Homemade Sliders

Sliders have a great place of honor in my heart. I remember many a Saturday or Sunday afternoon spent with grandparents at a local White Castle eating sliders by the sack. It always seemed like such a special treat.

Since then though, I haven’t had many opportunities to indulge. In fact, I think I’ve only had sliders once in the past 5 years or so.

So over the summer, when I saw Amanda’s post at Faith, Food and Family about her homemade sliders, I was instantly smitten. Obviously it took me awhile to get around to making them, but it was worth the wait. We all loved these so much!

Here’s how I made them:

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Homemade Sliders

  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder
  • 20 slices sharp cheddar cheese, from an 8 oz. block
  • Dill pickle slices, mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, green olive slices
  • 12 dinner rolls (We used King’s Hawaiian rolls. Some of our sliders were doubles.)

1. Press the ground beef into a 15×10 baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

2. Remove tray from the refrigerator and cut meat into 20 evenly sized squares. Freeze for 15 minutes. These makes it easier to remove the patties and helps them keep their shape. Stick back in the freezer for a few minutes when needed.

3. Heat a large skillet or griddle. Cook patties about 3-5 minutes per side, until fully cooked. Repeat until done. Cooked patties can be kept warm in the oven or covered with aluminum foil.

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4. Cut rolls in half and flatten slightly with a rolling pin. Build burgers and top as desired.

As you can see, we left off the standard onions. I think they would have been great with the onions cooked along with the patties, but we weren’t sure how the kids would feel about that. I’m going to try it next time though.

Since we weren’t using the onions, we added sliced green olives. There’s a popular fast food chain about an hour away from us called Halo Burger and they are famous for adding green olives to their burgers. I had my very first Halo Burger a few weeks ago and I fell in love with that addition.

Thanks for such a fun idea Amanda!

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25 thoughts on “Homemade Sliders

  1. I haven’t had a “slider” but I hear hubby refer to “White Castle” once in a while and he tells me thats where you get those. I think I will make these for him for lunch sometime and surprise him! Thanks so much for posting the tricks to make em!
    Have a wonderful week end!
    ~Really Rainey~

  2. I LOVE White Castle Burgers!! I live in North Carolina and we don’t have them here. I grew up in the Chicago area and going to White Castle was always a treat!! I still have all of my family living up there so I do get to have them when I visit. I am soo going to try this recipe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Thanks for explaining how these are made. I’ve just seen the meat for sale at Target already formed. They look good! Come visit and join my giveaway today!

  4. This looks like the kind of meal that makes for great family fun. Thanks for the tip about using the freezer to help the patties keep their shape.
    I’m also going to have to try adding olives to the meat. That sounds really interesting.

  5. oooh making my mouth water… we lived in Tennessee for two years and we had Krystal, I am going to have to make these! I make mini burgers on hawaiin rolls but there is just something about that thin meat technique that makes it extra yummy!

  6. My kids would have loved these when they were home. We all liked the size and idea of White Castle burgers, but the onions always made us sick. This way…we could make them exactly as we wanted them.

    Sue

  7. I’ve never had a White Castle burger, but was trying to think of something fun to serve at my 2 yo’s bday party. I think this just might be it. Thank you for sharing it!

  8. I made slider imatations before and cannot remember the recipe. I remember it calling for cream of onion soup which made the meat like a sloppy joe. Then the meat and cheese went onto the buns then they were wrapped in foil and then put into the oven.

    I don’t remember the specifics but it was good. I’m going to try this way next week, my son will love it!

  9. Hi, It’s nice to meet you. This is going to sound strange but Why are they called sliders? Looks like a little hamburger to me. Now please remember that I live in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and around here meat and potatoes rules so I should have heard of these. Not a White Castle nearby.
    Glad I stopped by and learned something new.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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