I was looking for fun easy dinner ideas and thought sliders might be fun.
They remind me of the old-timey drive-in style places. I don't know why; since I've never been to one!
I decided I wanted to make White Castle style sliders... even though I've never had a White Castle burger... or even seen a White Castle. I guess my only experience with White Castle is watching Harold and Kumar go to White Castle on TV. I'm not sure that counts. But, if people would really go to that much trouble for White Castle Burgers, they must be good right?
So I started looking around the interwebs and found Robin Sue's White Castle Like Sliders: A How To over at Big Red Kitchen.
They looked wicked easy and so tasty!
White Castle Style Sliders (slightly modified)
1/2 C dehydrated onion flakes
2 lbs ground chuck (80/20 ground beef)
6 slices cheddar cheese
24 dinner rolls
24 dill pickle slices (I omitted these)
Preheat oven to 400F.
Sprinkle dehydrated onions evenly into a 13x9 baking dish. Then press ground chuck over onions and sprinkle with seasoned salt.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Blot up grease on top of burger with paper towels. Cover giant burger with cheddar cheese slices. Then pop it back into the oven for a couple minutes, just to melt the cheese.
Cut into 24 pieces and serve in dinner rolls, be sure to scoop up some of the yummy onions with each slider.
Sounds pretty easy right?
It totally is!
Sprinkle the onions into the baking dish.
This turned out to be just about how much was in a full bottle.
I typically use leaner beef than this, but for this recipe, you need the extra fat to rehydrate the onions.
Evenly cover the onions with the ground chuck.
Then sprinkle with your favorite seasoned salt.
No surprise I'm sure, Penzey's Smoky 4/S for me.
Then toss it into a preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Ok... that comes out wicked greasy. So you definitely have to sop up all the grease from the top with paper towels.
Now cover the top with 6 slices of cheese.
Lilly's not a cheese fan, so I only used 5 slices.
Pop it back into the oven to melt the cheese.
Get your rolls ready.
After the cheese is melty (5 minutes or so) take it back out of the oven and cut it into 24 even pieces.
Now start topping all of the prepared buns.
Be sure to get some of the onions on the bottom with each slider.
If you're adding pickle slices, this is the time.
I'm not opposed to pickles, but half of the family is. It's just easier for me to skip this step.
These were really fun to make and fun to eat!
I served them with Chili Cheese Fries.
These would be great for watching the game, or if you have a bunch of your friends over, or a bunch of your kids' friends, or just a quick fun dinner!
Thanks for posting your recipe Robin Sue!
This is for you!!
I'll definitely be making these again!
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