I love football season. I’m a huge college football fan (Go Buckeyes!) and nothing makes me happier than cooking up a bunch of game day goodies for friends and family and then spending my entire Saturday in front of the tv watching football and drinking beer all day. Oh how I love football Saturdays.
I made this recipe for the first time just a couple of weeks ago and it was a huge hit at a little football party I went to. These are simple to make and soooo good. Men may propose marriage to you though, so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Oh my, look at this bad boy…screw kale chips. 😀
Is your mouth watering yet?
RECIPE: Game Day Sliders
1 pound ground beef
1 block (8 ounce) cheddar cheese
1 package, Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic power
1 package (12 count) mini hamburger/slider buns
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shred 1/2 block of the cheddar cheese (should yield about 1 cup). Slice the other half of the cheese block into 12 thin slices and wrap in saran wrap and put back in refrigerator.
2. In a medium sized bowl, thoroughly mix ground beef, 1 cup shredded cheese, onion soup mix, mayonnaise, and garlic powder.
3. Press/flatten hamburger into a 9×13 pan to form a thin layer (about 1/4 thick). Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
4. Remove from oven and cut hamburger into 12 squares with a pizza cutter or knife. Top with slices of cheese and then place on buns.
5. I individually wrapped the buns in foil and then baked another 10-15 minutes to melt the cheese. They worked perfect for the party because the foil kept them warm. However, to save time, you can just put the buns in a large pan and cover with foil and bake as well.
Serve with pickles (optional).
For a spicy alternative, substitute pepper jack cheese for the cheddar cheese and add one finely chopped jalapeno to the hamburger mixture. Mmmm. Sooo delicious.
1. If you want to save calories, you can skip the addition of the cheese slices. I happen to love cheese but they still taste wonderful without the cheese slices.
2. If you can’t find mini hamburger/slider buns, you can also use hot dog buns (cut in half or thirds), hawaiian rolls, or dinner rolls. If you use the rolls or cut the hot dog buns into thirds, they are smaller and will typically yield closer to 24 sliders so you will want to cut your hamburger into smaller pieces.