Who isn’t obsessed with miniature food? Tiny tacos, minuscule chicken and waffles, bite-size individual cheesecakes, small hotdogs, mini cheeseburgers… Tiny food is everywhere! In addition to being petite and adorable, the small-sized version of these classic comfort foods leave plenty of stomach space available. That means you’re able to try some of everything, which is always a good thing.
Mini burgers are a personal favorite. Some people refer to mini burgers as sliders but this isn’t always correct. Mini sandwiches and sliders are very different… In the world of hamburgers, a slider is a very specific term. A slider refers to a small hamburger that is cooked on a griddle with onions. After you flip the burger, you place the roll on top of the meat and onions, letting it steam and absorb the delicious burger/onion flavor. They are topped with American cheese and pickles. That’s it. No chicken, pork or fish. No burgers topped with bacon and fancy cheese. These are small, basic burgers with no additional toppings, aside from the cheese and pickles. Simple and tasty.
Out of principle, I can’t call these mini burgers sliders. Though, in reality, they’re pretty much the same. The only things I altered were adding lettuce and instead of cooking the onions with the meat, I topped the burger with raw ones after cooking. I also added mustard because I’m pretty much addicted to it and must have it on every burger I eat.
Not only was this the cutest little meal, it tasted great! Even though the patty is small, cooking it rapidly over high heat leaves the burger juicy and full of flavor. The crisp, cool crunch from the lettuce and pickles gives great texture and the American cheese is a classic addition. The homemade mini burger rolls really make this meal shine. Fresh rolls always elevate any sandwich to a entirely different level. I like making fresh cut fries to serve with these… Few things go better with a burger than fries.
These are perfect for parties or to change up your family burger night. Let me know how they turn out!