1/2 cup dried onion flakes
2 pounds ground beef (Good chuck is best)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic
6 American cheese slices
12- small dinner rolls
dill pickle slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sprinkle the onion flakes on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Add ground beef over the top of the onion flakes and press to fit the pan. You're making one big patty : ).
Season the meat. Use a dowel rod or the side of your hand to press in lines to make (separate later) into square patties. Once the patties are defined, use a drinking straw to poke 5 holes in each patty (4 toward each corners and one in the middle).
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and remove from oven. Top each square (imprint) with a slice of cheese (cheese will overlap. It's fine). Cut patties apart.
Open buns and using a spatula add patties with onion to the bun. Top each burger with a pickle and top bun.