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Cheeseburger Sliders

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Cheeseburger sliders are juicy mini burgers that are perfect for feeding a hungry crowd! When paired with a fresh garden salad, these popular game-day appetizers make a delicious meal. Prep and cook this easy sliders recipe in 30 minutes!

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CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS INGREDIENTS

These are the ingredients for making the best hamburger sliders you’ve ever tasted!

  • Ground chuck
  • Ground sirloin
  • Steak sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Onion flakes (dried minced onion)
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Dill pickle slices
  • Slider rolls or Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Optional: sesame seeds plus melted butter

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SEEDED SLIDER BUNS

If you can’t find small buns with sesame seeds, but you’d like that delicious added texture, here’s how to do it:

  • You’ll need: slider buns, sesame seeds, butter and a pastry brush.
  • In a microwave-safe ramekin, melt the butter.

Six slider buns with a dish of sesame seeds, a pastry brush and melted butter.

  • Working with one slider bun at a time, brush the top with melted butter.
  • Sprinkle seeds over the buttered top.
  • Now you have a beautiful set of seeded buns!

An overhead view of six slider buns with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

SLIDERS RECIPE

  1. In a medium bowl add the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, and all the spices. Mix with clean hands or a spatula.
  2. On a baking tray or cutting board, spread the meat mixture across the surface. Form a 1/2-inch thick circle or rectangle.
  3. Use a biscuit cutter or large glass to cut out 3 round slider patties. Gather the scraps together and form a second circle. Cut out the final 3 sliders.  The 6 meat patties should be slightly larger than the buns.
  4. With two fingers or your thumb, make a deep depression in the center of each beef patty. If desired, sprinkle each patty with a bit more salt and pepper.

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HOW TO MAKE SLIDERS

  1. Brush melted butter or olive oil over the surface of a grill pan.
  2. Over medium-high heat, grill the sliders for about 4 minutes.
  3. Use a spatula to flip over the mini burgers.
  4. Continue grilling for 4-6 minutes or until patties reach the desired level of doneness.

Six sliders with grill marks in a round Staub grill pan on a gas stovetop.

CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS RECIPE

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Lay the six bottom halves of the slider buns on the baking tray.
  4. Place grilled meat patties on top of the buns.
  5. Lay a half slice of cheese across each slider.

Six seeded buns next to baking tray of open-faced cheeseburger sliders.

HOW TO ASSEMBLE CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS

  1. Bake the open-faced cheeseburger sliders for 5 minutes or until the cheese has completely melted.
  2. Add the top half of the buns to each of the burgers and continue baking for another 4 minutes.
  3. Remove hot sliders from the oven. Let them rest for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer homemade sliders to a serving tray. Serve with pickles and traditional condiments: mustard, mayo, and catsup.

Three cheeseburger sliders on a thin rectangular platter with a pickle and bamboo pick.

 

EXPERT TIPS FOR SLIDERS RECIPE

  • WHY WE USE TWO TYPES OF GROUND BEEF: Ground chuck is the all-time standard for hamburgers. Its high-fat content is optimal for tasty juicy burgers. Ground sirloin is lean, super flavorful and much more expensive. By combining these in a 50/50 ratio, we’re creating the ultimate cheeseburger sliders!
  • DO NOT OVERWORK THE MEAT: When mixing and shaping the ground beef, do not over work the meat. When the meat is not tightly packed you’ll experience a juicier burger with a more delicious texture!
  • HOW TO PREVENT PUFFY BURGERS: Make a depression in the middle of each patty with your thumb. This will help prevent the middle of your burgers from getting rounded and puffy as they cook. It helps keep them level and flat.
  • OUTDOOR GRILLING: Slider patties taste best when cooked on a gas or charcoal grill. Heat your grill to 450 degrees. Allow the sliders to cook about two minutes on one side and then gently flip them onto an area of the grill that has slightly less heat. For medium-rare sliders cook the meat for an additional 4 minutes. For well-done sliders cook an additional 6 minutes.
  • FLIP BURGERS ONLY ONCE: Sliders should be flipped only once during grilling.
  • DO NOT FLATTEN SLIDERS WITH A SPATULA: Compressing the meat will drain delicious juices that are important when making juicy hamburger sliders.
  • WHEN TO ADD THE CHEESE: Just before the sliders are done, add a slightly over-sized piece of cheese on top of each. As the cheese begins to melt down the edges of the sliders, quickly remove them from the grill.
  • ALLOW SLIDERS TO REST BEFORE EATING: As hamburgers are cooked, their juices are driven into the center of the patties. By giving them 3-5 minutes of resting time, the juices can redistribute throughout the patties and be reabsorbed into the meat. If cutting the burgers, less juices will be lost. When biting into your cheeseburger it’ll be more tender and juicy!
  • SAFE MEAT HANDLING: Find helpful information here: USDA GRILLING AND FOOD SAFETY.

