White Castle Style Mini Hamburgers – Mushroom Spinach Salad

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Mini Hamburgers Recipe - White Castle Copycat

Mini Hamburgers Recipe – Mushroom Spinach Salad


Mini Hamburgers
Baked Onion Rings
Mushroom Spinach Salad
Tater Tots
Rocky Road Brownies



Mini Hamburgers (like white castles)

1 lb. ground beef
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 (1 oz.) pkg. dry onion soup mix
24 (2 inch square) dinner rolls, split

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix everything but rolls. Spread even amounts of ground beef mix on bottom half of rolls. Place top halves on top of the meat mix, making sandwiches. If your rolls came in a foil pan then replace them on the pan if not then place on a baking sheet and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30-35 minutes until meat is cooked through.

Baked Onion Rings

2 large sweet onions
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp seasoned salt*

Cut onions into half inch slices and separate into rings. Place eggs in shallow dish. Mix everything else together in another dish. Dip onion rings into eggs first, then in corn flake mix and lay on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes until tender.


Seasoned Salt

Here is our homemade seasoned salt recipe from our Dining on a Dime Cookbook. You can make this homemade seasoned salt and use it on many other things like meats and stews.

8 Tbsp. Salt
3 Tbsp. Pepper
2 Tbsp. paprika
1/2 Tbsp. onion powder
1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder

Mix and store.


Mushroom Spinach Salad

8 cups fresh spinach
1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 green onions, chopped
6 bacon strips
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. ground mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 hard cooked eggs cut in large chunks

Combine spinach, mushrooms and onions. Fry bacon and remove from pan. Add everything else but eggs to the bacon drippings in the pan and heat through. Drizzle over spinach, sprinkle with eggs and crumble bacon on top.


Rocky Road Brownies

Bake your favorite brownie recipe. While still hot, sprinkle with mini marshmallows, coarsely chopped peanuts or nuts. Melt together 1 cup chocolate chips, 3 Tbsp. margarine and spread or drizzle over marshmallows.


Photo By: Marshall Astor


  1. says

    This is a great way to stretch meat and still have a cute, tasty dinner. I’m definitely going to link back to this page!

  2. Alicia Webster says

    I am soooo going to try the recipe for homemade White Castle hamburgers! We don’t have a White Castle in our area, but it is my husband’s favorite place in the world and he misses it terribly. His birthday is on August 8th, and this will be a wonderful surprise for him.

  3. Teresa E. says

    I just wanted to let you know that the onion ring recipe is NOT gluten free. Nearly all ready-to-eat cereals have malt barley in them. (You could find a gluten free corn flakes substitute on Amazon or in Whole Foods.)

    • says

      Teresa I don’t usually make my menus glutton free or for any special diet need. There are way to many people out there now who can’t eat this or that so there is no way I can do that. Tawra once in awhile will post something when she runs across a recipe she likes but I know many of our readers do and assume most know to just adapt or substitute what they need to for their special need.

  4. Teresa E. says

    Also, the hamburgers are not gluten free, as Lipton Soup mix is not gluten free, and of course the buns aren’t gluten free.

  5. says

    Teresa, if one recipe is gluten free I put it in that category. I figured if people have this problem they know how to figure out which recipes are gluten free or not in each menu.

  6. Maggie says

    I am eager to try making onion rings with this recipe. I have tried frying them but they never turn out crispy and these sound like the cereal will be crispy. Also, baking is better for me, too, so will try these this weekend. I bought some large onions at the farmers’ market last weekend so one onion will be the perfect size for us to use.
    When I was a young girl and working at my first job, my roommate and I would stop at a White Castle for burgers to take home on Friday nights or after a date, we’d stop for a bag of burgers. Great stuff, that, and good memories. Can’t wait to make these, either.

  7. Anne says

    How do you prepare the ground beef–with or without the soup and cheddar before placing on the buns. Sounds delicious; can’t wait to try these.

    • says

      Anne you mix everything together – raw hamburger, soup and cheddar. Place it on the buns then bake. That is why you bake it for so long because everything needs to be cooked. I hope I understood your question right. Let me know if it is still confusing.

    • says

      Yes Mary you could use something like Ritz crackers, soda crackers, crushed potato chips or any cracker like that. Could replace the cornflake crumbs with just flour the crumbs just make the onion rings have a little more texture and more crunch.

    • says

      There may be some grease but it really depends on the kind of hamburger you use. It won’t be a whole lot different then say making Texas toast and buttering both sides of the bread with butter before frying or something like that. I don’t mind some grease in my diet and prefer it because it adds a nice flavor to the food.


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