Yes, these are really the BEST Cheeseburger Sliders (and coincidentally a Krystal / White Castle burger copycat which we modified from this recipe). Plus, they are super easy to make and total crowd-pleasers, which makes them perfect for the Super Bowl this weekend. These slider-sized burgers are perfect for eating just one or two while you enjoy some of your other favorite foods (which we hope includes some vegetables or fruits – see some good suggestions below).
We admit, these aren’t necessarily super healthy, but making your own certainly has its advantages. We used 95% lean ground beef which definitely helps cut down on the fat content. And while the sweet Hawaiian rolls are so good with these, you could always use a whole wheat dinner roll or slider bun instead. You’ll notice that these are sodium bombs and that is largely due to the onion soup mix used in the mix. To cut down on the amount of sodium, you can make your own very easily with this recipe for dry onion soup mix.
There is a secret ingredient in these burgers, and that is peanut butter! It really adds a depth of flavor I would not have guessed. So make sure if you are feeding these to a crowd that everyone knows it contains a peanut product in case of allergies as they would probably not guess otherwise.
We received some free samples of Cabot Cheese, which we used for the burgers. Their Farmhouse Reserve and White Oak Cheddar are my favorites. I also love their flavored cheddars like the Chipotle, Pepper Jack and Habanero, which would be awesome for a super spicy kick on these Cheeseburger Sliders. Alas, Lesley wouldn’t let me do it as her family are spice wimps!