Easy Cheeseburger Sliders

August 23, 2021
Who doesn't love a cheeseburger? Well, whip up a platter of them super quick with this easy Cheeseburger Sliders recipe. Then serve them up as an almost effortless dinner main dish, or as the perfect party and game day snack.

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These easy Cheeseburger Sliders are one of our main go-to recipes. They're so super easy and quick to prepare, they're perfect as a simple weekday dinner -- or as an amazing game day or party treat. Truth be told, they're usually a dinner dish for us. Our daughter goes absolutely nuts for them, and I swear would eat them every night if I'd make them!

But then, who doesn't love a cheeseburger?

And when you combine the fact they're one of the most beloved foods with the fact this method of making them is super quick and easy, you've got an extra-fabulous dish on your hands.

Serve up easy Cheeseburger Sliders as an almost effortless dinner main dish, or as the perfect party and game day snack.

So what makes these Cheeseburger Sliders so easy to make? 

Well, for starters, they're baked in one "slab" in a 9x13-inch pan. All you do is press some ground beef into a baking dish, season it with salt and pepper, and bake it for 15 minutes -- and you've got yourself the makings for 12 burgers all in one shot. No babysitting and flipping in the pan, no pressing meat into individual patties, just one simple pop-a-pan-in-the-oven.

Once the ground beef is baked, you simply top the entire pan with cheese and use a pizza cutter to slice the whole thing into individual burgers. Pop each little cheeseburger on a Kings Hawaiian roll, and you're done. Seriously, from start to serve in 30 minutes. -- With absolutely no preparation fuss. It's such a beautifully easy way to create cheeseburger deliciousness. 

So whip up a platter of these super quick and easy Cheeseburger Sliders, and serve them up as an almost effortless dinner main dish, or as the perfect party and game day snack.  Either way, they're sure to be gobbled up quickly and be loved by all.


What's to Love About This Recipe?
  • Easy - And when we say easy, we mean ridiculously easy. Simply bake the ground beef in a 9x13-inch pan, top, slice into burgers with a pizza cutter, and stuff the buns to serve.
  • Quick - 30 minutes from start to serve.
  • A crowd pleaser - I mean, cheeseburgers are always a hit!
  • Perfect for dinner or as party fare - Super easy dinner? Yes. Perfect for game day? Yes. Fabulous for anytime? Yes!
  • Easily scalable for a crowd - Want to serve a bunch? No problem. Just bake up a couple pans at once.

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Easy Cheeseburger Slider Ingredients:

The ingredients for easy Cheeseburger Sliders are pretty straight-forward. To whip up a pan, you'll need:

  • Ground beef - Leaner ground beef works best in this recipe. We recommend choosing 85/15 or 90/10 for the best result.

  • Onion - A small sprinkling of finely chopped onion in the bottom of the pan nicely seasons the ground beef as it bakes.

  • American cheese - The classic cheeseburger cheese, am I right?

  • Pickle slices - A round dill pickle slice tops each slider burger.

  • Ketchup - The classic burger topping. Add other condiments as well, if you'd like.

  • Salt & pepper - A simple sprinkling of salt and pepper seasons and enhances the ground beef's flavor.

  • Kings Hawaiian rolls - The perfect slider rolls. Choose Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls our savory rolls, whichever you prefer.

  • Butter - Buttered rolls make for extra-special burgers, and it's no different with these easy little sliders.

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How to Make Easy Cheeseburger Sliders:

These Cheeseburger Sliders truly are quick and easy to make. Baked in a one-pan "slab," topped, and cut with a pizza cutter to create individual burgers, these tasty little sliders are almost effortless. -- And go from start to serve in right about 30 minutes.

To whip up a batch, start by scattering some finely chopped onion in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. -- No need to even mix the onion into the ground beef. The onion will blend with and season the beef from the bottom as the burgers bake.

Then, place a pound and a half of ground beef in the pan on top of the onions. Firmly press the ground beef down into an even layer that completely fills the pan to the edges. I use my hands, but you could also use a spatula, or large serving or wooden spoon.

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Season the ground beef with a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.

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Pop the pan in the oven and bake the ground beef for about 15 minutes until it's cooked through. The beef will shrink away from the edges of the pan as it bakes, ending up as a slab almost perfectly-sized to fit the Kings Hawaiian rolls.

To prevent too much shrinkage, we recommend using 85/15 or 90/10 ground beef for the best result. Ground beef with a higher fat content can shrink too much.

