Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders



Have you ever made cheeseburgers when you lifted them off the grill or out of a pan….and there was this piece of cooked cheese that was kind of hanging off the side of the burger.

Then when no one was looking you broke that piece off and ate it.  And that piece of cooked cheese was so good.

Here’s a recipe that has a big piece of that cooked cheese as part of the burger itself!

This idea came from one of my fave Food Network shows, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri.

Guy was visiting a restaurant called the “Squeeze Inn” in Sacramento, CA where they made this delicious cheeseburger with cooked cheese hanging over the entire burger that was served in a regular size bun.

Here’s a video clip from the Squeeze Inn that shows how they make this burger at the restaurant using ice and steam.

In the recipe below I made a slider version of this cheeseburger with an onion poppy seed dinner roll.

It was “over-the-top”, “off-the-hook”, and “the real deal” as Guy would say!

Let’s check out the ingredients:

Here’s how to make it.

For the Burger:

Remove the seeds from the jalapeno pepper (unless you like more heat).

Dice the jalapeno pepper and garlic.

In a medium size bowl, add the ground beef, diced jalapeno pepper and garlic.

Then add the pepper and mix all of the ingredients together.

Next, form the hamburger into patties.

Try to make the diameter of the patty the same as the diameter of your roll.

In a small diameter size skillet, brown the hamburger patty on one side….

…..then on the other side.

Before the hamburger patty is done,

pile one cup of shredded cheese on top of the patty.

Yum.

Cover the pan with a lid.

When the cheese has spread over the bottom of the pan (about 3 minutes)….

…..and can be lifted up along with the patty, remove it from the pan and set aside while toasting the buns.

For the Buns:

Add the butter to a large skillet on medium heat.

Put the buns in face down so that the inside of the bread gets covered with the butter.

Cook until the inside of the buns are a golden-brown toasted color.

For the Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders:

Set the crispy cheese burger on top of the bottom side of the toasted bun.

Double Yum.

Add a touch of your favorite dressing (ranch, blue cheese, mayonnaise or whatever you like).

I used a cilantro based dressing that was so good with this burger.

Triple Yum.

Slice the avocado….

….and the tomato.

Next, add a slice of tomato on top of the burger….

….and then the avocado, a dash of pepper, and a dash of salt.

Then, last but not least, add the top side of the bun to the crispy cheese burger.

Enjoy!

Delish.

Quandruple Yum.

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Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 pound Ground Beef
4 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 Slider Rolls (or Dinner Rolls)
1 large Tomato
1 Avocado
1 Jalapeno Pepper
1 clove Garlic
½ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
2 tablespoons Butter

Directions:

For the Burger: Remove the seeds from the jalapeno pepper (unless you like more heat). Dice the jalapeno pepper and garlic. In a medium size bowl, add the ground beef, diced jalapeno pepper and garlic. Then add the pepper and mix all of the ingredients together. Next, form the hamburger into patties.

In a small diameter size skillet, brown the hamburger patty on both sides. Before the hamburger patty is done, pile one cup of shredded cheese on top of the patty. Cover the pan with a lid. When the cheese has spread over the bottom of the pan and can be lifted up along with the patty, remove it from the pan and set aside while warming the buns.

For the Buns: Add the butter to a large skillet on medium heat. Put the buns in face down so that the inside of the bread gets covered with the butter. Cook until the inside of the buns are a golden-brown toasted color.

For the Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders: Set the crispy cheese burger on top of the bottom side of the bun. Add a touch of your favorite dressing (ranch, blue cheese, mayonnaise or whatever you like). Slice the avocado and tomato. Next, add a slice of tomato on top of the burger, and then the avocado, a dash of pepper, and a dash of salt. Lastly, add the top side of the bun to the crispy cheese burger.

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16 Responses to “Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders”

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    Mike — February 20, 2012 at 5:43 am

    MMM. Yummy! That looks incredible! Fantastic dish!

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 20th, 2012 @ 8:36 am

      Hi Mike, thank you!

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    Lannie — February 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    wow this sounds amazing, what a neat and picturesque way to get some crunch into your burger!!

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 20th, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

      Hi Lannie, thank you for stopping by!

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    Ann — February 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    What a brilliant idea! I love that cheese that gets cooked!

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 21st, 2012 @ 2:02 am

      Hi Ann, thank you!

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    Javelin — February 24, 2012 at 6:14 am

    Nancy, I love how these are made with the cheese melting in the pan to a lacy-crispiness – now that’s my kind of slider! I have featured this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup. Let me know if you have any objections and thanks as ever for the inspiration…

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 24th, 2012 @ 8:36 am

      Hi Javelin, no objections at all! Thank you very much for including this slider post in your Friday Food Fetish roundup!

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    Magic of Spice — February 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    What a fabulous idea! My family would just love these :)

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    • CouponClippingCook — February 27th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

      So glad you liked it…it’s fun and different.

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    Allison — February 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I made these, your onion rings and shirley temples for my husband and a couple of friends tonight and it was SUCH a wonderful, delicious, “homemade fast food” meal… SO yummy. Thanks so much!

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    • Nancy — February 2nd, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

      Hi Allison, so glad you liked them all! What a fun combination of homemade fast food to have for dinner especially with friends. Thanks so much for letting me know!

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    Wazan — September 6, 2013 at 8:26 am

    It seems yummy, can you say how to make this bread.. do you any link, its seems nice.

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    • Nancy — September 7th, 2013 @ 9:05 pm

      Hi Wazan, the bread I used for the sliders were onion dinner rolls that I bought pre-made at Walmart. They taste great with a small burger because they’re soft and have just the right amount of onion on them. I wish I was a good enough baker to give you a recipe for them. But you’re giving me a good idea…I’m going to put this on my list of things to make and will post as soon as I do. Thank you and have a great rest of the weekend!

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    Wazan — September 27, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Hi Nancy, Im still waiting for the bread recipe. Please can you say what they spread on top of the bread , It is like onion and something else. how to take that shape and shiny look. I am from Sri lanka, I cant buy these things in our country. Please give a guide.

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    • Nancy — September 27th, 2013 @ 8:20 am

      Hi Wazan, for this slider I used bread that is a called an “onion roll” or “onion bun”. I haven’t made these yet but just googled them on the internet and there are many recipes available. If you google “recipe for onion roll (or onion bun)” some of the pictures will be similar to the one that is shown for this Crispy Cheese Burger Slider post. Some of the recipes show that before putting the roll in the oven they brush the dough with butter or an egg wash (beaten eggs and a liquid such as water or milk) and then the bread is topped with bits of cooked, fresh, or dehydrated onions. The butter or egg wash is helpful so the bits of onion will stick to the top of the roll and have a shiny look after baking. Someday in the future I’m going to have to try making these. They sound so good!

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