Copycat White Castle Sliders

Copycat White Castle Sliders that taste so authentic you'll be looking around for Harold and Kumar.

I’ve only had White Castle sliders once but I can tell you that if I lived in the USA instead of Canada, I’d be eating them all the time!  For those like me, who love them but can’t just go to a local drive thru to get them, here is my amazing copycat recipe that tastes just like real White Castle Sliders!  Honestly, they taste so authentic you’ll be looking around for Harold and Kumar.  Enjoy!

Copycat White Castle Sliders

INGREDIENTS
2 pkgs Dinner Rolls (16 rolls)
1 lb Ground Chuck
2 1/3 cup Beef Broth
1 cup Dried Minced Onions
8 American (Processed) Cheese Slices (optional)
16 Hamburger Dills
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper

DIRECTIONS
Line a 10×15 pan with parchment paper.
Mix ground chuck, 2/3 cup beef broth and salt and pepper together until mixture is easily spreadable.
Gently press and spread meat mixture into prepared pan until you form a thin even layer.

Copycat White Castle Sliders

Using a knife, score each into 16 equal rectangles.
Use your finger to make 5 holes in each patty.
Place in freezer for at least 1 hour.
Remove frozen patties on parchment paper.

Copycat White Castle Sliders

Preheat oven to 450.
Pour remaining beef broth (1 2/3 cup) into a baking sheet and spread minced onions over entire bottom of pan.
Allow to sit for 5 – 10 minutes.
Cut all dinner rolls in half to make buns.

Copycat White Castle Sliders

Place frozen beef on top of onion mixture.
Place in oven for 10 minutes to allow burgers to steam cook (until they turn brown).

Copycat White Castle Sliders

Remove and place cheese on each patty (if you are making cheese sliders).
Top each with a bun top and return to oven for 3 minutes.
Top each bun bottom with a dill pickle
Use a spatula to pick up each slider half and place on bun bottom.

Copycat White Castle Sliders

Copycat White Castle Sliders

4.67 from 9 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pkgs Dinner Rolls 16 rolls
  • 1 lb Ground Chuck
  • 2 1/3 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Dried Minced Onions
  • 8 American Cheese Slices optional
  • 16 Hamburger Dills
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Line a 10x15 pan with parchment paper.
  • Mix ground chuck, 2/3 cup beef broth and salt and pepper together until mixture is easily spreadable.
  • Gently press and spread meat mixture into prepared pan until you form a thin even layer.
  • Using a knife, score each into 16 equal rectangles.
  • Use your finger to make 5 holes in each patty.
  • Place in freezer for at least 1 hour.
  • Remove frozen patties on parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Pour remaining beef broth (1 2/3 cup) into a baking sheet and spread minced onions over entire bottom of pan.
  • Allow to sit for 5 - 10 minutes.
  • Cut all dinner rolls in half to make buns.
  • Place frozen beef on top of onion mixture.
  • Place in oven for 10 minutes to allow burgers to steam cook (until they turn brown).
  • Remove and place cheese on each patty (if you are making cheese sliders).
  • Top each with a bun top and return to oven for 3 minutes.
  • Top each bun bottom with a dill pickle
  • Use a spatula to pick up each slider half and place on bun bottom.

 Copycat White Castle Sliders that taste so authentic you'll be looking around for Harold and Kumar.

 

 

27 thoughts on “Copycat White Castle Sliders

  1. 4 stars
    The whole family enjoyed these! I had ciabatta rolls, so I divided the meat mixture into eight portions and proceeded with the recipe. I used part fresh onions, and think I will use all fresh onions next time (not sure if extra beef broth would be necessary in that instance). Thanks for the inspiration! Oh, and if you do

    1. 5 stars
      fresh onions: these sound ok to use if that is what your family enjoys. however, white castle DOES use the dehydrated onions, which is what gives them their unique flavor.

  2. PS – Oops, sorry about the unfinished sentence in the previous comment! I started to say if you have frozen beef, you can grind it in your food processor, which is what I did.

  3. These are extremely close to “real” White Castles. Very tasty, in fact, my husband and son said they were better!

  4. My first job, many years ago, was in the White Castle home office, so I do know a bit about how what they now call “sliders” are made (we just called them “castles” back then). Your recipe looks and sounds awesome! Since we no longer live near a White Castle, you can be sure that I’ll be trying the recipe very soon. So glad I found this!

  5. 5 stars
    I clicked to get the whole recipe then did a simple copy & paste onto my Pages. I didn’t want the pics but the c&p worked just fine. Just like the recipe. Great with a beer, eh? v

    1. At the bottom of the post is a recipe card with a print button. It will print with only the recipe, not the full post and images.

  6. 5 stars
    Living on the west coast I miss fresh White Castles from my home town in Ohio. (I remember, as a kid, going to the 1st and original White Castle in Columbus). I’ve tried the frozen ones from the grocery store, but they don’t taste the same.
    Will definitely try this recipe. Thanks.

    1. 5 stars
      What I’ve found, if you don’t want to make them from scratch ( I plan on trying this recipe anyway!) is to steam the frozed white castles. It’s extra time but they taste better than just putting them in the microwave.

  7. 5 stars
    Are they similar to Krystal’s burgers? I know I’d have to add a little dollop of mustard for them to be like the typical Krystal burger and the entire bun (both parts) needs to be steamed, I think in the onion mixture somehow because I remember the inner part of the bun, just a thin layer next to the onions, cheese, and burger, etc… that thin layer of the upper and lower buns are a little moist and nummy. I usually LOATHE wet/moist/squishy bread…. but this is just a teeny bit and it’s so flavorful due to being steamed in the onion and beef mixture… and the bun lids are so soft!

    I always loved Krystal;s more than White Castle. I’d never actually heard of W.C. til I moved up here to Maine. I so love it up here but they need to bring my beloved Krystal’s up here!! *laugh*

      1. Krystal burgers are nasty….. Lol
        I grew up on white castle in Chicago, moved down south and tried a Krystal burger and they are no where near the same.

        I am going to try this recipe….. I Miss White Castle……

  8. This is a perfect recipe it really does have the White Castle taste and texture. I did some with the extra bun and burger and they were the bomb.I added some mustard. Thank you for sharing . I will make these often!!!

  9. 5 stars
    I love love love this recipe! It was as if I pulled through the drive thru and brought them home! I made them the day the Cubs won the World Series!!! Recipe is perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing!

  10. Just finished making these. Super delicious, pretty close to the real thing!
    Findings:
    Regular dinner rolls tasted better than the Hawaiian savory butter rolls(we live in Hawaii).
    The holes in the meat seem nessecary for steaming.
    It seemed to work better with a 12 pack of rolls for the cookie sheet called for in this recipe. Also, throwing the cheese and bun tops on top of the meat as well as the bottoms no another sheet(mine already had broth and onions from the first batch) in the oven and the same time and them pulling them all after 3 minutes and then cutting to the bun size. Made the bottoms warm and a tad soggy like it came out of a cardboard carton(restaurant classic)

    Thanks for the recipe!!

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