Mike has a massive love for the thin square mini-hamburgers on equally square mini-buns with some sliced or diced onions, usually called sliders around here. Sliders aren’t as fancy or difficult as some chains try to make them out to be. Instead they are all the good old fashioned mess of a burger packed into the punch of a small square size. Something we love here & they are unbelievably simple to make.
The mini-size is perfect and not just meant for those at bars or those stumbling home from the bar (ya know who ya are!). But the mini-size is child friendly. A great way to serve a burger that kids will eat all of & not waste half of. Plus, if you have picky kids (or adults for that matter) making them at home makes it easy to customize the toppings without worrying if the order is going to be correct. Saving the massive meltdown that happens if it is wrong. For example, the rabble-rousers here won’t eat onions on their burgers to save their lives & will act as if we are trying to kill them if an onion touches their burgers. Mike & I, on the other hand, would die without them.
These also make a great party food…so if you are hosting any gatherings in the near future (or next’s years Super Bowl) these work perfectly.
What You Need:
2 Pounds of Quality Ground Beef 80/20
24 Mini-Hamburger Buns
*Makes 24 mini-burgers.
Toppings of your choice, for example:
Diced or Sliced Onions (Caramelize if you like)
You can mix up the toppings as you like!
How To Put It Together:
On to a large sheet of wax paper place your 2 pounds of meat. Top with an equally large sheet of wax paper. Roll out your meat with a rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick (the roller goes over the top sheet of wax paper).
After it is rolled sprinkle with salt & pepper. Then use a pizza cutter to cut the burgers into their mini-square burger shape.
Throw onto a flat griddle or regular pan. I DO highly recommend a griddle if you have one. You can cook a ton at a time (time saver) & you can smush them down a little more on the griddle making them thinner. Most griddles also have a drainage for the excess grease which makes cooking easier. In a pan you will have to drain grease every so often.
They’ll take about 8 minutes to cook (4 minutes each side). This will make 24 mini-burgers in all.
After they’re done you build your burgers with whatever your favorite toppings are.
And serve with some fries, you can make these steak cut french fries into a skinny fry & serve on the side. Good stuff!