Recipe: Mini slider burgers are so damn good! Here's how to make them
Like White Castle, but a touch more gourmet?
I've written about making White Castle style sliders before, but I made them again for dinner, so I'm going to make you hungry looking at them. Follow along to see how these damn little addictive things went together!
I started by mixing 1 lb. of ground beef with peanut butter, onion soup mix, and milk before forming the mixture into little slider patties. I also finely diced up some onion while my flattop came up to temperature. The onions went onto the flattop first, and I cooked these until translucent.
One whole onion, finely diced!
Once the onions had gone translucent, I formed them up on the flattop into a rectangle footprint and then laid my little square burger patties out on top. This is to let the steam, and flavor, from the onions cook up into the meat.
All nicely laid out for cooking!
This is a beautiful sight to me!
Once I saw the meat juices coming up through to the top of the patties, I knew it was time to flip them over. I was careful to keep everything all nice and lined up on the flattop.\
I kind of guessed when the second side of the patties had been cooking long enough, and it was then time for cheesing! I divided two slices up American cheese up to cover my eight patties. My wife doesn't do dairy and meat together, so her four sliders go sans cheese.
After waiting for the cheese to get a little melty, and then put a top slider bun down on each patty. This allows the steam to warm up that top bun and make it nice and warm.
Steaming up the top buns!
And the last step is to lay out the bottom buns to get them ready to receive the slider patties and top buns. They kind of fit nicely on a baking sheet and I like keeping it all organized!
All ready to chow down on!
Once in the house, it's time to eat sliders! The problem is, in this form, it's a little too easy to just keep eating them! I had four for dinner, and my wife had two; plated with some steak fries. I topped mine in a more classic manner; with a slice of dill pickle and a little spicy brown mustard. Holly damn, these were pretty damn good!
How did I keep myself from eating all of these?!?
Little greasy morsels of awesomeness!
Mmmmmm! Miniature burgers - my little rip-offs of White Castle with a slightly more gourmet touch!
Hell yes! All dressed up and ready to be devoured!