Kim from Maryland said:
Posted: 12/11/2009 1:42:30 PM
I love these sliders, and I'm making a double batch for New Years!
I cut the breadsticks into thirds, as someone suggested, and it worked perfectly. The burgers are rectangles in the picture, and when you make them. You'll get 36 adorable buns that are easy to slice open with a sharp serrated knife (a bread knife). Not sure how people went wrong with the buns. Let them cool a bit, them cut em open when they're cool enough to touch. I cut them almost all the way through, to keep the tops and bottoms together, then opened them all the way when the burgers went in. Followed the directions in the recipe to cook the buns, and they came out great.
I used a 9X9 pan, since people complained that 9X13 made skinny burgers. I got 36 square burgers, but they are so little and so are their buns, that you'll never mind that they are squares inside slight rectangles- it really worked well.
I used a pickle slice on each, which I drained on a paper towel first (to keep the buns from getting soggy), and I used fewer breadcrumbs and subbed some fresh grated parmesan cheese to make them hold together and taste delicious. They're really too small for cheese on top, so the cheese in the beef mixture works well.
I did some testing to see if I can make ahead for a party, and the great news is- yes! They were great after being in the warming drawer for 2 hours after baking, and also great when allowed to cool, then wrapped in a layer of paper towels (to absorb and "sweating") then in foil and kept in the fridge for a day. I reheated them in the foil with the paper towels REMOVED in the toaster oven on low, and they were like fresh-made.
Can't wait to do it again- quick, easy, adorable, and delicious dipped in ketchup! Perfect for a party :)
Posted: 4/6/2009 10:59:01 AM
Kids got a big kick out of this one. Thanks this is great.
Posted: 4/3/2009 1:46:20 PM
Loved these! They were a big hit.
Posted: 2/17/2009 12:48:59 PM
I made this for my family and it was really good. My three-year-old is a picky eater and he even liked them. They are not as easy as the recipe makes them out to be and they look nothing like the picture, but they taste great. I served them with french fries and sweet potato fries and they are a fun meal. Makes a ton!
Posted: 10/14/2008 9:48:48 AM
Be warned... your end result will not look like the picutre. No way on God's green earth will you get burgers that look that square and thick if you follow the directions. When I cut the breadsticks as directed, they formed small rectangles, not squares. Furthermore, one pound of beef pressed into a 9/13 pan does not produce a burger that thick.
With that said, it is tasty and and a last minute run to the store to purchase smaller rolls (like potato rolls) did make for a tasty dish. I would make these again, but I wouldn't bother with the breadsticks.
Posted: 10/7/2008 9:38:12 AM
Pretty good. Could have used more seasoning but other than that, it was a hit in my house.
Posted: 8/7/2008 5:57:54 PM
Everyone was impressed by this appetizer, it was so easy.
Posted: 7/18/2008 7:31:04 AM
I use the Hawaiian brand rolls for buns, and they are yummy
Posted: 6/12/2008 7:52:00 PM
I decided to play around with this today and my husband LOVED it! I was worried when I saw all of the comments about the buns, but the breadsticks worked great and I cut them into fourths like the recipe said. I played with the meat mixture a little. I omitted the minced onion and threw in a packet of Lipton onion soup mix. It took a while to make all of the little burgers, but it was so worth it and my husband raved. %0d%0a%0d%0aI threw about half of the batch into the freezer, so we'll see how they turn out leftover!
Posted: 5/29/2008 12:55:05 PM
This was a complete disaster...I cut my bread sticks in thirds and they were way too small to work with....Plus, did not like the "baked burger" at all....