Beef Sliders


A real-deal beef slider isn't just a tiny hamburger, which is what you get at the vast majority of restaurants. To be authentic, it has to be steamed over a bed of onions, bread, and all. You can change up the toppings, but I love them best with the traditional pickles and onions.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
6 sliders


  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce

  • 1 tablespoon pickle juice

  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 tablespoon hamburger seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 slices American cheese

  • 1 dill pickle, sliced

  • 6 slider rolls, halved


  1. Mix mayonnaise, Sriracha, pickle juice, mustard, garlic powder, sugar, and salt together in a bowl for comeback sauce. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Set aside 6 teaspoons for sliders; refrigerate remaining sauce for another use.

  2. Coat the bottom of a deep pan with a thin layer of oil. Heat over medium heat. Add onion in about a 1/2-inch layer across the whole pan. Cover and let cook until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, stir, and re-cover.

  3. While onion is cooking, combine beef, seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Shape into 6 small patties.

  4. Toss onion around the pan so as not to burn one side. Place patties over the bed of onion and cover the pan. Cook for 2 minutes.

  5. Flip burgers. Place 1/2 a slice of American cheese on top of each burger and several pickle slices on the cheese. Place both halves of buns stacked face-down on top of each burger. The top bun should be the one touching the cheese and pickles. Cover to steam the buns and cook burgers until no longer pink in the centers, 3 to 5 minutes more.

  6. Remove the buns and burgers from the pan. Spread comeback sauce on the bottom half of each bun, then load some onions onto it. Place burger and top bun on top. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of comeback sauce. The actual amount of sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

829 Calories
51g Fat
51g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 829
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 2179mg 95%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 301mg 23%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 562mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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