As promised, I am posting a recipe for one of America’s most popular foods, cheeseburgers.
Between the 1920’s and the 1930’s, it became popular to add cheese to hamburgers. It was usually some sort of processed cheese and melted on top of the meat patty on the grill.
Today, there are tons of options when it comes to the bread, meat, toppings and sauces. You can top your burger with a fried egg or add guacamole. Why not add barbecue sauce and eat it on an onion roll? You can even explore meats by having your burger made from bison or kangaroo. The possibilities are endless. There are some delicious non- meat alternatives too. I love a lentil burger seasoned with cumin. Yummy!
Today, I’m going to share a neat recipe for making cheeseburger sliders in the oven. It is quite wonderful and can be modified to fit your style but I quite love it the way it is.
2 pounds ground beef
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground smoked paprika
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup crushed crackers (I used Ritz)
12 pack of slider buns ( I used Pepperidge Farm)
8-10 slices of American cheese
5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large bowl, combine beef, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, eggs, and crackers. Using your clean hands or a sturdy spoon, mix thoroughly.
3. Press mixture into a 13 x 9 casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
5. While the meat is cooking, place bottom buns into a 13 x 9 casserole dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.
6. Remove from oven and cut meat into four sections. Place sections on top of buns using a spatula.
7. Top with cheese slices. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you just want to make sure the whole surface is covered.
8. Add top buns.
9. In a small bowl, combine butter, mustard, and parsley. Brush onto the tops of the buns.
10. Bake uncovered for twenty minutes.
11. Slice between sandwiches with a knife for easy serving. Enjoy!
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