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Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders

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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 favorite 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.

In this recipe the cheeseburger slider is made with an onion poppy seed dinner roll which tastes wonderful with the burger and of course the cheese too.

In addition to heavenly crispy cheese surrounding the burger, the slider has avocado and tomato slices in it too.

The burger is made with fresh garlic and jalapeno for some extra spice.  The combination of flavors and textures tastes amazing together.

Here’s another delicious cheeseburger recipe you may like “Cheeseburger with Sautéed Onions“.

These unique crispy cheese burger sliders make a wonderful appetizer or main dish.  Serve these with side dishes such as french fries, onion rings, potato salad or macaroni salad.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

For the Burgers – Ground beef, garlic, jalapeno pepper, salt, pepper and shredded sharp cheddar cheese

For the Buns – slider rolls and butter

For the Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders – Cooked burgers, skillet-toasted buns, avocado, tomato, salt and pepper

Here’s how to make it.

For the Burger:

Remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeno pepper (unless more heat is preferred).  Dice the jalapeno.

And dice the garlic.

In a medium size bowl, add ground beef, diced jalapeno, garlic…

…salt and pepper.

Mix all of the ingredients together.

Next, form the hamburger into 4 patties.

Try to make the diameter of each patty the same size as the diameter of the bun.

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

…then on the other side.

A large skillet can also be used to cook multiple patties at the same time.  The size of the skillet just needs to be large enough for the ring of crispy cheese on each burger.

Cook until just before the hamburger patty is done (3 minutes before the burger is done),

Then, pile one cup of shredded cheese on top of each patty.

Yum.

Cover the pan with a lid.

When the patty is thoroughly cooked and the cheese has spread over the bottom of the pan (about 3 minutes)…

…and the cheese can be lifted up along with the patty, transfer the patty and cheese from the pan onto a plate.

If cooking the burgers in batches, repeat the process for the remaining burgers.  Set aside while toasting the buns.

For the Buns:

Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add butter.

Slice the slider rolls in half from side to side and put them in the skillet face down so that the inside of the bread gets covered with butter.

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

For the Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders:

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

Then,

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

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

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

…top with slices of 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.

Serve while warm.

And enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Slider Recipes You May Like:

Peppered Bacon, Avocado and Blue Cheese Sliders

Slow Cooker Ground Turkey Spicy Sloppy Joes

Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki and Pineapple

Fried Chicken and Bacon Gravy Sliders

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Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders

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Course Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese Burger, Cheeseburger, Crispy Cheese, Slider
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cook time assumes burgers cooked in 4 batches; each 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the Burgers:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jalapeno chile pepper stem removed, seeded and diced
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

For the Buns:

  • 4 slider rolls or dinner rolls, sliced in half from side to side
  • 2 tablespoons butter

For the Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders:

  • Cooked burgers with crispy cheese
  • Skillet-toasted buns
  • 1 large tomato sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado cut in half lengthwise, seed removed, meat scooped out and sliced
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper for the avocado
  • 4 dashes salt for the avocado
  • Your favorite salad dressing or sauce  ranch, blue cheese, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce

Instructions

For the Burgers:

  1. In a medium size bowl, add ground beef, chopped jalapeno, chopped garlic, salt and pepper. 

  2. Mix the ingredients together and form the meat into 4 patties.  Try to make the diameter of each patty the same size as the diameter of the bun.

  3. In a large skillet (if using a smaller skillet, make the burgers in batches) brown the hamburger patties on both sides and let cook until just before the burgers are done (3 minutes before the burger is done). 

  4. Then, pile one cup of shredded cheese on top of each patty. 

  5. Cover the pan with a lid. When the cheese has spread over the bottom of the pan and can be lifted up along with each patty, and the burger is thoroughly cooked, transfer it from the pan onto a plate.  Set aside for a moment while toasting the buns.

For the Buns:

  1. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add butter. Put the buns in the pan face down so that the inside of the bread gets covered with the butter. 

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

For the Crispy Cheese Burger Sliders:

  1. On the bottom side of the buns, set the crispy cheese burgers on top.  

  2. Drizzle your favorite dressing or sauce on top of the burger (ranch, blue cheese, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce or whatever you like). 

  3. To each burger, add a slice of tomato, avocado, a dash of pepper, and a dash of salt.

  4. Lastly, add the top side of the bun to the crispy cheese burger and serve while warm.

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14 Comments

  1. 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.

    • 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!

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

    • 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!

  3. 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!

    • 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!

  4. What a fabulous idea! My family would just love these 🙂

  5. 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…

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

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

  7. MMM. Yummy! That looks incredible! Fantastic dish!