Three cheeseburger sliders on a thin rectangular platter with a pickle and bamboo pick.

HOW TO PREP HAMBURGER SLIDERS IN ADVANCE

When prepping for a Game-Day feast, your slider patties can be made in advance.

  1. Prep the hamburger patties on a tray.
  2. Separate the rows of patties with a sheet of foil to prevent them from sticking together.
  3. Tightly cover the tray with plastic wrap so the meat doesn’t dry out.
  4. Place the tray in the refrigerator.
  5. Pull the sliders out of the refrigerator about 20-30 minutes before grilling. Let the cold covered tray sit on your countertop. The meat needs enough time to shed off some of the cold.

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Three cheeseburger sliders on a thin rectangular platter with a pickle and bamboo pick.

Cheeseburger Sliders


  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Prep Time: 12 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 6 Sliders 1x

Description

Juicy cheeseburger sliders are the perfect choice for game-day appetizers! Make this easy sliders recipe in 30 minutes.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 slices cheddar cheese (cut each slice in half)
  • 6 dill pickle slices
  • 6 slider rolls or Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Optional: sesame seeds and melted butter

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl add the ground beef, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and all the spices. Mix with clean hands or a spatula.
  2. On a baking tray or cutting board, spread the meat mixture across the surface. Form a 1/2-inch thick circle or rectangle. Use a biscuit cutter or large glass to cut out 6 round slider patties. With two fingers or your thumb, make a slight depression in the center of each beef patty. If desired, sprinkle each patty with a bit more salt and pepper.
  3. Brush melted butter or olive oil over the surface of a grill pan. Over medium-high heat, grill the sliders for about 4 minutes. Use a spatula to flip over the mini burgers. Continue grilling for 4-6 minutes or until patties reach the desired level of doneness.
  4. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  5. Lay the six bottom halves of the slider buns on the baking tray. Place the grilled meat patties on top of the buns. Lay a half slice of cheese across each slider. Bake the open-faced cheeseburger sliders for 5 minutes or until cheese has completely melted. Add the top half of the buns to each of the burgers and continue baking for another 4 minutes.
  6. Remove sliders from the oven and allow them to rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Serve homemade sliders on a tray alongside an array of popular toppings.

Notes

EXPERT TIPS FOR SLIDERS RECIPE

  • WHY WE USE TWO TYPES OF GROUND BEEF: Ground chuck is the all-time standard for hamburgers. Its high-fat content is optimal for tasty juicy burgers. Ground sirloin is lean, super flavorful and much more expensive. By combining these in a 50/50 ratio, we’re creating the ultimate cheeseburger sliders!
  • DO NOT OVERWORK THE MEAT: When mixing and shaping the ground beef, do not over work the meat. When the meat is not tightly packed you’ll experience a juicier burger with a more delicious texture!
  • HOW TO PREVENT PUFFY BURGERS: Make a depression in the center of each patty with your thumb. This will help prevent the middle of your burgers from getting rounded and puffy as they cook. It helps keep them level and flat.
  • OUTDOOR GRILLING: Slider patties taste best when cooked on a gas or charcoal grill. Heat your grill to 450 degrees. Allow the sliders to cook about two minutes on one side and then gently flip them onto an area of the grill that has slightly less heat. For medium-rare sliders cook the meat for an additional 4 minutes. For well-done sliders cook an additional 6 minutes.
  • FLIP BURGERS ONLY ONCE: Sliders should be flipped only once during grilling.
  • DO NOT FLATTEN SLIDERS WITH A SPATULA: Compressing the meat will drain delicious juices that are important when making juicy hamburger sliders.
  • WHEN TO ADD THE CHEESE: Just before the sliders are done, add a slightly over-sized piece of cheese on top of each. As the cheese begins to melt down the edges of the sliders, quickly remove them from the grill.
  • ALLOW SLIDERS TO REST BEFORE EATING: As hamburgers are cooked, their juices are driven into the center of the patties. By giving them 3-5 minutes of resting time, the juices can redistribute throughout the patties and be reabsorbed into the meat. If cutting the burgers, less juices will be lost. When biting into your cheeseburger it’ll be more tender and juicy!
  • Category: Appetizers, Dinner
  • Method: Grilling, Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sliders, Cheeseburger Sliders, Sliders Recipe

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  1. These look so good; the perfect burger! We have a hard time finding slider buns where we live otherwise, I’d be making these this weekend!

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