Oven Baked Cheese Burger Sliders

Posted2/7/2012 6:00 AM

2 pounds, 93 percent lean ground sirloin

cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 small onion finely diced (about cup) or cup dried minced onions

teaspoon onion powder

teaspoon salt

1 package (12-count) dinner rolls (such as Kings Hawaiian sweet rolls)

6 slices cheddar or American cheese

Heat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine the beef, bread crumbs, diced onion, onion powder and salt. Gently press the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish so that it is one large patty of even thickness. Use the tines of a fork to poke holes throughout the meat. Bake 30 minutes.

As it bakes, the meat will shrink away from the sides and liquid will accumulate around the edges of the pan. When fully cooked, remove the pan from the oven (keep the oven on!) and carefully drain off the liquid.

Top the meat with an even layer of sliced cheese; return pan to the oven for 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, allow to rest for a few minutes and then cut into 2-inch squares (or the size of your buns). Serve with dill pickle slices and ketchup.

Serves six.

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