WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1 1/2 pounds ground Kobe beef (or ground beef with at least 20 percent fat)
Pinch of salt and pepper
Olive oil, for searing sliders
20 mini burger buns
1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
10 sweet gherkins, halved crosswise
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Combine ground beef with salt and pepper and shape into 20 balls.
2. Film a large griddle with olive oil and place over medium-high heat. Sear sliders so they are golden-brown on both sides, about 1 minute on each side. Transfer sliders to sheet pan and bake 5 to 10 minutes, depending on degree of doneness preferred.
3. Remove from oven and let rest for 2 minutes. Place patties inside hamburger buns and top each with 1/2 teaspoon of Thousand Island dressing and half a gherkin. Makes 20 sliders. Credit: Bruce Gilbert, Recipe by Jason Day