Cheeseburger Sliders

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

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Cheeseburger Sliders

2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1 medium onion, finely diced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

24 soft dinner rolls

12 American cheese slices

Dice onion and scatter evenly on an 18x13 baking sheet* (or two standard-size cookie sheets).

Spread ground beef evenly on top of onions, pressing down firmly until the meat reaches the edges of the pan and is evenly distributed (a rolling pin works beautifully for this). Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes**. Remove from oven and immediately top with American cheese slices.

Using a serrated knife, slice rolls in half then broil (cut side up) in the oven until toasted.

Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut burgers into 24 squares. Place one burger square into each roll and serve with traditional condiments. I like mine best with dill pickle slices, ketchup and mustard.

*The measurement etched on the pan reads "18x13" though it physically measures larger.  If you're shopping for a pan, look for a manufacturer's measurement of  "18x13". Mine is made by Baker's Secret.

**If your ground beef puts out a lot of liquid, remove the pan from the oven about half way through the cooking time and pour the liquid off to keep the meat from "boiling" in the pan. Keeping the pan dry will help the meat get a nice "seared" flavor.

You can easily cut this recipe in half.  I usually don’t because you can wrap the leftovers in individual serving sizes with plastic wrap, pop them in the freezer and rock out White Castle-ish burgers in a snap for little snackers.  Plus the rolls come in packs of 24 and that just seems like slider destiny.