Oven Baked Hamburger Sliders Recipe

When it comes to burgers, there are plenty of ways to serve them. If you're looking for something to feed a crowd, we have to say that sliders are the best way to do it. These bite-sized burgers are the perfect handheld food, and they'll fill you up without making you feel like you've overeaten. Pair the thin layer of ground beef with some finely chopped onions and a sweet Hawaiian roll, and this is bound to be your new favorite dish! 

Recipe developer Stephanie Rapone came up with this yummy recipe that aims to please. "This recipe is great when we just want to have a 'snack dinner' or for game day food," Rapone shares. "The sliders are so easy to make, and they don't require you to really babysit anything, so it's easy to have other yummy snacks cooking at the same time. We love to have snack foods on Friday movie nights."

Gather the ingredients for your oven baked hamburger sliders

Let's start by making a list and heading to the grocery store. The first thing you need to get is ground beef — pick up 1 ⅓ pounds. In addition, be sure to pick up a white or yellow onion. The recipe also calls for Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper. Double-check to see if you have these at home, as they are pretty standard items. 

Moving to the spice aisle, grab some garlic and onion powder. You'll also need Hawaiian rolls, which provide the perfect amount of sweetness to the recipe. In terms of condiments, you'll need ketchup and mayo. Finally, pick up some unsalted butter and brown sugar.

Preheat the oven and chop the onion

Since you'll need to use your oven for this recipe, go ahead and set the temperature to 350 F. This gives it plenty of time to heat up while you do the rest of the prep work.

Next, you can move on to the only slicing and dicing required. Just grab a cutting board and a sharp knife and finely chop the onion. You can either keep the onion on the cutting board until you need to use it, or you can transfer it into a bowl. 

Combine the beef, onion, and spices

For this step, you need to grab a 9x13-inch baking dish. Toss in the ground beef, followed by half of the minced onion. Set the other half of the onion aside. 

Then, add 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, as well as the kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Combine all of the ingredients well before pressing the beef mixture into an even layer at the bottom of the baking dish. 

Check to make sure your oven has fully preheated. If it has, pop the baking dish in and bake the meat for 20 minutes.

Make your butter and brown sugar sauce

While your ground beef bakes in the oven, grab your favorite saucepan and place it on a stove burner. Place the butter in the pan, allowing it to melt. Next, you can add the remaining minced onion. 

Reduce the heat to low and allow the onion and butter to simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Once the time is up, turn the heat off and add the remaining teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, followed by the brown sugar. Stir to combine thoroughly. Set the bowl aside — you'll need it shortly. 

Combine the ketchup and mayo

It's time to make the sauce that goes on the burgers. We like to call this "fancy sauce." Grab a small bowl and combine the ketchup and the mayonnaise. Mix the two together before setting the sauce to the side.  

By now, the meat should be finished cooking, so you can go ahead and remove it when the timer goes off. Drain the juices from the pan (be sure to discard them in the trash and not down your drain).

Using a spatula, gently remove the meat from the pan. Try to keep it from breaking apart as you set it on a plate. 

Slice the rolls

Grab your Hawaiian rolls and remove them from the packaging. Using a large serrated knife, slice them horizontally. This should create single layers of bun bottoms and bun tops. Place the bun bottoms in the same pan you used to cook the meat, then add the cooked meat on top. Spread about half of the "fancy sauce" on the underside of the top buns, then place the top buns over the meat.

Now, pour the butter mixture over the top of the buns and use a spoon or spatula to distribute it evenly.

Bake and enjoy

Now, cover the baking dish with an oven-safe lid or a layer of tin foil. Bake for about 10 minutes, then remove the foil from the top. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the tops of the buns are golden-brown.

Serve the burgers with the additional sauce for dunking. "These sliders are great on a big snack bar with your favorite dips, chips, and snack foods," Rapone shares.  

As for leftovers? "They are best enjoyed fresh, while the buns have the crisp outer layer and are still soft in the middle," Rapone says. "From a food safety perspective, they'll be fine for up to three days in the fridge." 

We hope these sliders hit the spot. 

Oven Baked Hamburger Sliders Recipe
5 from 26 ratings
When you need the perfect game day appetizer to satisfy a crowd, it's time to cook up a batch of these oven baked hamburger sliders They're easy and tasty!
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sliders on a plate
Total time: 50 minutes
  • 1 ⅓ pound ground beef
  • ½ white or yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire, divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 12 Hawaiian rolls
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Finely chop the onion.
  3. In a 9x13 baking dish, combine the ground beef, half the minced onion, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Press into an even layer in the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 20 min.
  4. While the meat is baking, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the rest of the minced onion. Reduce heat to low and allow it to simmer for 5-10 minutes. When ready, turn off the heat and add the remaining teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to the butter and onion, as well as the brown sugar. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  5. Combine the ketchup and mayonnaise in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Remove the meat and onion mixture from the oven, and drain off the juices. Gently take the meat out of the pan with a spatula.
  7. Using a large serrated knife, slice the Hawaiian rolls horizontally. Place the bottom half in the pan. Top with the cooked meat. Spread approximately half of the ketchup and mayo mixture on the underside of the top buns. Place the top buns over the meat mixture.
  8. Pour the butter mixture over the bun tops and use a spatula or spoon to distribute the sauce evenly.
  9. Cover the baking dish with an oven-safe lid or with tin foil. Bake for 10 min, then uncover and bake for 10-15 more minutes, until the buns are golden.
  10. Serve with the remaining sauce for dunking.
Calories per Serving 374
Total Fat 20.1 g
Saturated Fat 7.2 g
Trans Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 47.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 33.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Total Sugars 3.2 g
Sodium 431.5 mg
Protein 14.5 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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