While the ground beef bakes, use a serrated knife to slice a package of Kings Hawaiian rolls open horizontally. Spread the cut edges of both the tops and bottoms with butter. Place the rolls, buttered sides up, on a cookie or baking sheet lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Then set these aside, ready to pop them in the oven after the ground beef burgers are baked.

Once the ground beef is cooked, pour off the grease from the pan. Pop the buttered rolls into the oven and bake them for 5-6 minutes while you finish preparing the cheeseburgers.

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Top the cooked ground beef with the American cheese slices. Then with a pizza cutter, cut the burgers into 12 squares. 

I have to note, the pizza cutter cuts won't follow the lines of the cheese slices. -- Which can be a little challenging to the mind! You'll end up cutting through the cheese slices, rather than on the lines where the slices meet up.

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Place a pickle slice in the center of each cheeseburger square. Then, drizzle the entire bunch with ketchup.

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Remove the rolls from the oven, and place a cheeseburger square on each roll.  Then you're good to go with serving up the cheeseburger deliciousness!

Super easy, right?

Serve them up as an almost effortless dinner main dish, or as the perfect party and game day snack. They're sure to be gobbled up quickly and loved by all. Because, I mean, who doesn't love a cheeseburger?

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Recipe FAQs:

  • What is the best type of ground beef to use to make cheeseburger sliders? - This baked cheeseburger slider recipe works best with learner types of ground beef. We recommend 85/15 or 90/10 ground beef for the best result. Fuller-fat ground beef creates too much grease and shrinks too much as it bakes.
  • Can I bake cheeseburger sliders on a sheet pan to make a larger batch? - Absolutely. To make 24 sliders, you can simply double the recipe ingredients and bake two 9x13-inch pans at once. Or, press the meat out on a larger 13x18-inch sheet pan.
  • Can these cheeseburger sliders be made ahead of time? - This is a time when I would say fresh-made is best. That being said, if you do need to prepare these ahead of time, I recommend baking the ground beef and refrigerating the cooked burger "slab" until needed. At the time of serving, reheat the ground beef in the microwave, top with the cheese and condiments, and assemble on freshly-buttered & baked slider rolls. If you fully assemble the burgers on the rolls ahead of time and refrigerate them, the rolls will dry out. 


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Appetizers & Snacks
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Yield: 12 sliders
Author: Tracey | The Kitchen is My Playground
Easy Cheeseburger Sliders

Easy Cheeseburger Sliders

Who doesn't love a cheeseburger? Well, whip up a platter of them super quick with this easy Cheeseburger Sliders recipe. Then serve them up as an almost effortless dinner main dish, or as the perfect party and game day snack.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped onion
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 12 round pickle slices
  • ketchup
  • 1 (12-pack) Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • about 1 T. butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle onion in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place ground beef on top of onions and press down firmly (I use my hands) until ground beef makes an even layer completely covering the bottom of the pan. Season ground beef with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
  2. Bake at 400℉ for 15-18 minutes until ground beef is cooked through. 
  3. While ground beef bakes, use a serrated knife to slice rolls open horizontally. Spread cut edges of both the tops and bottoms with butter. Place, buttered sides up, on a cookie or baking sheet lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  4. Once ground beef is cooked, thoroughly pour off grease from the pan.
  5. Place buttered rolls in oven and bake for 5-6 minutes while you finish preparing the cheeseburgers.
  6. Top cooked ground beef with American cheese slices. With a pizza cutter, cut into 12 squares. (Note, the cuts won't follow the lines of the cheese slices.)
  7. Place a pickle slice on each burger square. Then, drizzle with ketchup.
  8. Remove rolls from oven. Place a cheeseburger square on each roll.
TRACEY'S NOTES:
  1. For the best result, use 85/15 or 90/10 ground beef. The ground beef will shrink away from the pan edges as it bakes, ending up as a slab almost perfectly-sized to fit the Kings Hawaiian rolls. Ground beef with a higher fat content will shrink too much.
  2. Either Kings Hawaiian sweet or savory rolls work equally well in this recipe. -- Choose whichever you like best.
  3. To make a larger batch, simply double the ingredients and bake two 9x13-inch pans at once.


Easy Cheeseburger Sliders ~ Serve these sliders as an easy dinner, or as the perfect party & game day snack. Baked in a 9x13 pan, topped, & cut with a pizza cutter to create individual burgers, these tasty little sliders are almost effortless! And ALWAYS a hit.  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


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3 comments

  1. looks yummy! can't wait to try.

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  2. Yum! I have loved White Castle burgers almost as much as chocolate since childhood and these remind me of them. Featuring when my party opens up!

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  3. Pinned! Reminds me of White Castle! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

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