Cheeseburger Sliders

sliders on red and white checked pepper with pickles on the side

Appetizers & Beverages, Dinner | January 27, 2020 | By

Cheeseburger Sliders ~ mini ground beef patties topped with caramelized onions and gooey melted cheese. The ultimate dinner or party food!

With the Big Game coming soon, you may have been all over Pinterest looking for that game-winning recipe. Let’s face it,  while some are counting down to kickoff, others (me!) are checking out the food we’ll be eating!

Cheeseburger Sliders ~ mini burgers topped with caramelized onions and gooey melted cheese between two buns. They’re the ultimate party food but also the perfect weeknight dinner.

 

sliders on red and white checked paper

This recipe is my husband’s and it came from his love of sliders and a desire to eat them at home whenever he wants. It’s a game-winning recipe quick enough to enjoy anytime. 

What is a slider?

The term ‘sliders’ was coined by the White Castle hamburger chain: a greasy burger that slid down easily. What they aren’t is a miniature version of a hamburger. This thin beef patty topped with sautéed onions, pickles, cheese stands in its own category. 

These Cheeseburger Sliders are seasoned with just salt and pepper and cooked so that a light flavor crust is created on the outside and are steeped with rich beef and onion flavor.

What’s in Cheeseburger Sliders?

  • onion
  • ground chuck
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
  • slider buns
  • American Cheese

Optional toppings: dill pickle chips, ketchup and mustard

How to make Cheeseburger Sliders:

Thinly slice the onions (you want them almost paper thin) and set them aside.

All American Beef Sliders ~ ground beef topped ~ and infused ~ with caramelized onions, cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard all on timeless, unpretentious Pepperidge Farm slider buns

Form the meat into equal size balls lightly packing so you don’t overwork the meat, then press into thin patties. You’ll get 6 sliders from one pound of ground meat. At this point, they’re larger than the slider buns but shrink when they’re cooked. 

Melt about 1/2 tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a large skillet then add the patties and season with salt and pepper.

Place raw onions on top of each slider then gently press the onions down with a spatula.

All American Beef Sliders ~ ground beef topped ~ and infused ~ with caramelized onions, cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard all on timeless, unpretentious Pepperidge Farm slider buns.

Cook the sliders over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown then carefully turn them over so the onions are now on the bottom.

Place the bottom of the bun on top of the slider patty then add the top bun, cover with a lid. Continue cooking another couple of minutes until the sliders are cooked through. 

Remove the slider from the skillet and add cheese between the buns. The warmth of the slider will melt the cheese, but no fancy cheeses here ~ American is just right for these classics.

Serve with pickles, ketchup and mustard and maybe a side of fries.

Enjoy!

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All American Beef Sliders ~ ground beef topped ~ and infused ~ with caramelized onions, cheese, pickles, ketchup and mustard all on timeless, unpretentious Pepperidge Farm slider buns.

All American Beef Sliders

Classic all beef mini sliders with caramelized onions and cheese.
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CourseMain Course
CuisineAmerican
Total Time20 minutes
Servings2

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package slider buns Pepperidge Farms preferred
  • dill pickle chips
  • ketchup and mustard
  • American cheese

Instructions

  • Slice the onions as thin as possible (almost paper thin) and reserve.
  • Form the meat into equal size balls (approx. 6 from one 16 ounce package) of ground chuck.
  • Press the meatballs into thin slider patties. They'll be larger than the buns at this point, but expect shrinkage when they cook. 
  • Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a larger skillet or griddle over medium heat then add the sliders and season with salt and pepper. 
  • Place the RAW onions on top of each slider then gently press them down into the meat with a spatula.
  • Cook the slider over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until the edges are beginning to brown then carefully turn them over so the onions are on the bottom.
  • Place the bottom of the bun on top of the slider patty then add the top bun, cover with a lid and continue cooking another couple of minutes until they're cooked through. 
  • Remove the slider from the skillet and if you're adding cheese, place a slice between the buns (the warmth of the slider will melt the cheese). 
Nutrition Facts
All American Beef Sliders
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

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    Mary
    January 16, 2018

    Honeychile – this recipe floats my boat! Everything about it sounds so darn good. Love cooking the onions on the meat and steaming the buns in the skillet. Pinned. Added to my menu. Chat later – keep warm and safe.

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      Bernie
      January 17, 2018

      Thanks so much Mary! Though I can’t take credit for this one ~ just the photos. My husband Ray was the “chef” in the kitchen with this recipe and boy, is it a good one!! Hope you’re dodging the storms (they seem to be everywhere lately!). Enjoy the day 🙂

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    Kim @ Berly's Kitchen
    January 18, 2018

    This is like a little bit of heaven on a bun! Love that you made a classic burger. Looks so tasty!

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      Bernie
      January 18, 2018

      Hi there Kim ~ thanks so much! No reason for classic to be boring!

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    Ray
    January 18, 2018

    These are the best. Right size and flavor. The cooked on onions add a touch of old time burgers from days past. A Gouda Life knows what good is.

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      Bernie
      January 18, 2018

      This is definitely a must-try recipe. Also – if there are any leftovers, wrap in wax paper and reheat in the microwave the next day – delicious!

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      Bernie
      January 18, 2018

      Thank you! Caramelized onions make everything better 🙂

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