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Cheeseburger Sliders

Cheeseburger Sliders – Personal cheeseburgers that are perfect to serve as an appetizer at a party or as an easy meal. Seasoned ground beef cooked before being layered in a slider bun with cheese. Easy and delicious!

Cheeseburger Sliders

I love making sliders. Whether it’s as an appetizer for game day or as a quick and easy meal, I think that they are so fun and tasty. I started making these cheeseburger sliders a while back because I wanted a smaller version of a cheeseburger for a party appetizer and it turned out so great that I’ve made it so many times since. When I make these sliders, I serve them with a homemade garlic ketchup to dip them in that is sweet, tangy, and spicy. Trust me, it tastes great on a slider!

Common Questions About Making Cheeseburger Sliders

What are cheeseburger sliders?

Cheeseburger sliders are an easy appetizer made by cooking seasoned beef before layering it in slider buns with cheese and any other toppings and baking. You then serve them with a simple homemade garlic ketchup.

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 12 sliders.

What toppings can I add?

Some other toppings you can add after the sliders are cooked include –

  • Pickles
  • Mustard
  • Microgreens
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes

What other types of sliders can I make?

Some of my other favorite slider recipes include –

Ingredient Notes –

  • I’m using 80/20 ground beef but you could use a different fat proportion – or make turkey sliders.
  • Salt, garlic powder, and smoked paprika add great flavor that enhances the meatiness of the sliders. If you have a pre-made burger seasoning, you could use 2 1/2 teaspoons of it instead.
  • Worcestershire sauce adds depth of flavor and great umami to the burgers. If you don’t have any, feel free to leave it out or substitute 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce.
  • I’m using Hawaiian rolls but you could use any slider buns you like.
  • I love cheddar cheese on cheese burgers but you could use any cheese you like – pepperjack, colby, or mild cheddar are all delicious too.
  • Ketchup adds sweetness and acidity to the burgers to cut through all of the fat. I serve the ketchup on the side so people can add as much or as little as they like.
  • Sweet chili sauce adds a bit of heat and additional sweetness to the ketchup. Trust me, it’s delicious.
  • Grating the garlic with a microplane zester helps it incorporate more smoothly into the ketchup. If you don’t have a microplane you can substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Basil adds unexpected herbaceousness to the ketchup. You could substitute 1 teaspoon fresh minced thyme or 1/2 teaspoon fresh minced rosemary if you prefer.

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Yield: 12 Sliders

Cheeseburger Sliders

Cheeseburger Sliders

Cheeseburger Sliders - Personal cheeseburgers that are perfect to serve as an appetizer at a party or as an easy meal. Seasoned ground beef cooked before being layered in a slider bun with cheese. Easy and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the Beef Patties

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Additional Ingredients

  • 12 hawaiian roll slider buns
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese (sliced)

For the Garlic Ketchup

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons julienned basil

Instructions

For the Beef Patties

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the beef, salt, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.
  2. Press the beef into a single layer in the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  3. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the beef is cooked through.
  4. Remove the beef from the pan and drain any excess on a paper towel.

For the Sliders

  1. Slice the sliders in half horizontally and place the bottom portion of the bun on a sheet pan.
  2. Place the beef on top and add the cheddar cheese on top of the beef.
  3. Place the top portion of the buns on the cheddar cheese.
  4. (Optional) If you want the sliders to have the classic cheeseburger look, brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle over sesame seeds.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the buns are crisp.
  6. Remove from the oven and slice into sliders. Serve with garlic ketchup (below).

For the Garlic Ketchup

  1. Combine the ketchup, sweet chili sauce, grated garlic, and julienned basil in a small bowl. Store covered in the fridge until ready to serve.

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