dressing.

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I had no clue what chimichuri sauce was but I kept seeing pictures of the green beauty on pinterest, so given my love for sauces and all things green, I did a little shoulder shrug and said, “chimichuri sauce? Don’t mind if I do!”

Chimichuri sauce is traditionally made with flat leaf parsley, oregano, olive oil, garlic and vinegar, but there’s a million different renditions of it. Some people add peppers, spices, lime juice, cilantro, white onion, and on and on and on. All I did was blend up all of the ingredients in my Vitamix Blender and my sauce was ready in seconds.

And we put it on BEEF! Beef…I mean…Brief aside: this is the first time I have posted a beef recipe on The Roasted Root.  Ever. Not because I’m against it. I just tend to eat about 1,000 times more turkey and salmon than beef. Let’s throw me a big beefy party right now. End aside.

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I don’t know why sliders make me giggle, but they do, they really do.

These beef sliders have chimichuri sauce mixed in the meat (glooooory!) plus chimichuri sauce on top (baaaangarang!), plus pepper jack cheese, plus avocado. I except Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and tasteful compliments, thankyouverymuch. Winky face.

Make your day a chimichuri day.

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Chimichuri Beef Sliders

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 sliders

Chimichuri Beef Sliders

Ingredients

    For the Chimichuri Sauce
  • 2 cups tightly packed flat leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh oregano leaves
  • 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • For the beef sliders
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chimichuri sauce + more for serving
  • Pepper jack cheese
  • Avocado
  • Mixed greens (or baby kale leaves)
  • 6 to 8 slider buns, toasted

Instructions

    To Prepare the Chimichuri Sauce
  1. Add all ingredients except for oil to a blender or food processor.
  2. Turn blender/processor on a low speed to chop the ingredients.
  3. Slowly add the oil while the machine is on.
  4. Pour chimichuri sauce into a jar and seal to use for up to 1 week or use immediately on a big beefy burger.
  5. To Make the Chimichuri Beef Sliders
  6. Place the ground beef in a mixing bowl and add 2 tablespoons of chimichuri sauce. Use your hands to massage the sauce into the beef, making sure it is well distributed.
  7. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium-high. Form small patties out of the beef and place them on the skillet.
  8. Allow sliders to cook until juices seep out and the bottom firms up and appears crispy.
  9. Flip to the other side and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute before adding the pepper jack cheese. Continue to cook to desired done-ness or until cheese is melted.
  10. Toast the slider buns in the oven cut-side up on the broil setting just until toasted.
  11. Make sliders by compiling the mixed greens, slider patties, and avocado and drizzle chimichuri sauce on top!

Notes

For my gluten-free friends, choose gluten-free buns or go bun-less, which is what I do :)

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More delicious sliders:

White Cheddar Chipotle Chicken Sliders from Simply Scratch

Avocado and Crab Sliders with Lemon Aioli from Climbing Grier Mountain

Brie Crab Cake Pretzel Slider Melts with Strawberry Pineapple Salsa from Half Baked Harvest

Crispy Buffalo Style Salmon Sliders from Half Baked Harvest

Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple Mango Salsa from Our Best Bite

Comments

  1. I can only imagine how lovely these burgers taste. I just recently discovered chimichurri sauce and I have been slathering it on everything. I need to reign myself in.

  2. GIMME!! Julie! These are so delicious looking. Sliders are the best, but I mean CHIMICHURI!! Heck yes!! These are insanely awesome!! Perfect way to start the weekend!

    Thanks for the link love too! I had forgotten all about the sliders!

    • Thanks, lady! Your sliders look so incredible (let’s face it, all your food does) I’m thinking I need to make them soon!

  3. I rarely eat beef, too, but this is exactly how I’d like to eat it! With tons of green sauce! Love love LOVE chimichurri because I’m a vinegar fan!

  4. I think my favorite part about this post — besides the sliders, OBVS — is the sly “Hook” movie reference. You just got 10 bazillion trillion awesome points from me for that, my friend. :)

  5. Scrumptious looking sauce!

  6. This sauce looks so incredible. Love these little sliders, Julia!

  7. omg omg you quoted HOOK!!! I didn’t even finish reading I had to come comment! If chimichuri = hook quotes I’m so in. :) ok ok back to finish reading! Still laughing over here!!

  8. I love chimichuro sauce so much. I can’t believe it never crossed my mind to load it on top of burgers….you’re a genius, my friend, and these sliders are absolutely adorable!

  9. Oooh I need to make myself some chimichuri sauce, too. At my last job we used to get a pork dish with chimichuri all the time and it was gooood. Love the adorable mini sliders!

  10. If this is the first time you’ve posted a beef recipe, I’m darn happy it included chimichurri! That stuff makes everything better!

  11. G’day! These look terrific, true!
    I now have this on my list to do! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
    @mickeydownunder

  12. I love chimichuri, I love these photos, and I love you! great recipe. I also don’t eat beef a lot, but this recipe is exactly the way to go! love it!

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