Here is a great simple appetizer for tomorrow’s big game. Sliders are tiny steamed hamburgers usually served with onions, pickles and cheese.
In the Cincinnati area White Castle is the place to get slider hamburgers. For you southerners it’s Krystal’s. They are a beloved late night snack also known as gut busters or belly bombs.
I have made this recipe many times. Last night we had happy hour with our neighbors who had been craving my sliders. So I made a batch.
These are always a hit and I believe much better than the original. Probably a little healthier too.
Please check out my other appetizer recipes.
Total time: 35 minutes
Yields: 24 servings
2 tbsp. minced dehydrated onions
3 lbs. ground chuck. 80/20 blend
2 tsp. seasoning salt
8 slices American cheese. I use Boars Head, low sodium white American from Krogers
24 slider buns or split dinner rolls
Pickles and other condiments to serve
Preheat oven to 425°
Spread onions evenly on a large cookie sheet or half sheet pan.
Place ground chuck on top of onions.
Speed and press down meat to evenly cover onions. This can be prepared ahead of time. Cover with plastic wrap and store in refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Cook sliders in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Meat will shrink up. Remove sliders from oven and drain excess grease.
Set meat aside and toast buns in oven for 5 minutes.
As buns toast cover meat with cheese. Remove buns from oven. Place sliders in oven until cheese melts. Cut meat into 24 squares.
Place meat on buns and serve immediately.
Enjoy the big game.