In the original recipe, for the Au Jus, a product called ”Better than boullion” was used for the beef flavor. I did not have any at home so I just choose to use beef broth. I was stupid and added additional salt into the liquid, I should have known better since broth is typically a very salty product. I usually buy low sodium chicken broth, do they even make low sodium beef broth? I suppose I should check into that. Anyway, all I am trying to say here is watch it on the addition of any salt unless you like dipping your food in salt.
Do you have a hard time finding slider buns in your grocery stores, or maybe just feel the urge to try to make your own burger buns. Check back in a few days because I have a recipe coming up for the most delicious burger buns ever! The recipe is super easy and requires no special ingredients or pans. It is a must try!
French Dip Burgers
for the burgers
2lbs ground beef
salt and pepper (to taste)
4 slices Swiss cheese (each slice cut into 4 squares)
1 package fresh sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
2 tablespoons butter
12 slider buns
butter (for spreading)
for the Au Jus
1 can beef broth
1 stalk celery
1/2 small onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch thyme
1 small bay leaf
black pepper, to taste
1 – In a saucepan combine broth, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and pepper. Simmer until vegetables are tender (about 30 minutes). Strain; discarding vegetables and placing Au Jus into small bowls for serving.
2 – Shape ground beef into 12 patties (approximately 2 3/4 ounces each) and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add the burger patties and cook, turning once, until fully cooked. During the last few minutes of cooking top each patty with 2 pieces of the sliced Swiss cheese squares.
3 - While burgers are cooking melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add garlic and mushrooms and sauté for 15-20 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.
4 - Split the slider buns in half and butter the cut side of each half. Place face down in a fry pan over medium heat and cook until browned on the bottom. Place each hamburger patty onto a slider bun, top with sautéed mushrooms, and place on the top half of the bun. Serve with Au Jus.
~ yields 12 slider sized burgers
Recipe adapted from Blog Chef