1/2 a Hot Dog Bun = A Perfect Mini Slider Bun ~ Money Saving Idea

05/02/2012 12:02 pm · 5 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

mini sliders bun, money saving tip

The other day I sent Matt to the store to get some hamburger buns for dinner.  When he came home he handed me the bag, I looked inside to find hot dog buns…. confused I thought for sure he must have bought them by mistake.  When I questioned him he told me that yes he knew we were having hamburgers and he thought these would make great mini slider buns.  Being that our kids are still little and never seem to eat a whole burger this is a brilliant idea!   A simple idea to reduce  food waste.  Plus they were a perfect fit for their little hands.  I was surprised to see how well they worked!

Now some of you girls like flowers, or cards… Me on the other hand I am all about saving money and keeping it simple.  When my cute hubby came up with this simple money saving idea (all on his own) and then cooked dinner for the kids.  Well lets just say he spoke my “ Love Language” some princes ride a white horse… mine makes money saving meals 🙂 (LOL)  Ain’t these just the cutest little burgers you have ever seen!

You can get 16 mini slider buns out of one standard bag of 8 count Hot Dog Buns.  Normal cost for buns is $.89-$1.99 a bag… so that makes each little slider bun low as $.05 each!!!

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Christina K.
Christina K.

I have been doing this for about a year now because I can't find slider buns at my local super market. Another great thing to do is make your hamburger patties long, and slender, making hamburger dogs!


We like to use hotdog buns for sloppy joes with the kids. Much easier for them to hold onto.

Sharon from Michigan
Sharon from Michigan

That would be is the Mother of Invention, have to stop typing with out my glasses on....lol

Sharon from Michigan
Sharon from Michigan

Yep always love when we can extend use of everyday items. Old enough to know that Necessity id the Mother of Invention, been inventing a very long time. Love your Blog

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