Sunday, October 4, 2020

French Onion Beef Sliders

French Onion Beef Sliders

These sliders are a hearty take on a classic French onion soup. And they're great for filling hungry guests.


  • 24 sliding rolls
  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, divided
  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons beef base (like Better than Boullion), divided
  • 12 to 16 ounces of Gruy√®re or Swiss cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder


First, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly caramelized, about 25-30 minutes. If the onions start to look dry or burnt, add a tablespoon of water to the pot.

Then, in a large bowl, combine the ground beef with half the beef base and half the Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the beef to the skillet filled with onions. Increase the heat to medium-high and brown the beef, breaking it up and mixing it with the onions as you go. Once golden, drain the excess fat.

Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Separate the tops from the bottoms of the sliding buns. Firmly fit the buns from the bottom of the slider onto the baking sheet.

Distribute the beef and onion mixture evenly over the bottom buns. Garnish with Gruyere. Cover with the top buns.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter with the rest of the beef base. Stir in the rest of the Worcestershire sauce and continue to mix until well combined. Using a pastry brush, brush the beef butter mixture over the buns. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, thyme, onion powder and garlic powder.

Cook sliders until cheese is completely melted and tops of rolls are lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Happy Cooking Time.