Saturday, October 6, 2012

White Castle Casserole

One of my favorite things to do on trips through the Midwest, is eat at White Castle. I'm not sure if they have restaurants outside of that region of the United States? If they do, I have never seen them. If you've never been there and you get a chance, definitely stop in and grab a sack - and relish in the fact that you are eating a part of American history! From White Castle's website - "It's an experience that transcends time, space and sometimes, rational thought."

White Castle, founded in 1921 by Walter Anderson and Billy Ingram, is famous for it's "sliders" .... a simple, small, square burger. What you may not know is, White Castle is generally credited as being the first ever "fast-food chain". Anderson is credited with inventing the hamburger bun and for using Henry Ford's model of the assembly line in the kitchen. Who knew?

Trips to the Midwest are a little more scarce for us these days ... rising gas prices ... with 7 people in our family to feed, house and clothe ... and my husband's 60+ hour a week job ... it all prevents us from doing many things. Our priorities are in other places rather than galavanting around the Midwest eating at White Castle. Our "trips" tend to be a little closer to home right now. But that doesn't have to stop us ... we could buy those pre-packaged boxes of White Castle sliders in the freezer section of our nearest Wally World ... or we could make this super easy casserole that has all the same great taste! 

Obviously, we went for the latter ......




White Castle Casserole
Yield: 8 servings

2 lb. ground beef
1 box dry onion soup mix (you will use both packages of soup mix)
2 tubes (12 oz. each) crescent rolls
8-10 slices American cheese
Mustard, to taste
Dill pickles, chopped, to taste
Additional condiments, if desired

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9x13-in. baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

In a skillet, brown and crumble the ground beef with both packages of dry onion soup mix. Drain meat into a colander; using paper towels or a clean dish towel, press down on the beef and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible. 

Unroll one tube of crescent rolls into the prepared baking dish. Flatten slightly to seal the seams and cover the bottom as necessary. Top with ground beef. Add cheese slices. Top with pickles and drizzle with mustard. Unroll the other tube of crescent rolls over the top, sealing seams and covering the contents in the pan.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

To serve, cut into squares and serve with additional condiments if desired.


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25 comments:

  1. We do not have tubes of Crescent Rolls :-( Not even a clue what it is... and this dish looks so delicious!

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    1. It's found with the canned biscuits!

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    2. Crescent rolls are a very light pastry with a buttery flavor. they are found in the refrigerated case near the canned biscuits..yummy and can be used in many recipes. I use them for the crust for pot pies and for making piggies in a blanket.

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  2. Oh my goodness, this looks SO good! I'm a big fan of anything cheeseburger. Pinning this!

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  3. Wow, simple and sounds so delicious. Will you share this over on our hop too?

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  4. I've only been to a White Castle a couple of times, but I remember their little oniony burgers. This casserole sounds great. Thanks for sharing the idea/recipe. Bless you, Gail

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  5. Awesome! You always have great stuff. This is the second time in a few days I have clicked on you from different parties. I will put this on my list of things to try when I am being bad for sure. Have a great week!

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  6. Oh this looks amazing Jamie!! On my must try list now! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I also featured this on my Facebook page :-)

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  7. Found and followed you through Adorned from Above's link party! LOVE WHITE CASTLE but I live in the south and there are none to be found. Will definitely try this one out!!

    Hope you stop by my blog sometime :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com/

    Krista

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  8. Hmmm....this looks GOOD.

    Never been to a White Castle / probably not in our area.....though the name sounded vaguely familiar

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  9. interesting idea.Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday this week
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this! and I used to love White castle hamburgers LOL! Thanks for linking up at Heavenly Treats Link Party, You have been featured! Check tomorrows post and get your button!

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  11. Being from the Midwest (chicago) I love white castle, bu to be honest they don't like me so much as I get older. The dehydrated onions are so good, but so bad, if you know what I mean - they don't call them "sliders" for nothing. But I will give this a try, since the onion soup mix is dehydrated onions. Sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  12. Your recipe is probably cheaper and more delicious than the frozen White Castle. I have only been to White Castle once... it was very late at night and I found the super small burgers to be strange... now sliders are so vogue.

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  13. Hi Jamie,
    Wow, I just love White Castle and to have it all in a Casserole is awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. I know White Castle well...as my husband and kids love the place. I have yet to obtain the cravings for the mini burgers. My family will go nuts for this casserole too I'm sure:-)

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  15. Jamie,
    I've never been to White Castle (I don't know if we even have any out west) but I know of them. This casserole looks delicious and I do love a good casserole. I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a great week
    Michelle

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  17. Jamie,
    Thanks so much for sharing at Adorned From Above. I have featured this post as one of my Friday Favorite Blog Links. This looks delicous.
    Stop by www.adornedfromabove.com to get your featured blogger button.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  18. White Castles are the same as Krystal Burgers, if any of you have Krystals where you are.

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  19. If you want this to be closer to a true White Castle burger and not one of those nasty Krystal burgers, leave the mustard off. White Castle does not put anything on their burgers except for onion and pickle and perhaps a little sprinkle of love. You can get all the HORSERADISH mustard and ketchup your heart desires on the side though!

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  20. If you want this to be closer to a true White Castle burger and not one of those nasty Krystal burgers, leave the mustard off. White Castle does not put anything on their burgers except for onion and pickle and perhaps a little sprinkle of love. You can get all the HORSERADISH mustard and ketchup your heart desires on the side though!

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  21. This sounds awesome! I'm from Minnesota and I go every chance I get! I have the copy cat White Castle burgers posted on my blog and I can't stop making them. Love their chicken sandwiches too! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. We made this on Saturday and it was very good but a little too salty. I will try using only 1 package of the onion soup mix next time and as others have said I did not include mustard as that is not traditional White Castle. I will definitely make it again with the modifications, it was very tasty and easy.

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  23. My husband is a White Castle Burger freak....I've GOT to try this for him! ;) What a fun recipe- thanks, Jamie! :)

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