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BLT Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Arugula

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Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!

basically, the best mini BLT sandwiches.

When tomatoes are ripe and juicy, it doesn’t get much better than making a perfect BLT.  These little BLT sliders are super easy to put together, but they’ve got a delicious twist:  caramelized onions, and arugula.

Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!There’s a step-by-step guide right here for caramelized onions.  (If you’re making more than six sliders, I recommend doubling the caramelized onion recipe to make enough for these sliders).  If you’re unsure about making them, don’t be.  Seriously!  You’ve got this, 100%.  Yes, it takes a little time, but it’s so worth it.  You can even make a large batch of them, then keep them in the refrigerator for a few days (or freeze them for a couple of months!)  Use them for breakfast tacos, lunch wraps, or as a delicious topping for steaks, chicken, or pork chops.

The second twist, which is the “L” of the BLT, is arugula.  Arugula is pepper-y and vibrant, and when it is tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper … it really shines.  Arugula is an amazing green to put on top of a BLT, whether or not you’re trying to be fancy. It’s delicious.

Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!

With these two special twists, your BLT sliders are going to be totally different than any other version.  They’re the perfect slider for parties, or even for dinner!  

good sides to serve with BLT sliders

I’m such a basic person sometimes, and I really love potato chips with sandwiches if it’s lunchtime.  BUT, if you’re making these for dinner and you’re going for a meal packed with flavor, try these spicy chopped brussels sprouts. I consistently get awesome reviews on this recipe, and it makes two servings!  They are so, so good for any dinner.  If you’re going for a hearty meal, these garlic parmesan mashed potatoes are super delicious, and make a little more than two servings!

Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!

more slider recipes to try:

Slider recipes are some of my favorite recipes!  Here’s a few of my favorites:

This recipe makes six BLT sliders.  You can absolutely double it, or triple it to fit your needs!  Just make extra bacon and caramelized onions, and have enough arugula and mayonnaise on hand.  So easy, but so much more flavorful than your standard BLT!

If you’re taking these sliders on a picnic and need wine pairings :: I recommend grabbing a bottle of dry rosè to pair with them!  French rosès are phenomenal for food pairings, but there are a ton of other countries that produce amazing dry rosè, too!  If you want to be extra, make it a sparkling rosé to balance with that rich bacon and mayonnaise!

If you make them, I would love for you to tag me on Instagram, or tag #aflavorjournal on Instagram! As always, shoot me an email if you have any questions!

xx Sara

Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!
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BLT sliders

Mini BLT sandwiches with caramelized onions, arugula, black pepper mayonnaise and juicy, ripe tomatoes. This recipes makes six, but can be multiplied to feed a crowd!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BLT sliders
Servings: 6 sliders
Author: sara a.
Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 6 strips thick cut bacon
  • 6 tbsp. caramelized onions
  • 6 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 6 slider buns

Instructions

prep the ingredients ::

  • Recipe for caramelized onions is listed in the ingredients. This will take about 40 minutes total (which is included in the total time for this recipe), but it is very easy, I promise! And it is SO worth it!*
  • Cook the bacon until crispy. (I like to do this in a 375 F oven for about 20 minutes, which is perfect to do while you're making the onions!) Transfer the cooked bacon to a plate lined with paper towels to cool. Once the bacon is cool enough to handle, tear each strip into thirds so it can easily fit onto the slider buns.
  • In a bowl, toss the arugula with the extra virgin olive oil, and a little pinch of salt. Slice the tomatoes into 1/2" thick slices, and set aside.

build the BLT sliders ::

  • Cut the slider buns in half. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of pepper mayonnaise onto the bottom half and top half of each bun.
  • Place two slices of tomato onto the bottom bun. Layer on arugula, three pieces of bacon, a tablespoon of caramelized onions, and then the top bun.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

*(If you don't have time to make caramelized onions, thinly sliced raw red or white onion will work!)
BLT Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Arugula
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  1. Reply

    5 stars
    I have made these BLT sliders last weekend for a picnic and went down a treat. We thoroughly enjoyed them and will be definitely making these again. Delicious.

    • Sam
    • June 29, 2020
    Reply

    5 stars
    Loved these beef sliders! They were a big hit with my nephews too. Will be making these again, thank you!

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