Homemade White Castle Sliders
Homemade White Castle Sliders
These Homemade White Castle Sliders are the perfect copycat of the iconic burger from the fast food chain. These are made with ground beef, onion soup mix, onions and the secret ingredients are peanut butter and milk. This all creates the perfect texture and flavors. Perfect for game day snacks or a fun party appetizer.
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Shaping Your Meat
While this is not the most pleasing picture, this is just to show you how I shape the meat so that when it is cooked, it shrinks to the shape of the dinner rolls so you can lay the cooked meat right on top of the base of the buns. I like to make two patties of meat so that I have 6 and 6 sliders to cut. When I bring these to parties I assemble them, wrap them in foil and then cut them when I arrive at the party.
Must Be Oniony
The flavor of these original sliders is VERY oniony. Therefore you use real onions, dried onions, Lipton onion soup mix and onion powder in this recipe. If you do not like onions, this recipe is not for you. This is an onion lovers only recipe.
Peanut Butter In The Mix
The most odd ingredient in this recipe is the peanut butter. This mixed with the milk, gives the meat the texture and flavor of the classic White Castle Sliders. If you are not familiar , White Castle is an iconic burger place in Chicago that is best known for late night eats. The burgers are on steamed buns with lots of onions and pickles. They are very small and you can easily eat three or four of them. The texture is unique in the burgers which is why you add this peanut butter and milk mixture. If you have a nut allergy I would think a nut free spread with a similar texture would be a good replacement, although I have not tried it. This trick with the peanut butter came RIGHT from a white castle cookbook I got in the late 1990’s. A good substitute for nut allergy people is this Chickpea Butter. A sunflower butter or even a Miso Paste. You would have to adjust the salt if using miso paste as it is salty.
- 1.5 lbs of ground beef, I used the leaner 80/20 mix
- 1 packet of Lipton onion soup mix
- 3 tablespoons of dried, minced onions
- 1 heaping tablespoon of creamy peanut butter (substitute for nut allergy in the post)
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 medium sweet onion, very finely minced
- 1 package of 12 dinner rolls
- hamburger dill slices
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, or to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon of celery salt, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- 6 to 8 Kraft or Velveeta american cheese slices
- In a bowl add your peanut butter and milk and whisk until smooth
- In a larger bowl, add your beef, your dried onion, your Lipton soup mix, salt and pepper, a tiny splash of pickle juice, about 1/2 tablespoon, then and your peanut butter milk mixture.
- Mix the meat well, but do not overmix. Just make sure everything is combines.
- Heat your oven to 375 degrees, cover a cookie sheet that had edges, with foil, spread half your onions on the bottom of the cookie sheet.
- Divide your meat into two portions, then place that on top of the onions and flatten it out into a rectangle shap as even and flat as you can. You want to make sure the meat is flattened to the shape of 6 of the dinners rolls because you are going to place the sheet of meat on top of the buns before cutting. You also want to make sure to flatten the meat so that it is slughtly larger than the size of 6 attached buns because it will shrink when baking. (picture of this in post)
- After you flatten the meat, top the two sheets of the meat with the rest of the finely minced onions.
- Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Then uncover and bake for 10 more minutes.
- Take out of oven, reduce oven to 325 degrees, cover with the cheese then some pickle slices and just the top lids of the buns and bake until the cheese is melted. About 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and place the meat and lids of buns on the base of the buns. Then cut into single sliders.
- These are great with spicy brown mustard.
Beef and Cheddar Sliders
If you love a good slider recipe, these copycat Arby’s Beef and Cheddar sliders are always a hit. You can get this recipe by CLICKING HERE.