Loaded Potato Skin Sliders
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Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Loaded Potato Skin Sliders

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: Makes 12 sliders
These mini burger sliders skip the bun in favor of something even better: loaded potato skins stuffed with Cheddar and bacon! Just bake the skins until hot and crispy, then flip them inside out to sandwich grilled beef patties. Topped with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato and a homemade special sauce, this take on the bacon cheeseburger is a hands-down winner.



  1. Prepare the loaded potato skins according to the package directions for the oven.
  2. Stir together the mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, a pinch of salt and several grinds of black pepper in a small bowl until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Season the beef with 1 teaspoon salt and several grinds of black pepper, then divide into 12 equal-sized portions (about 1 1/2 ounces each). Shape each portion into a thin, oval-shaped patty about 3 1/2 inches long; the patties will shrink as they cook.
  4. Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat and brush lightly with canola oil. Grill the patties until nicely charred and slightly pink on the inside for medium doneness, about 2 minutes per side. 
  5. Put the patties on the cheesy side of 12 loaded potato skins, then top with 2 slices of tomato and some shredded lettuce. Spread the sauce on the stuffed side of the remaining 12 loaded potato skins, then sandwich together to create sliders.