Brick Burger Bites

Menu Part: 
Appetizer
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
12 servings

Sliders are moving burgers beyond the sandwich and entrée section to other parts of the menu. The downsized patties are being served as bar food, appetizers and small plates, often in groups of three or more to share. Chefs are getting pretty creative with slider samplings, presenting several different tastes for burger lovers to try at once. 

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef
Salt and pepper to taste
12 mini burger buns
½ cup lettuce, shredded
½ cup diced tomatoes
¼ cup diced onions
6 oz. Wisconsin Brick Cheese Spread, at room temperature 

Steps

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Divide beef into 12 equal portions. Form each into a thin patty, 3½ to 4 in. in diameter.

2. Place patties on sheet pan lightly coated with cooking spray. Lightly sprinkle patties with salt and pepper. Bake 10 to 12 min., until fully cooked.

3. Meanwhile, split rolls in half horizontally. Cover bottoms with lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Spread cut side of tops with Brick spread. Place hot burgers on individual bottoms and replace tops. Serve immediately.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board 

More From FoodService Director

Ideas and Innovation
chefs

We started inviting chefs and FSDs from other districts to come prepare lunch. Through featuring different chefs and chef-inspired meals, I’ve found the students have been looking forward to coming into the cafeteria. They are willing to try new things with crazy names, and to ask for their favorite outside items turned healthy.

Ideas and Innovation
tapas

I’ve created a high school “focus group” to see what future college students will want in terms of foodservice. This year, I called up two now-seniors from the last group to get 10 of their friends together. I also include a sophomore or two so that I always have a contact for next year. Tapas, grain bowls and late-night breakfast all originated from this group.

Ideas and Innovation
making meals

This summer, we teamed up with a church to deliver meals to three housing projects. We brought the meals to the church, and then the church recruited volunteers to deliver the meals to the children. We’ve been very impressed with this new model, and it shows great promise in getting meals to children who otherwise would not be able to leave their housing project.

Industry News & Opinion
sharing love

Having never personally experienced a hurricane, I can only imagine the horrors faced by the millions of people whose lives were affected by Harvey and Irma in late August and early September. It’s a group that comprises uncounted noncommercial operations, including Houston Independent School District, which serves 215,000 students.

But from that tragedy has come one of the most impressive feats of foodservice I’ve seen since coming on board at this magazine, partially spearheaded by Nutrition Officer Betti Wiggins , who only just joined the district. For the entire school year,...

FSD Resources