Classic Slider Recipe for Hungry Little Tummies

Classic Sliders, perfect for little hands but I can assure you the adults won’t be able to wait to get their hand on these too.

You will need

  • 240g ground beef mince
  • 6 slices American sharp cheddar
  • Iceburg lettuce
  • 3 ripe tomatoes
  • 6 slider buns or mini burger buns
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g american/yellow mustard
  • 1 jar burger chip pickles
  • 2 yellow or white onions
  • Dash of white wine vinegar
  • 1tbsp brown sugar
  • table salt and coarse black pepper



1. Portion ground beef into 40g balls and flatten into 2 inch circles.

2. Season patties with salt and pepper and heat pan until smoking.

3. Add a little oil and gently place patties on the pan. Flatten them to ensure the surface cooks evenly.

4. Cook for 1 minute then turn them over.

5. While still in the pan, place a cheese slice over each patty and cover to melt the cheese.

6. Cook for another 1 minute until done.

Sautéed onions

1. Coarsely slice onions with the grain.

2. Heat the frying pan to medium heat and slowly sauté the onions for about 15-20 minutes.

3. When the onions are translucent and limp, add a dash of white wine vinegar and brown sugar.

4. Once the sugar has melted and the vinegar evaporated, take the onions off the heat and set aside.

Slider buns

1. Slice slider bun into half horizontally and butter both sides.

2. Place on the griddle or frying pan and toast on low heat until golden brown then remove from heat.

Assembling the slider

1. Squeeze yellow mustard on both sides of the bun.

2. On the bottom bun, lay a piece of lettuce, one large tomato slice and 2 or 3 burger chip pickles.

3. Place the patty on top of the vegetables.

4. Scoop a spoonful of sautéed onion on top of the patty.

5. Cover with the top bun and serve.

Makes 6 classic sliders

• Onions need to cook at a low temperature to coax the sweetness out of them.
• For the ground beef mince, use a mix of rump, chuck for texture and a ratio of 30% fat.
• If you can’t find slider buns, you can order them a day in advance from Indian Muslim Bakery & Confectionery, 124 Onan Road, T: 6345 4271

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Sarah is Chef and owner at Carvers & Co and Wolf Burgers. See our write up on Carvers & Co with burgers to die for here.


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