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White Castle Slider

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White Castle Slider
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We're certainly not the first to try to replicate this recipe, but we think we've come pretty close — and closer than others — to nailing it.

Ready in
20 m
10 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1/4 Pound ground chuck
  • 1/4 Pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Cup finely diced onions
  • 6 dill pickle slices
  • 6 square dinner rolls


In a medium sized bowl, mix together the beef and chuck, carefully so that you do not overmix the meat.

On a clean surface or a cutting board, lay out 1 sheet of parchment paper.

Place the beef in the center and top with another sheet of parchment paper.

Roll out the beef until very thin, about ¼-inch thick, into a rough rectangle that is about 7-by-10-inches.

Trim the edges of the square and use the scraps to pat into a neat rectangle that is 6-by-9-inches.

Season the hamburger square generously with salt and pepper.

Using a spatula, cut six 3-by-3-inch patties out of the square.  

Using a straw, poke 5 holes in each patty, one near each corner and one in the center.

In a 12-inch skillet, melt the butter.

Add the diced onion, season lightly with salt, and sauté in the butter for 1-2 minutes until it begins to sweat.

Spread the onions evenly along the bottom of the pan so that the bottom of the pan is covered.

Turn the heat to medium-low, and top the bed of onions with the patties, 4 at a time, seasoning side down.

Allow the onions to "steam" the patties.

Cover and cook the patties until they are no longer pink and cooked through, about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, dampen a kitchen towel and wrap the 6 buns in it.

Place in the microwave for 10-20 seconds to steam the buns.

To assemble the burgers, take each patty with no more than 1 tablespoon of the cooked onions and place on the bottom ½ of the bun, onion side up.

Top with 1 pickle slice and the top ½ of the bun.

Serve with ketchup, if desired.