Sliders



Oh wow, where have I been? Well, nowhere really....just digging out of the mess of moving. Two PODS are now unpacked but we are still inundated with unpacked boxes.

I'm anticipating it will take about a month to a month in a half before things are normal again around here. I really don't have a lot of available computer time. Did I mention, there are things EVERYWHERE trying to find a home. It's going to take time so bare with me.

We are eating though, but very simple, quick and easy meals. It's difficult to cook when there are things all over every inch of available counter space. We have also enjoyed a lot of meals outside as the weather here is perfect for outdoor feasting. It has been a beautiful 75-80 degrees and breezy. I don't miss the miserable California heat one bit.

So what have we been eating over here....Sliders! When I saw these over at Big Red Kitchen, I knew they would come in handy as they are so easy and let's not mention my family loves them. Loves them. I have made them several times already and they always hit the spot.

They are also perfect for Fourth of July, especially if you don't have a grill or don't want to use one.

Let's make them together...


Here's what you will need: Ground chuck (80/20), sliced cheese, seasoning salt, dried minced onion, sliced dill pickles and dinner rolls.


Sprinkle dried minced onion on the bottom of a 9 x 13 or 10 x 15 pan. Use as much as you like.


Press ground chuck into pan, on top of onions until it completely covers the bottom. Use two pounds of ground chuck if you are using a 9 x 13 pan or 2-1/2 pounds of ground chuck if you are using a 10 x 15 pan. Sprinkle the meat with seasoning salt.

Place in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. (Make sure you use an 80/20 mixture of ground beef, otherwise your burgers will be dry.)


The meat will shrink in the oven. After 25 minutes remove and cover with six slices of cheese. Place meat back in the oven for two minutes until the cheese is melted.


With a pizza cutter or a knife, slice the meat into as many square pieces as you have rolls.


Place the meat in between the bun with some of the onion and pop on a few dill pickles. You are ready to serve.


These disappear quick.


We'll be having these again soon.

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Sliders

Recipe from: Adapted from Big Red Kitchen | Serves: 10-12 sliders

Ingredients

  • Ground chuck (80/20) 2 pounds for a 9 x 13 pan, 2-1/2 pounds for a 10 x 15 pan
  • Dried, minced onion
  • seasoning salt (Lawry's)
  • 6 slices of cheese (extra sharp cheddar preferred)
  • sliced dill pickles
  • dinner/slider rolls, any brand

Directions

  • Sprinkle dried minced onion on the bottom of a 9 x 13 or 10 x 15 pan. Use as much as you like.
  • Press ground chuck into pan, on top of onions until it completely covers the bottom. Use two pounds of ground chuck if you are using a 9 x 13 pan or 2-1/2 pounds of ground chuck if you are using a 10 x 15 pan. Sprinkle the meat with seasoning salt.
  • Place in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. (Make sure you use an 80/20 mixture of ground beef, otherwise your burgers will be dry.)
  • The meat will shrink in the oven. After 25 minutes remove and cover with six slices of cheese. Place meat back in the oven for two minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • With a pizza cutter or a knife, slice the meat into as many square pieces as you have rolls.
  • Place the meat in between the bun with some of the onion and pop on a few dill pickles. You are ready to serve.

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79 Comments and 2 Replies

  1. I am so making these, maybe for our family reunion!

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  2. Donna 2

    Hi Cathy! These look fantastic. My BIL makes something so similiar, we call them white castle burgers. Love them and they are delicious and fun to make. Your photos bring back memories of the yumminess!!

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  3. Those look terrific, Cathy! Easy and delicious–my favorite combination! :-)

    Shirley

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  4. These look fabulous – perfect for entertaining!
    BTW I have just added you to my short (but prestigious!) list of food bloggers who do great step by step photos with their recipes. I know all the beginner cooks at startcooking.com are going to LOVE your work!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Maister
    Creator of startcooking.com

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  5. Ya know, we might just do these for the 4th! It’s been raining non-stop up here in Maine for almost 2 months now and no doubt, it’s going to rain on the 4th! :-(

    The sliders look almost sinfully easy to make. I mean, seriously!

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  6. I won’t even tell you have many times I have made these since Robin posted them. They are soooo good! Have a happy 4th in your new home!

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  7. Moving is wonderful, but that packing up and unpacking is such work! Now that you are home, enjoy the process of making a house, your home.

    Love the sliders, thanks. They will be fun to enjoy. Lots of “little” food is a great 4oJ idea.

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  8. Delicious looking sliders – definitely a perfect appetizer for the 4th!

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  9. Alta 9

    These look super-easy and delicious! My husband and kids would fall all over these!

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  10. This is such an easy project. and they look amazing–like white castle gone healthy and natural.

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  11. Haha I’ve never made burgers this way – love it! Good luck w. all the unpacking!

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  12. Look delicious and easy and perfect for the holiday weekend.

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  13. Marlene 13

    I love me some sliders and I will be making these real soon.

