Ground Beef Sliders Recipe

12 servings
50 min

This ground beef sliders recipe is the PERFECT party food. Bring these to your next party, no matter the theme or season, and they will be a hit!

Original post: October 2015 | Updated: February 2022


Why This Recipe Works


I don’t know about you, but I love discovering recipes that make great party dishes. You know, things you can bring to any party and KNOW will get rave reviews and get devoured quickly?

Whether it’s game day, a holiday or a summer bbq, these cute and delish little mini cheeseburgers fit perfectly in your fingers and will feed a large crowd or a small one.

This is one of those recipes. It is easy to prepare, it is totally delicious and it’ll be gone in minutes! This recipe also makes the perfect dinner for the entire family, if you’re looking for an extra fun meal for busy weeknights.

I can never decide whether to call these sliders, sandwiches or appetizers. They are all of the above! Enjoy!


Recipe Ingredients

Ground beef – Beef can be replaced with lean ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken for a leaner cheeseburger slider recipe.

Diced tomatoes – Use a seasoned variety of canned tomatoes for a yummy flavor boost!

Garlic – Fresh minced garlic can be replaced with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder if desired.

Cheese – Consider swapping cheddar cheese out with any melty variety of cheese. Great options include mozzarella cheese, provolone, cojack or American cheese slices.

Rolls – Dinner rolls or Hawaiian sweet rolls work best in this recipe. Consider making homemade dinner rolls for an added personal touch!


How to Make Ground Beef Sliders


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a large skillet, cook one pound of ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink.

Add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and diced tomatoes to the cooked beef in the skillet.

Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until onion and garlic is fragrant and soft. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Line the bottom of the prepared baking dish with them bottom buns. Top with the cheddar cheese slices, the hamburger meat mixture and the top half of the rolls.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients: melted butter, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce.

Mix well and pour evenly over the sandwiches. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve immediately!


Recipe Notes


  • Add a few slices of crispy bacon to the sandwiches for the last 5 minutes of baking for an extra meaty dish.
  • Use a sharp or serrated knife to cut the hamburger sliders in the pan before removing them.
  • Sweet Hawaiian rolls or small dinner rolls work great for this recipe.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Tuck a few pickle slices under the top buns just before serving!
  • Sesame seeds sprinkled over the top of the top slider buns before baking adds extra deliciousness.
  • Dill pickles make the perfect side for these loose meat sandwiches.
  • Dry onion soup mix mixed into the meat mixture packs a yummy punch.


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FAQ About Ground Beef


What ground beef is best for burgers?

The best ground beef to use when making burgers is 80/20 or 90/10 ground chuck, which is 80% lean meat and 20% fat. The more fat, the more flavorful and juicy the end result will be.

Can ground beef be refrozen?

Ground beef can be refrozen if it has been frozen once and thawed in the fridge. It is not recommended to do this more than one time.

What ground beef for tacos?

80/20 or 90/10 ground chuck is best when making tacos. The more fat, the more flavorful and juicy the end result will be.

What ground beef is best for meatloaf?

70/30 or 80/20 ground chuck is best when making meatloaf. An even leaner meat such as ground turkey, ground chicken or venison can even be used to make this dish. Too much grease can ruin meatloaf and flavor will not diminish when a leaner variety is used.

Why does ground beef turn brown?

Ground beef can turn brown when it has been exposed to air for an extended period of time, whether in the fridge or at room temperature. This does not necessarily mean the meat has gone bad, but can reduce the shelf life. Store ground beef properly in the fridge in airtight containers to reduce air exposure.


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Ground Beef Sliders Recipe
Recipe details
  • 12  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 35 Minutes Total time: 50 min
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Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 lb ground beef
  • ▢ 1 yellow onion chopped
  • ▢ 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ▢ Salt and pepper to taste
  • ▢ 1 tsp cumin
  • ▢ 1 tsp paprika
  • ▢ 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • ▢ 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • ▢ 12 dinner rolls or Hawaiian sweet rolls, halved
GLAZE
  • ▢ 8 tbsp butter melted
  • ▢ 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ▢ 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink.
Add the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and diced tomatoes to the skillet. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until onion and garlic is fragrant and soft. Remove from heat.
Line the bottom of the prepared baking dish with them bottom halves of the rolls. Top with the cheddar cheese slices, the beef mixture and the tops of the rolls.
In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients: melted butter, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and pour evenly over the sandwiches. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Serve immediately!
Tips
  • Add a few slices of crispy bacon to the sandwiches for the last 5 minutes of baking for an extra meaty dish.
  • Use a sharp or serrated knife to cut the hamburger sliders in the pan before removing them.
  • Sweet Hawaiian rolls or small dinner rolls work great for this recipe.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Tuck a few pickle slices under the top buns just before serving!
  • Sesame seeds sprinkled over the top of the top slider buns before baking adds extra deliciousness.
  • Dill pickles make the perfect side for these loose meat sandwiches.
  • Dry onion soup mix mixed into the meat mixture packs a yummy punch.
Megan Porta
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