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Classic Cheeseburger Sliders

Classic Burger Recipe - PhotoNothing beats a burger on a hot summer day! These classic cheeseburger sliders comes together with 5 ingredients, cooks up really fast and is sure hit with kids and adults.  We love to have fun with a topping bar for everyone to get creative and add their own personal twist and preferences.  I made ours in 12 slider (mini) size burgers, but feel free to make them any size you want!  And if you don’t have a grill or you were planning on making these and its raining these can also be made in a skillet!  

Cheese Burger Slider Bar - Photo

Classic Cheeseburger Sliders Topping Bar Ideas:

  • 6 -12 buns or mini slider buns or rolls (I love the ones from Trader Joes)
  • 12 pieces of American, Cheddar, Muenster….
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Smash Avocado liked by the boys in our family
  • Bacon or Turkey Bacon
  • Caramelized Onions 
  • Ketchup 
  • Mustard 
  • Tahini Sauce  
  • Mayo
  • Other fun sauces: Aiolis, Cilantro Sauce, Herb Aiolis, Pesto, Chimmichurri…..

I love the flexibility of the topping bar because I find adults love to pile on fun toppings while kids enjoy them mostly on the side.  Also, I don’t know about your family, but everyone has different preferences and this allows them to choose their favorites!

Cheeseburger Sliders - Photo

Cheeseburger Sliders - Photo

Classic Cheeseburger Sliders

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Servings:12 Sliders
Course:Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword:5 Ingredients, 5 Ingredients or less, BBQ, Burgers, Gluten Free, Summer



  • 2 lbs extra lean beef chop meat or turkey chop or a combination
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil if you use full fat beef you can omit

Optional Toppings

  • 6-12 Buns or Rolls
  • Cheese (american, cheddar, muenster...)
  • Pickles
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Bacon or Turkey Bacon
  • Carmelized Onions
  • Condiments Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo
  • Sauces Tahini, Pesto, Aioli, Chimmichurri


Burger Patties

  • Mix together the chop meat, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), olive oil, salt and garlic powder in a medium bowl
  • If you are making sliders (mini burgers), using 1/3 cup measure out 12 burgers and form patties. If you are making larger burgers, divide your meat into 6-8 even patties.

On the Grill:

  • Preheat grill to medium to high heat (about 500)
  • Place burgers on preheated grill and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side and then flip and add cheese and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (if making larger burgers it may be about 4-5 minutes per side).
  • Place in buns and serve with your favorite toppings

In the Skillet:

  • Heat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 minutes or until seared. Turn patties over; top each with 1 piece of cheese. Cover and cook 2 additional minutes or until beef is done (reaches an internal temperature of 165) and cheese melts.
  • Place in buns and serve with your favorite toppings
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