    BTW…take your time…we will wait because we love you!

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  14. Marcy 14

    Oh My Goodness those look delectable! I may have to make these!
    Glad your weather is very cooperative and good luck in getting everything unpacked:)

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  15. LOL! “Miserable California heat!” We visited that area of California last August. August! Dh and I couldn’t get over how lovely the weather was. It was like paradise. Then we had to come back home to Kansas. Have you ever experienced August in Kansas? We love Kansas, but the California weather is just one thing that had us seriously considering a move to somewhere way too expensive with way too many people. I’m glad you’re getting settled in though. These sliders look great and so easy.

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  16. Mmmmmmmmmmm. As an East Coaster, I can tell you that those look just like the original sliders – White Castle. White Castle is a highly polarizing burger . . . you either love them or you hate them. I have MAD LOVE for them, though I try not to have them more than a couple of times a year.

    Awesome!

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  17. Carol 17

    Wow, that’s brilliant! I am trying that for dinner tonight!!! Thanks!

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  18. Di 18

    I am making these when my grandchildren come to visit… looks like something they would all enjoy and not be finicky about eating… grandkids CAN be finicky you know… *giggles*

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  19. leftfoot 19

    For a twist, use Hawaiian Rolls. That’s what I’ve always done with sliders in my house. :-)

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  20. Ummm. Yum.

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  21. I confess I have a weakness for sliders! These look so easy!

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  22. BigSis 22

    Hey Noble Pig! Glad to see that you’re still alive out there and still cooking up a storm. These photos are beautiful. I’d totally eat those little guys if I wasn’t a vegetable-tarian!

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  23. Hi Cathy – I’m happy to see that you are settled in enough to be using your kitchen. Hope the worst is over and you are enjoying your new home.

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  24. Katrina 24

    I’ve been thinking about you and knowing you’re up to the ceiling in boxes. I’ve got to start de-junking NOW as we’ll be putting our house up for sell come next early spring. Sigh!
    The burgers look awesome and perfect for picnicing with company this weekend!

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  25. Perfect timing for a holiday weekend. Now if you could just send some of that perfect weather this way…

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  26. LilSis 26

    What a great idea! I always thought that you had to make individual small patties for the sliders. This makes it SO much easier. I’ll have to do this for my son and all his buddies after a day at the beach. I also saw that they have special buns for sliders, but I’m sure they aren’t any different than the rolls.

    Thanks! And, glad to hear you’re making a little progress!

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  27. That is brilliant! I would have never ever ever thought of cooking sliders that way! Easy and delicious. What more could you ask for?

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  28. Rachel 28

    Good to see you’ve got a new entry up! mmmmm buttery cheesy hamburger sliders..drool!

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  29. Thank you for just giving me my 4th of July recipe!! I know my kids will love these!

    I’m surprised you’re able to cook at all given all the moving and unpacking. I’ll be doing the same in a couple of months–I’mm probably need some tips from you!!

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  30. Hey glad you liked them! Thanks for the link. I have made these so many times since I posted them and they are always a hit! I hate unpacking from a big move. I often open a box and think why do I even keep these things!

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  31. Laurie 31

    What a neat way to make sliders! We always make individual patties, but this looks much easier and so tasty.

    Good luck with the unpacking!

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  32. Debra 32

    I am AMAZED and so pleased that you are still posting recipes while in the throes of unpacking. You go girl!! Also failed to comment on the beautiful picture of the fuschia in your last post. If not a chef, you definitely have a bright future as a photographer!!

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  33. grace 33

    welcome back, cathy–your food porn has been missed, but you’ve returned in grand style. these sliders look super, but my mouse keeps traveling back to the shots with gooey melted cheese. scrumptious.

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  34. Alisa 34

    Yummy. My kids might actually enjoy meat this way. Glad to hear you’re slowly but surely settling in. You left just in time, the heat is kicking into gear for real now.

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  35. Biz 35

    My daughter would love these since she loves onions!

    Glad the unpacking is moving along and glad that your weather is so nice!

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  36. SnugBug 36

    112 on Sunday my friend – you left just in time!! The sliders look yummy….something even I could pull off! And since I’m really getting into cooking mode, I’m putting these at the top of the list for next week’s menu. You would be proud of me!

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  37. that is so clever, instead of cooking a million tiny burgers, cook all the meat at once and then cut it! Awesome, seriously, you never cease to amaze me, congrats on the new home and good luck!

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  38. Marjie 38

    And I would only need about a hundred to feed my hungry horde! They look great!

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  39. Mary 39

    Cathy, I think you’ve recreated White Castles. Now where are the shots? I’m glad you are starting to settle in. Enjoy the weekend.

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  40. Liz C. 40

    I’m so happy to hear the unpacking is going well. I mean, two pods is a lot. I hope you’re going to show pictures when it’s all said and done.

    We’re having the whole golfing gang over for the 4th of July, and I’m going to make these, for sure. Your timing is impeccable, my dear!

