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Looking for mini burger buns?

I'm thinking about making mini sliders/burgers for our labor cocktail party. Does anyone know where I can get cute little mini burger buns? What kind of meat do you recommend?

I was thinking ground chuck, with fontina cheese, tomato and basil. Any suggestions?

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  1. I just saw a great recipe for meatball sliders in august gourmet magazine, I am sure you can get it at the epicurious website

    1. We've used parker house rolls as mini sandwich buns - you know the ones that people always bring around for the holidays? They work well.

      1. I like the ones made by Martin's Potato Rolls- they sell a twelve-pack of "dinner rolls" that are the same as regular hamburger rolls, but about half the size. So good and cute! In the supermarket.

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        1. re: vvvindaloo

          Thanks guys! I wonder how much meat I would need for a 12-pack of rolls. Is two pounds too much?

          1. re: missmodular818

            12 mini burgers won't last long. I saw my SO eat that many himself once.

            1. re: mojoeater

              I agree. Figure 2-3 per person, unless they are being eaten along with many other foods. I would say that 1.5 lbs. of meat is enough for 12 sliders- remember, they are typically made small and thin. I don't know how many guests you are cooking for, but for a "cocktal party" with other foods, I would make 2 or 3 per person (it kind of depends on the "person", doesn't it ;)). 1.5 lb. of meat per 12-pack should work. And don't forget the little pickle slices!

              1. re: vvvindaloo

                I think 1-2oz per burger is about where I average, probably closer to 2oz each.

                1. re: ESNY

                  That sounds about right- 1.5 lbs. of meat = 24 oz., or 2 oz. per slider
                  (i believe we are calculating according to 12-packs of rolls).

          2. re: vvvindaloo

            Oh yes! Love those buns. I've used them for lots of "little" sandwiches and burgers. I really like the little bit of sweetness they impart, which sometimes can balance other stronger flavors.

          3. Thank you everyone! I think I will try and find two 12-pack rolls and use 3 lbs of meat. I will be serving other finger foods as well so I think I will be fine. THANKS!!!

            1. For future refrence when I make small BBQ sandwiches I use the King's Hawaiian rolls. They are prefect size, kind of sweet and very good. I think they would be good for this too, if you do it again.