Chili Ingredients--Brown ground beef chuck in a large skillet. Then add red bell pepper, onion, sugar, spices and olive oil. Cook until peppers are tender and onions are translucent. Add ketchup and cook for 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat, cover with lid and set aside.
Burger Ingredients--Combine ingredients and shape into slider size patties. Chill for 1 hour before frying in a pan.
*Local Dish suggestion: add a little salt and pepper to the burger ingredients.
Bun Ingredients--Mix ingredients together and set aside.
Toppings for the Burger--Place rolls in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Place grated cheese on bottom of rolls and top with cooked slider patties. Add sliced cheese, chili, mayo, mustard, and French fried onions. Place top buns back on top of burgers and brush top of buns with the bun ingredient mixture without oversaturating. Place burgers in an oven that has been preheated to 350 degrees. Cook until browned on top and cheese is melted. Let cool, cut and have some Carolina Pepsi and Lays Chips.
Lisa’s Notes: Pamela Cash from Youngsville created this good ole’ bite-size burger and it would be great at a tailgating event. She won first place in the NC Cattlemen’s Beef Council Recipe contest at the state fair. The Super Bowl is right around the corner and I would keep this one in mind.