Use This Oven Hack To Bake Burger Sliders For a Crowd!
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These burger sliders are the perfect summer delight!
Here’s an easy way to make burger sliders for a crowd as a frugal dinner idea! 🍔
Instead of making tiny individual burger patties on the grill, try a clever hack for serving up hamburger sliders at your next party using a pan and then cut them after baking!
It’s such a tasty and budget-friendly idea that’s super easy to throw together and bake in the oven for a simple dinner or fun game-day appetizer. Feel free to season the ground beef to your liking, as well as add desired cheese and toppings.
I’ve had people ask,“Does baking the beef give it a weird texture?” Honestly, no it doesn’t! It’s more like meatloaf, but it’s still just as tasty!
Tips for making hamburger sliders for a crowd:
- This recipe makes about 12 two-inch-sized square beef sliders, and King’s Hawaiian brand rolls fit perfectly. I doubled this recipe and made two pans to serve about twelve people. On one batch I added sliced cheese to the top and melted it for a few minutes in the oven.
- As far as what pans to use, I baked my sliders in two 9×11-sized casserole pans and then transferred them both to one large baking sheet pan to cut and serve.
- You can assemble each slider and serve them on a platter, or set up a buffet and let people add their own burger fixings.
Oven Baked Burger Sliders
yield: 12 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 25 MINUTES
Skip the grill and bake your sliders in the oven for a delicious and easy way to feed a crowd!
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (I used 90/10)
- 1/2 an onion, chopped
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 6 slices of cheddar cheese
- 12 mini buns, such as King's Hawaiian Rolls
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix ground beef with onion, egg, garlic powder, Worcestershire, salt & pepper.
Press evenly into one layer in a 9"x11" baking dish and bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 9-10 minutes until browned and no longer pink in the middle.
Remove any grease from the pan, if there's any. Cut the burgers into 12 two-inch squares. If desired, cut cheese slices in half or quarters, and place a piece of cheese on each slider. Put back in the oven for a minute to melt.
Compile each slider or serve a pan with rolls on the side for everyone to compile their own sliders with toppings and condiments. Enjoy!
These sheet pan burger sliders are a great crowd-pleasing idea!
We first saw this smart hack on FoodNetwork.com and tested out a version at one of our Hip2Save team retreats, and this meal was so easy and GOOD! I made an assembly line with the sliders, Hawaiian rolls, some simple roasted sweet potato fries, and a salad — everyone enjoyed it!
This would be such a great football game day party food and awesome for family gatherings! Be sure to check out these simple baked ham and cheese sliders that come out delicious too.
Here’s what my teammate Jenna thought of these easy burger sliders:
“Oh wow, what a cool recipe this is! My daughter was having a few friends over for a start-of-summer sleepover and these were the perfect entrée for a room full of teens watching a scary movie. They were so easy to throw together and fun! The kids all loved them and so did I, so I will absolutely be making these again!”
These sound yummy & easy! I will try them this Saturday. Costco sells the Hawaiian buns for only $4.99 for Two – 16 pack rolls. Great price, and where I buy them regularly to make baked ham & cheese sandwiches for parties or tailgates.
Great idea! Yes we love the ham and cheese sandwiches also! Yum
Yes, this is definitely a great idea! 👍
I did this for a Boy Scout pack meeting and all the parents were asking how long it took and I laughed and said hardly ten minutes total (except for the baking part)
Great idea! Love this idea for a scout dinner.
Hey I kinda did that tonight! Well I flatten out my hamburger in a freezer ziploc bag and then freeze. I didn’t want to deal with reshaping so tonight I just ripped the ziploc sides and put hamburger square in the electric skillet.
I’m getting married next fall and we are potlucking instead of catering. LIFESAVER idea
You’re so cheap Jamie😂😂😂
I hope that wasn’t intended that way it sounded.
Maybe that’s said as a compliment in her circle
Great idea! And congrats!
Such a smart idea! You will save so much money and I am sure you will have tons of offers to help from family and friends! Congrats and best wishes for your new life together!!!
I think it’s a great idea. Weddings should be individualized to the person having them. We are all in different situations and her family may have come up with this solution as as alternative to pricey catered food. Who ever decided there were” rules “for weddings anyway??
I agree! Thanks Jennifer. She’s smart!
Congrats Jamie. We got married at the courthouse and didn’t even have a party. You do what works best for you and at the end of the day, all that matters is your marriage and that you had a great time! 🙂
Great idea! I went to a potluck wedding and it felt like a real family celebration with everyone bringing something and sharing.
Yum! How do make the simple roasted sweet potato fries?
I cut them up into longer, thin slices. Then coated with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Baked on a sheet pan for about 20-30 minutes in the oven at 375 until tender. They were easy and so good!
Do you think this would work with ground turkey? And how could I adjust to use just one lb of meat? Thanks so much for an easy diner idea.
Sure I think a smaller turkey version would be yummy. Let us know if you tried it. Thanks!
What’s the egg for? Just curious, because I don’t put egg in when I fry or grill burgers. Thanks!
It’s just to bind meat together but I’m sure you could skip it if desired. The original idea had breadcrumbs and we didn’t have any – it was fine without.
This meets all my favorite criteria! Fast, easy and cheap. And sounds yummy! Thank you!
Thank you so much for sharing!! I love this site. Do you have the recipe for the ham and cheese sliders?
Hi there! You can check out the Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe here: https://hip2save.com/recipes/easy-baked-ham-cheese-party-sliders/
I do sweet potato fries or sliced crisps in the air fryer, with a spritz of oil, comes out great! You can add whatever seasoning you like but I just add a touch of honey sometimes after they’re done.. or not, either way they’re good 🙂
Yum! I’d love to try an air fryer
We have done this for kids parties and they work out great!
Great! Thanks for sharing 😀
What happens with the edges, wouldn’t these end up like brownies where the outer edges become closer to well done with middle being medium rare? I guess if your not concerned about consistency this could be ok.
No it was actually pretty consistent. Kind of like a thinner meatloaf.
Could you bake this on stoneware? I only have a stone PC baking sheet
Ya if it has a rim around it to catch any liquid, I feel like would work.
So fabulous I’ve been doing this for years now for group/team meals!
Thats so awesome! Thanks for sharing.
I do this with sausage to make and freeze breakfast sandwiches. It does save a lot of time and mess!
Wow so smart! Thanks Emily for sharing!
I am going to share this with my granddaughter. My brothers won’t eat sliders. they want a real burger they tell me not a sample burger. LOL
Oh haha – thanks for sharing this idea!
I love the copycat White Castle recipe. Similar idea but uses a splash of milk and a little peanut butter mixed in with the meat. Sounds weird but it’s so good!
Really?! Wow so interesting I will check that out!
Taste is good but prep is annoying. I won’t make again. Easier to make them as loose meat sliders.