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The Blue & Gray Press | May 21, 2018

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Res Hall Recipe: Tailgating sliders

Matt Jacobs/Flickr

Matt Jacobs/Flickr


With homecoming right around the corner, the hope of being at the hottest spot at the tailgating party is at an all-time high. This recipe for game-day sliders is an easy go-to meal that will serve at least 12 people and allow for some unique flavors to stand out.

I am a girl who loves to spend hours in the kitchen cooking. I thought of my absolute favorite meal, and that would have to be the classic cheeseburger. Upon looking through recipes, I came across this one that will serve the most amount of people.

To spice up the little burger, you can add dill pickle slices and ketchup. An alternative addition is to add a thin layer of mayonnaise to each burger to give it a tangy twist. It takes only five minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook – leaving you with plenty of mini-burgers to take to the party.


2 pounds, 93% lean ground sirloin

1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

3/4 cup chopped onions

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 package of buns

6 slices cheddar or American cheese


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  1. In a bowl, combine beef, breadcrumbs, onion and salt.
  1. Gently press mixture into a 9×13 inch pan so that it makes one large patty of even thickness. Use a fork to poke holes throughout the meat. Bake for 30 minutes.
  1. As it bakes, the meat will shrink away from the sides and liquid will accumulate around the edges of pan. When fully cooked, remove the pan from oven (keep oven turned on) and carefully drain off the liquid.
  1. Top the meat with an even layer of sliced cheese; return pan to oven for about two minutes or until the cheese melts. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  1. Cut into 2-inch squares (or the size of the buns used)
  1. Prepare burgers however you desire