These small hamburgers got their name from Navy sailors in the 1940s. Referring to their greasiness, the burgers were said to slide down. The mini hamburgers first arrived in the United States, however, through the White Castle hamburger chain, which was founded in 1921. Today, sliders are a popular and fun food to eat and include various ingredients.
Recipe Servings: 6
- 12 king’s hawaiian dinner rolls, sliced in half
- 1 Tbsp mayonnaise (optional)
- Deli ham, as needed
- Thinly sliced Swiss cheese, as needed
- ¾ cup melted butter
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
- ¾ tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp dried minced onion or ½ tsp granulated onion (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare a 9 x 9-inch baking dish, lining with parchment or aluminum foil.
- Layer the bottom halves of the rolls in the baking dish.
- Spread the mayonnaise over all, then layer the ham slices on each of the rolls.
- Top each roll with a piece of sliced cheese and, if desired, another layer of ham.
- Place the tops of the rolls over each to complete the sliders.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter.
- Remove from heat, then add brown sugar, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce, and onion. Mix well to combine.
- Brush or pour this mixture over the sliders.
- Bake for 12–15 minutes, until the rolls are lightly browned and the cheese is melted.
- Cut apart individual sliders with a serrated knife before serving.
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