Juicy cheeseburger sliders are the perfect choice for game-day appetizers! Make this easy sliders recipe in 30 minutes.
- 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
- In a medium bowl add the ground beef, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and all the spices. Mix with clean hands or a spatula.
- 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.
- 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.
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
- 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.
- Remove sliders from the oven and allow them to rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve homemade sliders on a tray alongside an array of popular toppings.
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!
- Prep Time: 12 Minutes
- Cook Time: 18 Minutes
- Category: Appetizers, Dinner
- Method: Grilling, Oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Sliders, Cheeseburger Sliders, Sliders Recipe