Grilling burgers is one of our favorite summertime activities, but why should we limit ourselves to just one season to enjoy one of our favorite foods?! We did a little thinking and came up with a great way to enjoy that cheeseburger goodness year-round, that serves a crowd and doesn’t leave people lining up, waiting for their burger to finish cooking…. The best part is, we can bake these little gems up as a big batch casserole, making them one of the easiest and tastiest ways to enjoy a cheeseburger! These little sliders are loaded with flavor, smothered in melty cheese, and topped with a glaze that is truly mouthwatering. Kids and adults alike will rave about this dish, which is always a win-win in our book!
45 minutes to prepare serves 6
- 1 pound ground beef
- 12 dinner rolls
- 12 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 white onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- sesame seeds, garnish
- Preheat oven to 350º F and lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add ground beef. Let beef brown without moving it for 3 minutes, then flip and continue to brown.
- Add onion and garlic, and season with Worcestershire sauce, cumin, mustard powder, salt, pepper, and paprika, stirring to combine. Cook until onions are tender and beef is cooked through.
- Drain fat, then stir in tomatoes until combined.
- Cut dinner rolls in half horizontally and place bottoms of rolls inside greased baking dish.
- Spread beef and onion mixture evenly over the rolls, then top with cheese slices.
- Place tops of buns over the cheese.
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard until smooth.
- Brush mixture over the tops of rolls and sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.
- Place baking dish in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until buns are golden brown and cheese is bubbly.
Recipe adapted from Kevin And Amanda