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White Castle Hamburgers – perfect for a late night snack.

White Castle Hamburgers are perfect anytime really.  These mini sized hamburgers are known as sliders.  These are some of the first ones that were created.  So you can see where everyone else got their inspiration from.  No need to run out of the house to by these famous hamburgers.  You can enjoy these classic sliders straight out of your own kitchen.

White Castle Hamburgers

White Castle Hamburgers

White Castle Hamburgers

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  • Recipe Type: Main Dish
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
White Castle Hamburgers

Make some of these famous sliders at home.


  • 12 - 14 Dinner Rolls (Parker house shape, 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" size)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (80% lean)
  • 1/2 cup water (for beef)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup diced onions
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1/2 - 1 cup water (for onions)
  • dill hamburger slices


In food processor place ground beef, salt and water. Process for a few seconds so water and salt are blended through ground beef and meat should look a little pasty. On a 11" x 13" jelly roll pan place plastic wrap on bottom. Place hamburger in middle and with another piece of plastic wrap on top of meat. Roll hamburger out to 1/4" thick. Remove plastic wrap and cut meat into 3" x 3"squares, leave ground beef pieces on tray. You should get between 12 and 14 squares. Perforate each piece five times with the end of a plastic straw, this will give the meat little steam holes. Cover hamburger with plastic wrap and place in freezer until meat is partially frozen but not solid.

Place onions, beef bouillon, and 1/2 cup water in fry pan. On medium low heat saute and stir onions until they are clear, more water may be added as needed. Turn heat off until ready to cook hamburger patties.

When beef patties are ready to prepare, turn fry pan on medium low heat and add enough water to onions just so the bottom of fry pan is covered. Place patties in pan and cover with lid. Frying time is just a few moments. Turn patties and cook until done but not dry. The patties should be juicy. When hamburgers are finished cooking place on top of a roll add pickles, cover hamburgers so they will steam slightly or pop in microwave covered just for a few seconds until ready to serve.

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  • Pat Bjornsen

    So sorry, maybe it’s me but I didn’t taste White Castles, followed recipe exactly.

  • GretchenM

    This recipe is SPOT on!!! My kids love them & request them frequently! I used King’s Hawiian Rolls & there is NEVER one left over…

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  • Bekki

    going to try this tonight. Since I have moved away from white castle country and there is nothing close around Pensacola….

    • jade2011

      Krystal hamburgers are very close to being the same as White Castles!

      • Yadaa

        NO THEY ARE NOT!!!! Krystal burgers are DISGUSTING, and come nowhere CLOSE to WC except in appearance. That said, I’ll be trying this. I moved to GA from Chicago, and miss WC like CRAZY.

        • Crystal M. Braddock

          Have you ever had a frozen White Castle burger? They taste EXACTLY like Krystal burgers. In Southern California, grocery stores sell both WC Hamburgers and WC Cheeseburgers, in both regular-sized boxes and family-sized.

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  • Gayle

    What about the sauce?

    • iendecker

      Sauce? White castles have catsup, not sauce. Your thinking a big mac

      • Stephanie Manley

        But you could put Big Mac sauce on this.

  • Rlester80

    When do you put onions on

    • Jené Rayford-Jackson

      Onions go on the cook top before the meat. They and the water help to steam and flavor the burgers. But that turning over stuff…not convinced about that part. But, I’m gonna try ’em with a lid to steam them. One of the reasons I miss St. Louis! Before everyone else did, White Castle served burgers 24/7.

  • Tommy Mac

    When I was a child my father would buy 100 White Castle hamburgers for our family of seven, and my uncle would buy 100 hamburgers for his family as well. In those days customers were served in the order they were placed, and everyone in line would moan when my father placed his order. You could only imagine what happened when my uncle placed his order. My father tried to imitate cooking White Castle’s hamburgers in the 1970’s… they were good, but not the same. So, I will try your recipe on my Dear O’l Dad…He’s 80 now and his memory is fading, but this: I think he will remember.

  • Sandraokulovich

    These taste just like true sliders yum. They worked out great for New Years eve

    • Anonymous

      I am glad they worked out well for you!

  • Liz Nelson

    Love White Castle, I made these for the kids and they loved them.

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