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The French Onion Ground Beef Sliders You Need at Every Holiday Gathering

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Entertaining during the holiday season is my own personal World Series. I live for it, I train all year for it. There is nothing I love more than cooking for and feeding my friends and family. I keep a handful of recipes on hand that I make every single year, but I love to try new recipes that feed a large crowd like these French Onion Ground Beef Sliders. I whipped these up last month after my Bourbon Bacon Roast Beef Sliders were such a hit with you guys and don’t tell anyone, but I actually like this version better. They’re savory and indulgent, they’re easy to make, they feed a crowd of hungry holiday guests affordably, and they save me time in the kitchen, allowing me to be with my family.

The base of any good French onion recipe starts with caramelized onions. I cut up three small onions into thin slices and put them in a large skillet with some butter. I let them cook over medium low heat for about an hour with the lid on, stirring occasionally.

Once the onions are done, I add in some ground beef, beef bouillon, and Worcestershire and cook it until it’s no longer pink.

I grease a large baking dish using some softened butter and then add the bottom halves of my slider buns.

Then I add my beef and onions mixture evenly over the buns.

Next comes cheese. Gruyere cheese is traditional, but since I’m making this for kids and adults I use parmesan or provolone. In this particular version, I’m using provolone.

I put the top half of the buns on.

Next, I melt some butter in a small bowl with some more beef bouillon, Worcestershire, onion powder, thyme, and minced garlic.

I brush it over the top of the sliders, giving each bun a generous coat of the buttery goodness. Then I sprinkle some poppy seeds over the top.

The sliders get baked in a 350F degree oven for about twenty minutes or so, just until the cheese has melted and the buns start to brown.

These rich and cheesy French Onion Beef Sliders are definitely World Series worthy and transition to any of my holiday party needs effortlessly. Holiday cocktails? Done. Ugly sweater party? Done. Family gift exchange? Done. Work party? Done.

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The French Onion Ground Beef Sliders You Need at Every Holiday Gathering

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 small onions
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons beef bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 12 slider buns
  • 12 slices provolone cheese
  • Butter Topping
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Cut onions into thin slices.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and add onions.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover with lid, and cook for one hour, stirring occasionally, until onions have caramelized.
  4. Add ground beef to the skillet with bouillon and Worcestershire sauce and increase heat in medium high.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and cook, breaking up beef and mixing in caramelizing onions, until no longer pink.
  6. Once browned, drain out grease.
  7. Lightly grease a large baking dish and place bottom halves of slider buns on bottom of dish.
  8. Spoon beef mixture evenly over buns.
  9. Top with provolone cheese slices.
  10. Cover with top buns.
  11. Melt the butter and stir in the thyme, onion powder, and minced garlic.
  12. Brush butter mixture over the top buns and sprinkle with poppy seeds.
  13. Bake in a 350F degree oven for 18 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and the tops of the rolls are lightly browned.
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