Are you a fan of pretzel rolls? They have become the big craze lately and remind me of the soft pretzels that you dip into cheese sauce or slather with mustard. Josh wanted a cheese dip for the pretzel rolls and out of that came the idea of sliders with a cheddar cheese sauce. These are fun to make and even more fun to eat. I’m thinking these would be a big hit at open house grad parties. These were originally supposed to be green chile cheese sliders but then Josh piped up again and said “Why not top it with jalapenos too”! He was quite the inspiration!
To make the sliders I used a large biscuit cutter to mold them into shape. They started out the same size as the bun but when they started cooking on the grill they shrunk down in size so you might want to go just a little larger than your bun size.
I put it back on the burner on low just to keep warm until the burgers are done. My only complaint is that the cheese was a bit grainy. I used the arrowroot instead of flour to cut back on the graininess so I’m not sure if it was the cheddar cheese that I used or if cheddar just doesn’t melt creamy. If anyone has any ideas on a smoother cheddar cheese sauce I would love to hear any feedback.
I have a feeling you’re going to love these sliders!
Pretzel Sliders with Cheddar Cheese Sauce
2 pounds Ground Beef
Pretzel Slider Rolls
1 cup Half and Half
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
12 ounces Cheddar Cheese
2 teaspoons Arrowroot
Diced Green Chile
Pickled Jalapeno Slices
To make Cheddar Cheese Sauce: Combine arrowroot and half and half together. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add half and half mixture to the saucepan and stir until well blended. Start adding shredded cheese a handful at a time stirring until melted before adding more cheese. Continue stirring until all cheese is melted, set temperature at low to keep cheese sauce warm.
Place sliders on hot grill, salt and pepper. Grill to desired degree on doneness. Place on warm pretzel slider buns and top with cheese sauce and any toppings of choice.
Makes 9 sliders