Cheeseburger Sliders are an all-American household favorite, with enough bacon, ground beef, and cheddar cheese to feel the summer heat. If you’re looking for a fun dish to enjoy for an upcoming get-together, these Cheeseburger Sliders win by a landslide!
Cheeseburger Sliders- you can’t get more American than that.
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The sizzling sound of char-broiled beef hitting a hot griddle is enough to get anyone’s attention.
And then, to follow up with the refreshing smell of crisp lettuce and fresh dinner rolls, your Cheeseburger Sliders will have guests standing in line as soon as you set out the plates.
Can you blame them?
They’re the perfect attention grabber!
A finger food enjoyed with either fries or chips, our classic Cheeseburger sliders will have everyone asking you, how in the world did you make these?
Now, if the hot summer months are long behind you, don’t fear.
These drenched bacon cheeseburgers are oven-made, and guests won’t tell the difference between the two.
It all starts with the preparation of your ground beef.
And later the sauces and cheese.
After pulling these bad boys out of the oven, be ready for a fight! Because every guest will be elbowing their way to the front of the line in hopes of grabbing a juicy slider fresh out of the heat.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
- A delicious alternative to backyard grilled versions
- A quick and easy lunch and dinner option
- Extremely customizable
- Meal prep approved
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
- Dinner rolls
- Cheddar cheese
- Ground beef (or turkey)
- Diced tomatoes w/garlic & onion
- Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
As well as butter, brown sugar, and sesame seeds for the glaze.
Also, note that you will need two separate baking dishes—one for the slider base and another for toasting the bun tops.
HOW TO MAKE CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
Get ready for the rush by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
- Grab your dinner rolls and a knife and create an opening horizontally until you have two separate pieces.
- With a 9 x 13 oven-friendly dish, coat the inside with non-stick cooking spray and completely cover the base with all bottom half pieces.
- After sprinkling in your 2 cups of shredded cheese, place the baking dish into the oven and allow the bottom buns to toast until the cheese has melted.
- On a stovetop, brown your beef (or turkey) with onions and seasoning.
- Stir in your tomatoes and seasoning and add to the baking dish.
- Top the sliders with the remaining cheese and bacon bits and allow to bake for an additional 10 minutes or until toasted.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- In a separate baking dish, add in your bun tops (with tops facing upward), coat with glaze, and allow to toast in the oven for approximately 5-7 minutes.
- For complete instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card below.
For complete instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card below.
HOW TO MAKE THE BROWN SUGAR GLAZE
First, you will need ½ cup Butter, Brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and Sesame seeds. Whisk together all the ingredients in a microwave-safe dish, and with a pastry brush, coat overall dinner roll tops until gone. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and bake at the recommended temperature and time.
TIPS FOR MAKING CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
The better quality the meat, the tastier these sliders will be. I usually select meat with a 90% lean mass or higher because of the seasoning I add-in. However, if you’re pressed for time or looking for the added fat for flavor, an 85% to 95% lean count would work perfectly.
And speaking of meat, you can use ground beef, turkey, or black bean patties in this dish! The black bean burgers are full-bodied and can withstand the heat of the cheese and Worcestershire glaze. Then finally, topping it off with a dollop of Dijon mustard and a toasted bun will have your vegetarian guests questioning if it’s the real thing!
Now when it comes to cheese, nothing tastes better than cheddar. Minus, the rhyme, cheddar cheese is the perfect cheese pairing for these sliders, known for its sharpness and pungent flavor. Brie comes in second place with a buttery palette, but why not put out both if you have either on hand? Adding in a slice of pickle and tomato, these Cheeseburger Sliders will be gone before you know it!
DO I NEED TO USE BACON CRUMBLES?
I personally prefer these with thick slices of bacon fried directly for the pan, so when it comes to the bacon portion, go with what you desire. Bacon crumbles are easier to infuse into the sliders, but a nice thick square place laid on top sounds like a good time to me!
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- AIR FRYER MOZZARELLA BALLS
- CREAMY SKILLET MAC AND CHEESE HAMBURGER HELPER
- SPICY CHICKEN MAC N CHEESE
- CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE
- EASY CROCKPOT COWBOY CASSEROLE