Tuesday, July 26, 2016

My cheeseburger sliders, yeah, they're 5 minutes of actual effort then just pop then in the oven to reheat when you need them and you get just joy and cheesy meaty deliciousness


Everyone loves cheeseburgers, everyone makes cheeseburgers, everyone makes sliders, they're the groovy food fad of the day.  There's a slider for every occasion the ore you can make the better, the easier.

I've been making these for years.  I sort of morphed my take on the best qualities of a white castle skinny burger and leftover meatloaf sandwich day  I frequently have to cook multiple meals a night and this is the best way to get me in and out of the kitchen and I can whip up servings to order, there's nothing at all wrong with that.

This is my take on the current fad.



1 3/4 lb ground beef
1 thick slice bread
1 egg
1/2 grated onion
1 grated garlic clove
whatever cheese slices that make you happy


Dump it all in a bowl and mix.
How easy is THAT?

Flatten the mix into a 1/4 sheetpan or a 9x13 pan.  I line the pan with parchment paper so I can get it out in one piece but that's not necessary at all

Poke the meat with a fork, you're making steam channels so poke and push a bit to make tons of little holes all through it.  I sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top before it goes into the oven.

Bake the meat at 350 for 20 minutes, top third of the oven.

Leave to rest a few minutes then drain any fat away.  Divide the meat into 12 pieces with a spatula or knife or bench scraper, cover with foil and wait till someone is hunry.

As needed, put one square in each open bun, put cheese on top and top with the top of the bun, brush the top with butter if you like (yes, you like) and wrap in foil.  Toss in the oven or toaster oven for about ten minutes or until the cheese melts.


burgers to order...

Here's the play by play



Pop it in the oven for 20 minutes

Drain the fat and divide the meat into 12 squares, put cheese on if you want, cover with foil and let it sit there till someone is hungry.........


OH and as a side, I make potato wedges.


Take as many potatoes as you need, cut them in quarter or 6ths ? and throw them in a dry sink.

Throw salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika on them, drizzle well with oil and put on a rack in the oven.  Bake at 400 for about 20 then flip them all over and bake till they're done.  eat eat eat

Back to the sliders:

Put the bottoms of the buns on a sheetpan, top with a square of the meat and cheese.
Butter the tops and put them beside the bottoms.  Bake till the cheese melts and the buns toast, about 5 minutes at 350 or so.

Assemble, eat, repeat

oh yummy


There ya go, dinner.  I made a couple for the child, then a couple of hours later, i made a couple for me and in a few hours, I'll make a few for the husband.  Dinner across the whole evening and nothing needs to be nuked! 


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