Sliders are a quintessential party food and a simple meal for a casual family gathering. These small sandwiches, made most commonly from ground beef, can take many forms from a traditional cheeseburger to the more refined crab and shrimp cake slider or Asian turkey slider. Skip the messy stovetop frying and place a tray of sliders in your oven for the same delicious results with less hands-on work.
Sliders made in the oven retain the same consistency as their fried counterparts, but they require less attention while cooking, leaving you time to arrange the buns and toppings while they cook. Shape the meat for your sliders into 2-inch patties and arrange them on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook sliders in a 400-degree Fahrenheit oven for about 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. Sliders are done cooking when the juices run clear and the internal temperature reads 160 F for beef and pork, or 165 F for chicken and turkey using a kitchen thermometer.