It doesn’t matter if you have the late night munchies or just want a quick weeknight meal these Oven Baked Copycat White Castle Burgers are a great way to satisfy your cravings for a bite-sized burger at home! –Jump to Recipe
When you are craving your favorite restaurant dish it’s nice to have a copycat recipe on hand so you can skip the hassle of going out. These Oven Baked Copycat White Castle Burgers are a take on what we grew up calling ‘belly bombers’. Few people know that White Castle is generally credited as the country’s first fast-food chain. The company laid the groundwork with concepts that revolutionized the food industry!
Oven Baked Copycat White Castle Burgers
The preparation of these Oven Baked Copycat White Castle Burgers is just as important as what’s in them. Yes authentic White Castle sliders are made on a flat top. Not many of us have one at home though. So this adaptation was made with the home cook in mind. Baking the beef mixture on a sheet pan gives these bite-sized burgers their flat, square shape.
The key is to mix a little water in the ground beef mixture so it spreads better over the onions. When pressing the meat into the pan, you want to layer it OVER the onions. The water will steam out of the burgers and infuse the meat with oniony love. On this batch you can see I was only moderately successful with this step… *oops*
Be sure to score your burgers before baking, it is part of the White Castle burger appeal. And those little holes aren’t just cute, they allow the steam out. Please don’t skip this step or you will just have a big, weird tray of meat.
These Oven Baked Copycat White Castle Burgers wouldn’t be complete without my Spicy Garlic Quick Pickles!
I hope you like my Oven Baked Copycat White Castle Burgers as much as my crew does. If you love this delicious bite-sized recipe, you can find more like it by checking out my Game Day section! For recipe inspiration delivered to your inbox, subscribe to my newsletter, follow my photography journey on Instagram, and for generally inappropriate humor follow like me on Facebook!