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  41. hi there we have missed you. i was hopin you’d post about the move and the house and what your doin and where your puttin stuff and all of that interesting stuff.
    of course your busy, and then there is the vineyard…..?

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  42. I can’t believe that you still have energy to cook with all that unpacking! My family would love that meal of sliders! I saw Robin Sue’s version too!

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  43. Bob 43

    I’ve never seen that method of making sliders before, it’s brilliant! Love it.

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  44. Chinya 44

    Yum! I’m making these this weekend. You can make this so many ways, the possibilities are endless!

    Thanks for this one.

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  45. Cathy, you’ve saved my life. I’ve been dying to make sliders and couldn’t figure out a way to make Ben happy. This ROCKS!!! I’m making it this weekend!

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  46. Paula 46

    These are brilliant! It never would have occurred to my brain to prepare them this way! You I’m going to be making these! Truly, I’m very impressed!

    Hope you have a great holiday weekend in your new digs!

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  47. Way better than White Castle and Krystals. Waaay better!

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  48. lo 48

    It could be my obsession with all things “mini,” but I SWEAR sliders taste better than their grown-up counterparts. could it be true??

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  49. Trish 49

    Are you serious?! You are brilliant! Wow…I sure wish we ate meat much around here cause there were days in the past with the son – when a teenager – where I could have used such a straightforward and easy recipe! I am passing this along to others…terrific!

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  50. elra 50

    It’s so funny, I went to a Greek restaurant yesterday, and had slider for one of the appetizer. I asked what’s slider? The waiter explained it’s grounds lamb. So I ordered, and came with little buns like yours. So, I thought this must be Greek version of burger. Good to know. Yours look much better then that fancy Greek restaurant I visited yesterday!

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  51. Natty 51

    You’re back! And with something really, really clever! Woot woot!

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  52. Cheryl 52

    Delish. I am ALL over plenty of pickles on a pinkish burger.

    Plus, they’re so petite…I could eat LOTS!

    He-Twin is all about the sliders when they’re on a menu…maybe I’ll put ’em on ours!

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  53. Julie 53

    Those look delicious! I think my kids would really like those too.

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  54. dawn 54

    What a brilliant method on how to make these. I love your Tiffany’s ring too…nice.

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  55. Wow. I could have saved SO much money over the years by making these at 2 in the morning after a party night instead of going to Krystal!!!
    This will be up front and center at our 4th this weekend!

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  56. Leah 56

    Oh yum! I am so making these this weekend!

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  57. annbb 57

    I. Am. Drooling!

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  58. Kayola 58

    Well I know I will be making these…what a great idea for a family and with a lot of grandkiddo’s…I am sure these would be a hit!!!!!!

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  59. imom 59

    YUM!!!

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  60. Debbie 60

    All the food looks so good. I don’t know where to begin!

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  61. What I love about this technique is that the meat will be tender.

    Can’t wait to hear about your moving IN adventures, adjustments, etc.

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  62. Anna 62

    So nice to see a new recipe from you – these look fantastic! Good luck with continuing to unpack and get your life organized!

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  63. krysta 63

    yup, you left at the right time. it was 111 a couple of days ago. ugh.

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  64. I love this post! My family loves the little bugers that are so popular right now, and this is such a great (easy!) way to make them. I, too, am in the horrible process of trying to unpack. We are so sick of eating out but my kitchen is a wreck. These look so easy I bet I can pull them off even with the mess! Thanks!

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  65. Wow! The photographs of the food are just breath taking and I am sure it was all delish!

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  66. Mere 66

    I know this is belated but these are wonderful!! My husband asks for these all the time. Thank you so much!

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  67. Leigh 67

    We eat these all the time now. THANK YOU! This has become my ‘go to’ meal when we are in a hurry.

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  68. These are the perfect size! I love making little burgers but I’ve never prepared them on a baking sheet. I would need a little bit smaller one since there are only four of us. Pickle slices on burgers can’t be beat!

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  69. Thanks so much Cathy. I made these and blogged about them and their yumminess :)

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  70. Forgot the link: link to bakeoff-flunkie.blogspot.com

    Thanks, again!

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  71. anne 71

    I made these for the second time tonight, my husband and son love them. I need to forward recipe to sisters and sis-in-laws!
    I noticed your ring in these pictures tonight. What is on it? It’s neat!

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  72. HoneyB 72

    I can attest that these are awesome! I made them too!

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  73. Wow!!! Feed me burgers!!!!! Ahhhhhhh that looks so good!

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  74. Barbie with a T 74

    What makes them look so tempting is that glossy buttery crusted looking roll!!

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  76. Bonnie 76

    Looks delish! Can’t wait to make them. I also noticed the ring. What’s the design?

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  77. Christine 77

    what does it mean when you say use 80/20 for the meat?

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  78. Sarah 79

    Could you do these ahead and warm them up for like a party? If so how long in advance you think they could be done?

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  79. Denise Conlow 81

    Just made these and they were delicious! !!

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