Coming up with quick and easy dinner ideas during the week can be difficult. My older two kids are so picky. I find myself making more than one dinner some nights to make sure there is food for everyone. With time already not being on my side during the week, easy recipes are a must! After trying these hamburger sliders, I will not be making any another hamburgers sliders during our hectic week.
These sliders remind me of Krystal burgers or even White Castle, both of which I love. The prep work is super easy and you can have these out on the table in 40-45 minutes total. Cut the time almost in half by prepping it all earlier. I cooked the hamburger meat late in the afternoon and waited to assemble closer to dinner.
I prepped and cooked my hamburger ‘patty’ in the same dish. Another win because this will cut down on cleanup! I diced up my onion while my hamburger ‘patty’ cooked. All I had left to do before dinner was assemble the sliders and heat them up. A smoother dinner setup from when I am running around scattered brained, trying to prepare and cook dinner at the same time with kids yelling.
My daughter wanted pickles added to her sliders. You can add whatever condiments you want, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, tomato…the choice is yours! As for sides, I quickly fried up some fries while the hamburger sliders heated up. A healthier option would be a side salad with the extra shredded lettuce and tomatoes if you chose those as condiments.
Like sesame seeds on them buns? You can brush melted butter on top of the rolls before heating up and sprinkle a few (or lots) on top. The options are endless with these easy and tasty hamburger sliders. My 15 month old was not the only one yelling for more 😉
Best Hamburger Sliders Ever
If you are looking for an easy and quick hamburger slider recipe, this one is it! It is a winner for my family, not only on time but also on taste.
- 1 1/2 pounds hamburger meat 93% will give for less grease; 80% does give for more juicy burgers, will need to drain before assemling
- 12 slices Cheese Used Sharp Cheddar for this recipe
Mix the hamburger meat, egg, and seasonings until mixed well. I like to do this before adding bread crumbs to make sure the hamburger meat smells seasoned enough
Add bread crumbs to hamburger meat and mix well; press down into a 11x7 baking dish; I used a glass pyrex with lid to make storage after dinner easier.
When ready to cook the hamburger meat, preheat oven to 400 and bake for 20 minutes; dice onions while hamburger meat is cooking and set aside for later
Allow hamburger meat to cool for about 5 minutes; then drain and blot any grease; I cleaned the baking dish during this time
When you are ready to assemble, take the Hawiaan Rolls and cut directly in half to give a top and bottom bun; then place the bottom bun into the cleaned baking dish
Next, carefully lay the hamburger patty on top followed by the cheese slices
If you are wanting the diced onion, sprinkle it on top of the cheese before putting the top bun on
Lastly, place the top bun on top and cover with aluminum foil; bake for an additional 15 minutes or until cheese has melted and the burgers are heated through
Immediately remove from oven and cut the 12 sliders; serve with desired toppings and side!
*Make sure to drain all grease from hamburger meat; if you skip this step, you will have a pretty greasy and soggy hamburger
*For slightly thinner hamburger patties, you can use a 9 x 13 dish