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Simple Skillet Sliders

By The GreenPan Kitchen Team

Whoever said "bigger is better" obviously dropped the ball on sliders! Serve our crowd-pleasing mini burgers with a DIY toppings bar so everyone can customize their flavors—and have plenty of room on the plate for other tasty game day appetizers.

Simple Skillet Sliders

Yields: 12 sliders

Time: 15 minutes prep, 15 minutes cooking, 30 minutes total



For the burger sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup or chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow or Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


For the sliders

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 12 slider buns


For toppings

  • Burger sauce
  • Crispy bacon
  • Sliced cheese (Cheddar, Swiss, American, or Colby)
  • Dill pickles
  • Sliced red onions
  • Caramelized onions
  • Romaine or bibb lettuce cut into smaller pieces
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayo



  1. Make the sauce—In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, hot sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and garlic powder. Stash bowl in fridge until ready to serve.
  1. Mix the burgers—In a large bowl, add ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix by hand just until everything is evenly incorporated. Don’t overmix or burgers will be tough.
  1. Shape the sliders—Divide meat into 12 portions and form each into a small, round patty. Press a small dent in the middle of each with your thumb.
  1. Cook the sliders—Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, place patties dimple side up in skillet. Cook until the underside is nicely browned—about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is browned but middle is still slightly pink, another 3 minutes or so. Transfer to a platter, tent with foil, and let rest for a few minutes before serving.
  1. Prep the toppings bar—While the burgers are cooking and cooling, set out buns and toppings on a countertop, table, or buffet so guests can serve themselves. Don’t forget plenty of napkins!



Make an Impression—Burgers shrink while cooking, so we recommend making dimples in patties with your thumb to help them retain their shape. Plus, it’s fun to do!

Goodbye, Soggy Buns! Give burgers a little time on the sidelines after cooking so the juices can redistribute throughout the patty.

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