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Smashburger Sliders With Grilled Onions

That crispy caramelized goodness of Smashburger sliders is all you you have to think about to get your tastebuds going. They’re topping with grilled onions and out of this world!

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That crispy caramelized goodness of smashburger sliders topped with grilled onions is all you you have to think about to get your tastebuds going!

Like regular smashburgers, they are pressed into a piping hot skillet top to get that amazing carmelized crust on the outside of your ground beef.

But in fun sized slider form because.. you know, sliders.

I’m making about 1.5oz balls of burger meat using a food scale to make them the right size for these sliders – they look a little big once you smash them on your griddle, but don’t worry. They’ll shrink up!

Then just double up the patties on these smashburger sliders, top them off with some grilled onions.

It’s got this matured white castle burger vibe that I’m really loving.

That crispy caramelized goodness of smashburger sliders topped with grilled onions is all you you have to think about to get your tastebuds going!

The key is a blacktop or skillet that is as hot as you can get it. I like throwing a cast iron griddle on my grill and just letting it preheat in the grill for about 15 minutes until the grill gets as hot as it can.

Indoors I haven’t figured this one out yet – theres just too much smoke coming off while grilling to make this an enjoyable experience. Maybe if you have a really good fan above stove? But mine doesn’t cut it. So I’m always doing smash burgers outdoors

Also here’s little tip – keep your oven preheated at around 160-170, and move your patties into the oven until they’re all done.

This will keep the cheese nice and freshly melted until everything is done and ready to serve up your smashburger sliders.

That crispy caramelized goodness of smashburger sliders topped with grilled onions is all you you have to think about to get your tastebuds going!

Now for the kids – it’s plain meat cheese bun, and maybe a little ketchup and mustard on theirs.

For mom and dad’s smashburger sliders, they’re topped off with the grilled onions, and maybe a little avocado and pickle just to snazz things up.

But trust me – theres SOO much flavor going on with just meat cheese bun and some of those grilled onions, you may just want to follow the lead of the kids on this one!

Want to these smash burger sliders bigger brother? Check out this recipe

Smashburger Sliders with Grilled Onions

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 410kcal
That crispy caramelized goodness of smashburger sliders is all you you have to think about to get your tastebuds going. They're topped with grilled onions and out of this world!
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 lb ground beef 80/20
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 sweet onions thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese cut into quarters
  • 12 slider rolls

Instructions

  • Weight out loosely packed balls of ground beef to 1.5oz each. season with salt and place on a baking sheet uncovered in the fridge.
  • Thinly slice onions and place in a pan over medium heat with butter and oil. Let cook until brown and translucent; about 15 minutes; Cook before serving burgers, or place in an oven at the lowest temperature to keep them warm until ready to use.
  • Heat up a griddle on a stovetop or grill on high heat until smoke is coming off. Place 2-4 burgers at a time, smashing with a metal unslotted spatula, carefully sliding the spatula off so that the burger stays pressed to the griddle.
  • Let cook for about 2-3 minutes then firmly scape the patty and flip and add 2 quartered slices of cheese per patty.
  • Once the cheese is nice and melted you're ready to remove from the griddle. Stack once patty on top of another to double up, then place on your slider bun. repeat until all sliders are done.
  • Top with grilled onions and any of your favorite burger toppings and enjoy!

Notes

For the onions – Try using a mandolin to make the process easier. 
For the burgers, You may want to put these in a warmer until all your sliders are done so they’re nice and melted when serving – or just serve up immediately to each person!

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 2mg
That crispy caramelized goodness of smashburger sliders topped with grilled onions is all you you have to think about to get your tastebuds going!

Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!