Hey, hey! Happy Monday from my house to yours! I don’t know about you, but I am needing some extra joy these days. I love cooking for my family, but I have always stuck to very simple meals since I am busy with work and kids and such. About a month ago, I started looking for some new recipes on Pinterest and have really enjoyed this! Many have been wins, and my fam is enjoying the process for sure. It’s brought a little bit of joy back to my days, in addition to be being a way that I can love on my family, and wanted to share here in case you needed to take back some joy for yourself as well. :). Originally, I found this recipe here, and I am sharing it below in case you would like to try it as well. We’ve made it a few times and love it!
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, divided
- 2 large sweet onions, sliced
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 tablespoons beef base (such as Better than Boullion)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- 24 slider buns
- 12–16 ounces gruyere or swiss cheese, shredded
- Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add in 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 pan.
- In a large bowl, mix the ground beef with half of the beef base and half of the Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the beef to the skillet full of onions. Increase heat to medium-high and brown the beef, breaking it up and mixing with the onions as you go. Once browned, drain off excess grease.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. Separate the tops from the bottoms of the slider buns. Fit the slider bottom buns tightly on the baking sheet.
- Evenly distribute the beef and onion mixture over the bottom buns. Top with the gruyere cheese. Cover with the top buns.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter with the remaining beef base. Stir in the remaining Worcestershire sauce and continue to mix until well-combined. Using a pastry brush, brush the beefy butter mixture over the top buns. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, thyme, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Bake the sliders until the cheese is fully melted and the tops of the rolls are lightly browned, about 20 minutes.