100+ July 4th Recipes ~ Cheeseburger Sliders with Burger Sauce
100+ July 4th recipes for your cookout menu including grilling recipes, side dishes, and picnic food ideas with drinks, desserts, and more. These cheeseburger sliders are stuffed with cheese and have an easy burger sauce, baked or grilled, these sliders are scrumptious.
Cheese Stuffed Hamburgers
- 3 lb ground hamburger
- 24 ½" cubes cheddar cheese use a block of cheese
- 3 tablespoons BBQ Grill Rub your favorite or try mine!
- 1 cup Worcestershire
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons dill or sweet relish
- 24 mini hamburger buns
- 1 cup burger sauce
- 24 cheese stuffed cooked hamburger patties
- 24 tomato slices
- ruffled bib lettuce
- 6 slices Colby cheese slices cut into quarters
Make the Burger Sauce
Measure equal portions of ketchup, mayo, and relish (either dill or sweet).
Mix in a small container, and chill until ready to use. This sauce is SO easy and really makes burgers amazing!
Oven Bake the Hamburgers
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
Cut 24 cheddar cheese 1" cubes from a large block of cheese.
In a large bowl, mix hamburger meat, grill rub, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Use a 2” ice cream scoop to get cheeseburgers even sized, place a ½" cube of cheddar cheese inside, and form into a ball. Place on the parchment-lined sheet pan.
BAKE 400 degrees 20 minutes until well done, an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
Slice buns open, spread burger sauce on each side of the bun.
Stack lettuce, tomato, burger, ¼ of a Colby cheese slice, and serve on a patriotic tray (or in cupcake wrappers) and stick a flag toothpick on top. Serve with burger sauce.
July 4th Cookout, Barbeque, Picnic Tips
- Use serving pieces you have, red, white, and blue are great but not necessary. Look high and low for the thing you have-trust me you have great pieces to use. Find trays, baskets, bowls, or buy inexpensive ones.
- Plan an area for all the food. A nice long table in the shade, the dinner table, or a kitchen counter space all work great. Serve out of the heat, cover food, and try to keep any salads or meat items covered.
- For summer pool parties, I make sure to get food back in the fridge after about an hour or so to keep it safe, then take it out later in the day when people get hungry again.
- Plan for your number of guests, and space to walk around the table, and chairs, and places to sit in the shade.
- Have containers to send leftovers home with guests, people love it! I use inexpensive Chinese paper takeout containers or grocery store brands.
- If serving outside, plan out to keep food protected from flying insects with food tents, chill salads, and keep dishes out of the direct sun if possible.
- Use what you have to create different heights if possible and to keep people moving around trying different dishes. I sometimes use boxes under pretty linens and tablecloths to create high and low places.
- Use American flags, linens, flowers, and patriotic decorations.
- Serve salads in large chilled bowls on ice packs with a pretty towel covering the ice packs. There are also platters that stay chilled for up to two hours, I have a couple and love them.
Burger Serving Ideas
Try serving the cheeseburger sliders on patriotic cupcake wrappers on a tray, easier to eat and hold at a party.
Party Planning Portions
These are small hamburgers, plan on at least two per person.
Is SO GOOD! Serve extra so people can add more if they like.
What Kind of Bread Buns Work for Small Burgers?
- Small Dinner Rolls
- Parker House Rolls
- King's Hawaiian Bread Rolls
- Martin's Potato Rolls
- Petite Brioche Buns
Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 4mg