This is a fun Pampered Chef recipe that I made last night and everyone liked it, especially my hubby. Who can resist a cute little mini cheeseburger?! And even better they were super easy.
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 lbs 90% lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp salt
6 sliced American cheese (each slice cut in quarters to make 24 small squares)
8 hot dog buns
24 dill pickle slices
Preheat oven to 450. Mix together: onion, beef, parsley, garlic, and salt. Press beef evenly over the bottom of the stoneware jelly roll pan or another jelly roll pan/cookie sheet with sides that you have. Bake for 12 minutes or until beef is no longer pink.
While beef is cooking, separate hot dog buns at seams then trim off the ends and cut each bun into 3 equal pieces leaving the top and bottoms together. Set Aside.
When beef is cooked through remove pan from oven and with 2 spatulas remove the beef in one piece from the pan and place on a cutting board. Drain fat from pan and wipe pan clean with a paper towel (obviously be careful, that stoneware gets hot!). Cut beef into 24 equal squares (that 6 rows with 4 squares each) and place squares back onto pan. Place a pickle and piece of cheese on each patty, then put a top bun on each patty followed by the matching bottom bun so its a stack in this order: patty, pickle, cheese, top bun, matching bottom bun. Cover the whole pan with foil and put back in oven for 5 minutes (until cheese is melted). Place bottom buns on the bottom of the patties and you're ready to serve.
Each slider has 110 calories, 5 grams of fat (3 grams sat. fat), 22.5 mg cholesterol, 7.5 g carbs, and 8.5 g protein.
*This would also be a super easy way to make normal hamburgers, just cut the meat into bigger patties when it is cooked through and use normal hamburger buns in the place of the cut up hot dog buns. (Also a couple more pickles on each meat patty.)