This recipe is the ultimate way to clean out your pantry and your freezer. That package of beef patties you found under the pizza box? Use it. That Easy Mac you bought in bulk last time you actually went to the grocery store? Time to put it to work. Found a package of ramen, too? We’re in business.

This slider is official license to carbo-load in the name of all things crunchy and cheesy – not that you need a reason. Treat yourself. Summer’s almost here guys.

 

Mac 'n Cheese-Stuffed Ramen Burger Sliders

  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:40 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 1 package frozen two ground beef burgers
  • 1 package ramen
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box of mac and cheese
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Garlic salt (to taste)
  • Ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Olive oil (for frying)
  • Oregano (to taste)
  • Paprika (to taste)

Step 1

Heat oven to 350°F. Defrost meat and make ramen according to package directions. Drain and place in a bowl.

Step 2

Freeze for about 5 minutes or until noodles have cooled. Combine with egg and salt and pepper to taste.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 3

Press ramen and egg mixture into a muffin tin. Freeze for 20 minutes.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 4

Make mac and cheese according to box directions. Add in cheddar cheese and set in the fridge to cool.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 5

Remove ramen form freezer and use a spoon to pull slider ramen buns out of the tin. Fry in olive oil for about 5 minutes or until each side is a light golden brown. Drain with paper towel and set aside.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 6

Remove mac and cheese from the fridge. Divide burger patties into four pieces and stuff with mac and cheese. Make sure to seal the edges.

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Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 7

Fry sliders in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Also coat each side with a layer of balsamic vinegar, oregano, paprika, garlic salt and pepper.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 8

Finish for 5 minutes in the oven and drain with paper towel.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia

Step 9

Assemble and serve with tomatoes, lettuce, extra mac and cheese and desired condiments.

Photo by Shalayne Pulia
Photo by Shalayne Pulia