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Caramelized Onion Beef Slider Recipe with Wine Pairing

by | Apr 9, 2024 | Wine Pairing

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Who doesn’t love sinking their teeth into a juicy, flavorful slider? And what better way to elevate this classic American dish than pairing it with the perfect wine? Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or just craving a delicious meal, this caramelized onion beef slider recipe with wine pairing is sure to tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests. 

In this blog, we’ll delve into crafting a mouthwatering Caramelized Onion Beef Slider recipe for your wine pairing that will make your taste buds sing. Let’s dive in!

4 Burger Wine Pairing Options

  1. Cabernet Sauvignon

Picture this: a succulent steak burger dripping with flavor. Now, imagine that same richness in a glass of wine to enhance your burger experience. This California classic, known for its robust character, is like the best friend your juicy burger never knew it needed. Just make sure to choose a bottle that’s not too tannic, and you’re in for a match made in culinary heaven.

  1. Malbec

If there’s one thing Argentines know, it’s beef. And they’ve perfected the art of pairing it with Malbec. With its velvety plum, blackberry, chocolate, and earthy notes, Malbec transforms an ordinary burger into a gourmet delight. So channel your inner gaucho and savor the flavors of South America with every bite.

  1. Merlot

Smooth, rich, and oh-so-silky, Merlot is like the wine equivalent of a comforting milkshake. Its lush texture and subtle sweetness complement the savory goodness of a burger, creating a symphony of flavors on your palate. Whether you’re a soda or a chocolate shake person, Merlot has something for everyone in this delightful pairing.

  1. Zinfandel

When it comes to classic burger wines, Zinfandel reigns supreme. Bold and jammy with just a touch of spice, it’s as if this wine was tailor-made for America’s favorite sandwich. So whether you’re firing up the grill or ordering takeout, remember to grab a bottle of Zinfandel for the ultimate burger experience.

Free Caramelized Onion Beef Slider Recipe


  • 1 pound of lean ground beef (with a 93/7 ratio of lean to fat)
  • 2 teaspoons of thick Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, with additional for seasoning the onions
  • ½ teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced thinly
  • 3.5 ounces of sharp white cheddar cheese or your preferred variety
  • 10 slices of dill pickles
  • 10 slider or dinner rolls
  • 2 tablespoons of spicy mustard


  1. Combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix until well incorporated, then divide into 10 equal portions and shape into patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and add sliced onions. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, then uncover and continue cooking until golden brown, about 20 more minutes. Season with salt and set aside.
  3. Preheat the broiler and place the patties on a baking sheet. Broil for 3 minutes, then add the cheese and broil for 1 more minute.
  4. Spread mustard on slider buns, then assemble with patties, pickles, and caramelized onions.
  5. To reheat sliders, place them on a baking sheet, cover them with foil, and bake them at 350°F for 12 minutes. For a quicker option, skip the foil and broil for 2-3 minutes.

Get the Perfect Slider Burger Wine Pairing at Curious Cork!

Ready to take your slider game to the next level? Visit Curious Cork Wine & Provisions for a culinary adventure like no other. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through our selection of wines, helping you find the perfect pairing for your sliders and beyond. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a curious beginner, we’re here to make your dining experience unforgettable. Call us at (407) 794-2729 to embark on your journey today! Cheers to good food and great company!