Kid-friendly Cheeseburger Sliders with Honey Dijon Mayo – and Crispy Sweet Potato Fries!


I decided pull these out for dinner tonight – but I didn’t have any dinner rolls in my pantry or my freezer…so I decided to pull out my every trusty Deluxe Breadmaker Bread Machine. This was that one wedding gift on my registry that I desperately wanted to have. And I use it at least 2 times a week! These rolls are worth a post all to themselves, so if nothing else, whip these out for Thanksgiving or something.

Homemade Roll Ingredients

  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk or half n half (I pour it into the water so it warms it up a bit.)
  • 2/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast – or 2 1/4 tsp yeast if you’re using a jar.
Homemade Rolls Directions (for my Deluxe Breadmaker Bread Machine – I LOVE this thing, btw!)
  • Place the bread flour, sugar, salt, milk powder, water, butter, and yeast in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Set on Dough cycle; press Start.
  • Remove risen dough from the machine, deflate, and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into twelve equal pieces, and form into rounds. Place the rounds on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In case you were wondering, here’s how I let my redneck roots shine. Seriously – it’s the BEST way to rise a roll in the South. Even on Christmas Day! Just walk outside in your t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops, put ’em in your car and walk away.  At least that’s what we did in Georgia.
Check these out – it only took 17 minutes for them to get like this. In November. In July it would take 3. Or you could just leave them in there and they’d bake right up for you. Talk about not needing a car-air-freshener-thingy.
OK, I’ll get civilized again. Sorry about that.
  • Bake them at 350* for about 15-17 minutes, and they’ll come out lookin’ amazing. Add a little egg wash if you want a shiny brown look.
Now on to the burgers. They’re pretty simple.
Cheeseburger Slider Ingredients:
  • 20 ounces lean ground beef (or turkey)
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil,, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano,, dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  •  freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 dinner or slider rolls
  • 4 slices of Havarti Cheese (or whatever your favorite happens to be at the time!)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey Dijon mustard
Cheeseburger Sliders Directions
  • Combine ground beef, cheese and all seasonings. Mix together well. Make sure you have my blog post up so you can read the recipe. hahahaha!  🙂
  • Shape turkey into 16 small patties.  Good burger making tip here for ya – you know how when your burgers normally come off the grill they shrink up and get more bouncy-ball like -then flat disc like? It has to do with proteins in the meat scrunching up on the outside of the burger and bringing it all in to the middle. (That was scientific wasn’t it?) If you punch down a little hole in the middle of your burger patty before you cook it, your burger will be more level shaped than bouncy-ball shaped when it’s done cooking – it’ll fit on those awesome rolls better this way. 🙂
  • Place patties on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 – 10 minutes or until cooked through. Be careful not to cook too long or they will become dried out.
  • Cut your cheese slices into quarters.  Top burgers with Cheese slices.
  • Combine mayonnaise with honey Dijon mustard and stir until well blended. Yeah, I use Duke’s – ’cause it’s local. And anything with the words “Heavy Duty” on it gets my attention.
  • Place on rolls and top with honey Dijon mayo.
Serve these sliders (with those homemade rolls if you don’t wanna run to the store for premade ones…) with these amazing sweet potato fries, and you’ll have a happy bunch of kids – the big guy in your life included.

About Kim

I am a sinner, miraculously saved by grace, living by faith, and pressing toward the mark of being more like Christ. I absolutely love being a stay-at-home mom! I'm also a caterer for a few weddings throughout the year, a baker, and a party planner. And I love to play in other people's kitchens as well as my own! My husband, Chris, just finished his studies for his MA degree in Pastoral Studies. He's a wonderful (and super smart!) daddy - and the most loving and supportive husband. My two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Kami, are the joys of our lives! We pray that they both would be greatly used of the Lord. Throughout their short time here on earth, we have learned so much about ourselves, our God, and the gratefulness we have towards our own parents, who raised us in the ways of God's Word. Our third unborn child is a blessing as well - even after its recent pre-diagnosis of Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome. This blog has kinda turned into a little journal of sorts of our dark journey down this rather uncommon road. I stay busy cooking, cleaning, gardening, and raising the plants I killed back to life, and homeschooling. I blog when get the chance. :) We are always happy to have visitors, so please stop by anytime! Although, if you do give us a call first, we'll make sure to have some fresh cookies and sweet tea available when you arrive!

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