White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders (Copycat Recipe)
Love those little sliders from White Castle? Then you’ll go crazy for these copycat White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders. Melted cheese, great beefy onion flavor. They taste exactly like the original sliders.
This post is part of a kick-butt burger grill giveaway hosted by GirlCarnivore but the burger epicness (these incredible White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders – copycat recipe) are all my own.
It’s Burger Month! Welcome!
This is a month long event with a great group of bloggers, sharing burgers all month long! Yummy!
You can see them all here at BurgerMonth.com
Which brings me to my burger today.
I absolutely love White Castle. I grew up eating them with my daddy, who also loved them.
His passion for the little sliders, created my passion for the little sliders. I miss eating WC with him.
I’ve been known to go pick up a crave case randomly and keep them in the fridge for days warming up a few here and there.
I’m telling you, it’s a thing. I can’t get enough of them. I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for a long time.
When I was sick recently, I didn’t feel much like going out anywhere.
I had a craving for some White Castle, so I decided I’d like to make ’em.
I’ve had this recipe written down on a recipe card forever.
It came out of one of those community cookbooks which I adore.
I did make a few tweaks and changes because I didn’t think the original would taste as similar.
Thankfully, I had all the ingredients to make them, so I gave them a shot. And wow. Just wow! I am SO happy I did.
Talk about as close to the real thing as you could get.
I was so impressed with the flavors.
What are others saying about these copycat White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders?
I made up a “sack” (which really just means I put a whole bunch in a gallon baggie) for my son.
He texted me a bit later and seemed really impressed with how I captured the flavor of the real ones.
He did mention my patties were a tiny bit thicker, and they were. On purpose.
Since I was only making a dozen, there are 4 of us here.
3 little sliders per person is not really enough to feed everyone.
So I made the burgers just the teeniest bit thicker than I normally do.
Either way, you’ll love them. I totally promise you that.
If you haven’t tried a White Castle Cheeseburger Slider, this is a great recipe to do it.
Especially if you don’t live close enough to one to order some.
White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe
White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders
- ¾ lbs. ground beef
- [1 packet of beefy onion soup mix]
- ¼ cup beef broth
- 1 cup of beef broth for steaming
- 12 slider buns
- 8-10 thinly sliced american cheese
- 3 tablespoons dry minced onions
- hamburger dill pickle chips
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, beefy onion soup mix and beef broth until well combined well.
- On a piece of parchment paper or wax paper, roll the hamburger meat out to about 1/4″ thickness. Just keep rolling and make the meat into a rectangle shape. If you need to eyeball it, use the slider buns to size 4 across, 3 down – that’s how big your beef patty should be when it’s done. Remember that White Castle patties are quite thin. Now using a knife, cut into the meat where the slider buns will go making 12 distinct patties but keep them together as one large rectangle still, just make the cuts not fully separating them. Next, using anything that can make a decent sized hole (we use the handle of a wooden spoon) make 5 holes in each patty.
- Place the meat in freezer for 25 minutes. It will not freeze but it should be a little bit easier to handle when it comes out.
- In a large baking pan, pour 1 cup of beef broth and 3 tablespoons of minced onions and stir gently spreading the onions out evenly. Place the giant meat rectangle into the liquid. The liquid steams through the burgers and cooks them perfectly. Put in the 450 degree F. oven for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven after 10 minutes and drain all liquid from pan. (its ok for residual liquid to be there. Turn the meat out onto another piece of parchment paper.
- On the baking pan, place the 12 BOTTOMS of the slider buns. Now gently turn the parchment paper back over placing the hamburger back on the buns. Using the cut marks you made as a guide, separate the burgers. Top with cheese slices, pickles and put the TOPS of the slider buns on.
- Return to oven for 3-5 minutes, just long enough to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.
Oh yum!! Our family would love these and we don’t even have to make the trip!
Confession! I have NEVER had a true White Castle burger – road trip anyone 😉 BUT I love the idea of sampling at home until I can make my cross country burger trek a reality. They look like a perfect classic burger.
Love your preparation on this burger! Rolling out the burger to cut into patties is something I’ve never heard of before, but so CLEVER!! They look delicious!
I haven’t had a white castle burger in AGES … I have such fond memories. Yours look WAY better than theirs, though.
I’m taking that as a compliment. 😉 They were so good. The flavor was there and tasted incredible, but you can control the patty thickness if you want. We love them! (I love the real ones too!). haha Thanks hon!
OMG YAS!!! I love white castle sliders like this – making this ASAP.
Aw your comment made me smile. We get as excited over them too!! Thanks Hannah!
This looks like the perfect recipe to make for my husband! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my gosh! I haven’t had a White Castle burger in ages (lots of ages….)! This recipe brings all those flavors back. I can’t wait to try it for my kids! They have never experienced White Castle.
I’m not even going to admit how many White Castles I’ve had in my lifetime. (*Especially in my younger, rowdier days at 2am on a Saturday night! wink!) We used to go to the OLD one on Homan Ave in Hammond, Indiana! GOOD TIMES!! Bet these taste every bit as good! Thanks for the memories! (*I have one on my blog, too, ha!)
OH MY GOODNESS! I am going to surprise my husband with these and he is going to freak out! Something about White Castle sliders and the ‘good old days’ right? I find the cooking method fascinating and I can’t wait to give it a try!
Confession, I’ve never had White Castle… But I do love sliders, and the kids especially love them because they get to have a couple each 🙂 This is a great recipe!
I’ll take two sacks. And eat them BOTH without any regrets. I LOVE White Castle burgers. I have so many family memories with them. I can’t wait to try these.
These are amazing! A throwback to late night study sessions! I am so looking forward to making these White Castle burgers!
I was raised and weaned on sliders. When we were in Florida they didn’t have any—Crystal burgers, but not the same. Now this recipe will save anyone on safari in the sunshine state!
I’m lazy. Here’s what I did:
I pressed/rolled the meat onto a cookie sheet with onions, after mixing in seasonings. I skipped the broth and then when cooked, put the bun bottoms onto the meat, cut the burgers with a pizza cutter, topped with another cookie sheet, and then flipped the whole thing over and topped with cheese, pickles and top buns and threw into oven, heat turned off, just to melt cheese. No freezing, no parchment, no flipping a pancake of hot meat onto anything-because you two may have ninja skills like that, but I’m a she-ape and it’ll end up on the floor!!
BTW your seasoning/onion mixture is THE BOMB!!! Do people say that anymore???
I’m glad you enjoyed them and had fun making them your own. This recipe is based off of the TRUE White Castle Cheeseburgers, BUT – what you did sounds incredibly delicious as well. I won’t lie the process can be complicated but after a few times, it’s easy. I still like your version and they sound rather tasty. Maybe not true White Castles, but yummy sounding, just the same.
Thanks for the recipe. My boys, big and small loved them.
I made a couple of errors and still got rave reviews. I bought and forgot to use the beefy onion mix. Also forgot to add the broth to the beef. I started at pressing the beef into shape then followed the rest of the recipe to the T. D lish.
I am so happy you had good results even with a few errors. Honestly, this recipe is simple enough that changing it up a bit as you did (let’s not call them errors) would still turn out fabulous. I’m so happy everyone loved them! Happy New Year!
Made these for lunch and my husband and I loved them! I didn’t have any dried minced onion so I used fresh onion. Easy and delicious!
Yeah, these were legit! Even the “after-effects” (if you know what I mean).