If you love White Castle sliders, then you will love this recipe! And, if you’ve never had a White Castle before (I can’t even imagine that, but I guess it’s possible), don’t worry, you’re still going to love it! This recipe is so much easier than it sounds, and is sure to be a hit with your family or at your next get together!!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground venison (can use other game meat or ground beef)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth, divided
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • Hamburger pickles

Slider buns (can use dinner rolls- Sara Lee, Kings Hawaiian, etc…)

(You will need parchment paper and a 17”x11” pan)

 

Directions

Place ground venison in medium mixing bowl. Add salt, pepper, and ½ cup beef broth; mix thoroughly with hands. Turn meat out onto parchment paper lined baking pan. venison slidersUsing hands, gently press or pat meat until pan is completely covered. (Meat may tear during process; simply work meat with hands to even out cover any holes that develop). TIP: A rolling pin can also be used to spread meat in pan; however, I find it easier to just use my hands.

Once the meat covers the entire pan, it is time to score the meat. Using a knife (a butter knife will work fine), score the meat into 12 sections (3 vertical lines, and 2 horizontal for a total of 12 sliders). Next, using a straw, make 5 holes in each slider. TIP: In order to do this, just place the edge of the straw on venison slidermeat and using a circular motion, form a hole in the meat).

Now, place the pan in the freezer for a minimum of 1 hour. The burgers are ready when the parchment paper will easily peel off without tearing the meat. (However, do not remove parchment paper until you are ready to cook).

Alright, ready to cook those sliders?

Preheat oven to 450°. Using the parchment paper, lift the meat out of the pan and set aside. Spread onions on bottom of pan and then pour remaining 1 cup of broth over onions, making sure it is spread evenly across pan. TIP: For easier clean up, line pan with foil first. Turn meat over onto the onion/broth mixture, parchment paper side up. Remove paper and place in preheated oven. Bake 15 minutes (burgers will shrink considerably during this process); do not open oven door, as you do not want to let the steam out of the oven.

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Next, remove from oven and cover meat with cheese slices and pickles. (Don’t worry if cheese does not cover meat completely; it will spread over meat during second round in oven). Now, place top bun on sliders and return to oven for an additional 5 minutes.

After removing from oven, use a spatula to separate meat and scoop sliders and onion onto bottom bun. And, now for the best part, eat and enjoy!!!

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