These sliders are super easy to put together and are always a hit! I love that they are "fast food" without our having to go to a restaurant. Take them to a party, make them for dinner or serve them on game day. The meat can also be made ahead of time in preparation for your gathering. —April Lee Wiencek, Chicago, Illinois
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2 pounds ground beef
2 large eggs, beaten
3/4 cup minced onion, divided
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 package (17 ounces) dinner rolls
1/2 cup Thousand Island salad dressing, divided
10 slices American cheese
12 sliced dill pickles
1-1/2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix beef, eggs, 1/2 cup minced onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper lightly but thoroughly. Place meat mixture on a large parchment-lined baking sheet; shape into two 6x8-in. rectangles, each about 1/2 inch thick. Bake until a thermometer reads 160°, 15-20 minutes.
Meanwhile, without separating rolls, cut bread in half horizontally. Spread 1/4 cup of dressing evenly over bottom halves of rolls.
Blot meat with paper towels to remove excess fat; top meat with cheese and return to oven. Bake until cheese has just melted, 2-3 minutes. Place meat on bottom halves of rolls; spread with remaining 1/4 cup dressing. Layer with pickles, remaining 1/4 cup minced onion and shredded lettuce; replace with top halves of rolls. Brush butter on top of rolls and sprinkle with sesame seeds; cut into sandwiches. Serve immediately.