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Classic Diner-Style Sliders

Serves 4
Cuisine: American
Category: Appetizers, Burgers, Sandwiches & Salads
If you’re hungry for authentic sliders, then this is your recipe. These burgers are all about technique—smashing and cooking beef quickly over onions using a cast iron griddle or a flat top grill (like a Blackstone), just like the old school diners used to do.
Prep Time
10 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80% lean
  • 1 package (12) sweet Hawaiian rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 24 pickle slices
  1. Portion ground beef into 12 balls weighing 2 ounces each (about the size of a golf ball).
  2. Cut rolls horizontally to keep tops and bottoms intact, respectively. Spread each cut side with butter. Preheat griddle surface to medium high. Toast buns until golden; set aside.
  3. Add canola oil and diced onion to hot griddle. Spread to an even layer; sear 3 minutes. Place beef balls over cooked onions and with a solid metal spatula, smash balls into patties. Season with salt and pepper. After 1 to 2 minutes burgers should have a good sear on the first side. Flip burgers and arrange closely in 3 rows of 4 (to match bun set dimensions). Place cheese slices evenly on top of the group of patties.
  4. Spread mayo, mustard and pickles across bottom buns. Top with slider patties, making sure to scoop up any onions with burgers. Don’t worry if it’s not pretty—just do your best to keep patties whole. Top with shredded lettuce and top buns. Serve together for folks to grab their own or cut into individual sliders.
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