Gameday Sliders

Gameday Sliders 1 Gameday Sliders 2


Hello again, everyone, and WAR EAGLE!  If you have no idea what that phrase means, you probably live outside of the South (and also are probably new to my blog). “War eagle” is the battle cry for my alma mater, Auburn University.  We say it as a greeting or a cheer at football games, weddings, grocery stores…basically anywhere you see a fellow fan.  This particular week, I am super fired up (even more than usual) about my beloved team!  Last week, we had a huge victory over Texas A&M and the seemingly unstoppable Johnny Manziel.  Now we are 6-1 and ranked #11 in the BCS!  WAR EAGLE!  I’m also super pumped because my awesome husband scored us some free tickets to tomorrow’s game.  It’s not a big game or anything, we are playing Florida Atlantic, but it’s my first game this season, and I can’t wait.

Whichever team you cheer for (or even if you don’t cheer for one), I hope you can enjoy these awesome gameday sliders soon!  I’ve had sliders before, and they are just small burgers.  Nothing special about them except they were miniature.  THESE, however, are special.  The recipe definitely uses a unique method for cooking and even some unexpected ingredients.  These are not just your typical burger patties from a grill, on a tiny bun.

The key ingredient is onion soup mix.  I know, I know, onion soup doesn’t exactly sound like the most appetizing burger ingredient, but TRUST ME.  You mix it in the beef, and when it cooks, it makes the burgers so moist and delicious! It’s also packed with flavor and makes it taste like there is gravy mixed into it.

Gameday Sliders

Yields: 12 sliders

Gameday Sliders


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 block (8 ounce) cheddar cheese
  • 1 package, Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 package (12 count) mini hamburger/slider buns (if you can't find these, you can use Hawaiian rolls or dinner rolls)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shred 1/2 block of the cheddar cheese (should yield about 1 cup). Slice the other half of the cheese block into 12 thin slices and wrap in saran wrap and put back in refrigerator.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, thoroughly mix ground beef, 1 cup shredded cheese, onion soup mix, mayonnaise, and garlic powder.
  3. Press/flatten meat into a well sprayed 9×13 pan to form a thin layer (about 1/4 thick). Bake for approximately 25 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Remove from oven (but leave oven on) and cut meat into 12 squares. Place on buns and top with slices of cheese.
  5. Put the sliders in a large, sprayed baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Source: Retro Dinner Diva


24 thoughts on “Gameday Sliders

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.