We love to grill burgers in the summer ... who doesn't? Sometimes, it's nice to do things a little different though. These Beef Sliders couldn't be simpler and they are perfect for a rainy day when grilling just doesn't seem reasonable. (Although, I have been known to grill in the rain ... and the snow - and yes, always in my flip-flops!) They are somewhat reminiscent of Krystal's or White Castle. I have included the link to make your own rolls, but if you prefer, you can definitely use store-bought!
Yield: 24 sliders
Yield: 24 sliders
1 medium onion, chopped into small pieces
1-1/2 to 2 lb. lean ground beef
Salt & pepper, to taste
Buttery Rolls or other similar rolls
8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
Favorite condiments (ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc ...)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle the chopped onion evenly in the baking sheet. Break ground beef into chunks and put on top of the onions. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and use your hands to flatten the beef, covering the onions evenly. (See picture below). Get it as flat, even and close to the edges as you can. This layer will be very thin. Discard the plastic wrap. Season with salt and pepper.
Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the beef is cooked through. Remove the pan from the oven and carefully drain the grease. (You don't want the meat falling out with it!) Top the beef with shredded cheese. Return to the oven to melt cheese, about 2-4 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven. Using a pizza cutter, cut the beef into approximately 2-in. squares (or the size of your rolls). Place patties on top of rolls and serve with your favorite condiments.
In the above picture, the slider on the right was cut into a square - the edges were trimmed ... the slider on the left, has a "scraggly" edge (on the left) because it was an edge piece when it was cooked. We personally don't care if it has the edges, so we left them. If you prefer to have "unscraggly" edges, you can trim them up to make all perfect squares! Of course, eat the scraggly parts before someone catches you! ;)
I hope you enjoy!
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