11.4.12

Best Teeny-Tiny Burgers of All Time


So as we all know, Pinterest is the devil.


Fine, fine, it's not...but it's pretty darn close.


It was always easy to find recipes online but MAN does Pinterest ever take things to the next level. Now I don't even have to think, I can just scroll.


Case in point: A knock-off White Castle Burger recipe.


Source: food.com via Billie on Pinterest



It's now been the better part of four months since I've eaten fast food, and as hard as I try, I still miss it (you have no idea how humbling/cringe-worthy/depressing it is to write that). That being said, I've never actually been to a White Castle but every time I see Harold and Kumar, I wonder just how delicious the tiny burgers are.



Okay, so I have to admit that aside from the ingredients, I didn't follow this recipe. There was just something about meat re-absorbing it's grease in an oven that wasn't terribly appealing. Since we're BBQ enthusiasts, we opted for the grill.

Here's what you'll need:




  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck (I used local ground beef)
  • 1 (4 tablespoons) envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 12 small square dinner rolls
  • Cheese slices
  • Pickles


  • Seriously. That's all there is.


    So mix everything to the breadcrumbs in a big bowl. Then get a big baking pan, line it with parchment paper, and press the meat down. Flipping the pan upside down, you'll be left with one big rectangle burger that you can cut into little squares. (I have no pictures of these steps because my hands were all meat-y. Thank you for your understanding)


    Onto the BBQ, the teeny-tiny burgers went. (Err...we were having people over for supper. They weren't all for us).



    The patties shrunk to a perfect size for the buns. Oh, and we used "real" cheddar cheese instead of the plastic slices. 


    With a pickle, a couple squirts of ketchup and mustard and the little baby burgers were good to go. And let me tell you - they're DELICIOUS! Don't you just love it when a super simple recipe ends up being AMAZING? 



    I know that I do!!



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    1 comment:

    silvergirl said...

    i gotta tell you i am having sweats right now looking at these burgers
    where i grew up we didn't have white castle we had krystal. basically same thing
    a bag of burgers for like 50 cents
    that is all we would eat on our spring break trips so we could afford "refreshments"
    what were we thinking!!!!
    brett