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.
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White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe
White Castle Cheeseburger Sliders
- ¾ pounds 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.