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white castle sliders with pickles and cheese stacked on a wooden board
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White Castle Sliders

Enjoy the tastiest White Castle mini sliders whenever you want with this easy copycat recipe.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword White Castle Sliders Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Freezer Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 28 minutes
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 244kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 dinner rolls cut in half
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon better than bouillon beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup yellow onion finely chopped
  • 10-12 kraft american cheese slices each slice cut into 4 squares
  • 20-24 dill pickle chips
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add the ground beef, Better Than Bouillon Beef, and garlic powder. Mix together with a large spoon, or your hands until combined.
  • Line a 9x13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the ground beef mixture and spread to the sides until it forms a flat even layer. Using a knife, cut into 12 equal squares (3x4: about the same size as the dinner rolls). Using the end of the spoon, create 5 holes in each patty.
  • Place the ground beef baking sheet in the freezer for 3 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. Remove ground beef baking sheet from the freezer and break patties apart. Throw away the parchment paper.
  • Add the onions to the bottom of the baking sheet and spread evenly. Add ¼ cup water to the onions. Place the frozen beef patties directly on top of the onions and water. Sprinkle the ground beef with salt and pepper and then place in the oven and allow beef to steam cook for 10 minutes.
  • Take the baking sheet out of the oven and place the bottom of each dinner roll on a hamburger patty. Place the tops of the dinner rolls in a staggered pattern over the bottom pieces of the dinner rolls. 
  • Place the baking sheet back in the oven and let cook for 3 minutes.
  • Take the baking sheet back out of the oven and use a spatula to scoop up each meat patty with onions and bottom bun attached, and add 3 cheese slices to each slider.
  • Add optional condiments: dill pickle chips, ketchup, mustard.
  • Place the top bun on the condiments and serve sliders immediately.

Notes

TIP: You can substitute granulated beef bouillon in place of the Better Than Bouillon Beef if needed. 
 
TIP: Don’t skip the step of making the holes in the patties! They have holes in them because they are steamed and not fried. This keeps them juicy and means the onions spread better.
 
TIP: When you add the dinner rolls, make sure they don’t touch the water, or they will absorb it and become soggy.
 
TIP: To reheat your sliders place them in the microwave with a damp sheet of paper towel on a microwave-safe plate and cook on half power for around 1 minute 20 seconds for 2 sliders or until hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 3mg