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Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

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These bacon cheeseburger sliders are such fun mini sandwiches stuffed with the same delicious beef, bacon, and melted cheese everyone loves in the larger version.
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  1. Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe
  3. How to Serve
  4. Storage
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I think we can all agree that bacon makes the world better, and these bacon cheeseburger sliders definitely support that theory. Soft sweet rolls topped with creamy beef, crisp bacon, and melty cheese make these a fun and delicious treat.

Our Philly cheesesteak sliders and ham and cheese sliders are two more slider recipes you will love to whip up.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders Ingredients

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 pound ground beef, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 packages Hawaiian rolls (may not use all; I used 1½ packages to fill a 9×13)
  • ½ cup salted butter, melted
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

PRO TIP:

Grated cheese spreads easily over the rolls and melts more quickly than slices of cheese in this recipe.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHEESE: You can also use American cheese as it melts even better than cheddar cheese but has a milder taste.

TOPPINGS: French fried onions and dill pickle slices would add extra flavor and plenty of crunch to these mini burgers.

How to Make This Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray 9×13 pan with nonstick cooking spray.

STEP TWO: Add ground beef, minced garlic, sea salt, onion flakes, and pepper to a large skillet and cook beef mixture over medium heat, breaking up the meat and stirring, until the meat is no longer pink.

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders process shot of ground beef being cooked in a skillet with seasonings

STEP THREE: Stir cream cheese, barbecue sauce, and mustard into the hamburger meat mixture and set aside.

PRO TIP:

The cream cheese and sauce mixed into the ground beef help it stick together and also make the cheeseburger sliders extra tasty.

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders process shot of ingredients being added to the skillet

STEP FOUR: Place the rolls into the prepared dish and halve the second set of rolls to fill the casserole dish. Slice the tops off of the rolls in one full slice. Place the bottom rolls into the casserole dish and set tops aside.

STEP FIVE: Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the rolls. Top with the hamburger mixture. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the meat mixture and then cover with the remaining cheese. Place the tops of the rolls back into place.

PRO TIP:

Crumbled bacon is much easier to work with than bacon slices when it comes time to pull the sliders apart for serving. Use leftover bacon from breakfast or cook up a quick batch in the skillet.

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders process shot of sliders being assembled

STEP SIX: Melt butter in a microwave-safe dish and stir sesame seeds into it.

STEP SEVEN: Pour melted butter mixture over the rolls, using a pastry brush to spread the sesame seeds and butter evenly over the top buns.

PRO TIP:

Don’t skimp on the butter. It soaks into all the nooks and crannies and adds a ton of flavor to both the top and the bottom half of the slider buns.

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders process shot of melted butter poured over the rolls

STEP EIGHT: Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and rolls are heated through. Remove aluminum foil and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer until the top of the buns are browned.

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders process shot after sliders are baked in a baking dish

How to Serve

These easy bacon cheeseburger sliders make the perfect meal on busy school nights or would be a big hit to feed a hungry crowd at your next game day party.

Little sandwiches are a fun finger food option, just like our buffalo chicken pinwheels and pull apart pigs in a blanket.

If you’re looking for family dinner ideas, try our ground beef casserole.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these easy Hawaiian roll sliders in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze these bacon cheeseburger sliders on Hawaiian rolls for up to 1 month stored in an airtight container. 

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You know that feeling you get when the smell of bacon and cheeseburgers wafts through your house, causing your stomach to growl? With crispy bacon and plenty of favorite toppings, these yummy sliders are a fun way to put a new spin on a classic cheeseburger recipe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze sliders?

This classic bacon cheeseburger sliders recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to a month.

Can I choose a different kind of cheese for these sliders?

These mini cheeseburgers would be yummy with any type of melted cheese on top to make them all gooey.

Can I make bacon cheeseburger sliders ahead of time?

This bacon cheeseburger slider bake can be made ahead and kept in the fridge. You can then warm them in the oven when ready to serve.

What are the best buns to use for slider buns?

Sweet Hawaiian rolls are just the right size for these, but any other mini sandwich rolls can be used as well.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

5 from 2 votes
These bacon cheeseburger sliders are such fun mini sandwiches stuffed with the same delicious beef, bacon, and melted cheese everyone loves in the larger version.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 18 sliders

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 pound ground beef crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces cream cheese cut into small cubes
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 to 2 packages Hawaiian rolls may not use all; I used 1½ packages to fill a 9×13
  • ½ cup salted butter melted
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Add ground beef, minced garlic, sea salt, onion flakes, and pepper to a saute pan. Cook over medium heat, breaking up the meat and stirring, until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Stir cream cheese, barbecue sauce, and mustard into the meat mixture and set aside.
  • Place the rolls into a 9×13 casserole dish and halve the second set of rolls to fill the casserole dish. Slice the tops off of the rolls in one full slice.Place the bottoms of rolls into the casserole dish and set tops aside.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the rolls. Top with the meat mixture. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the meat mixture and then cover with the remaining cheese. Place the tops of the rolls back into place.
  • Melt butter in a microwave-safe dish and stir sesame seeds into it.
  • Pour butter mixture over the rolls, using a pastry brush to spread the sesame seeds and butter evenly.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and rolls are heated through. Remove aluminum foil and bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer until the tops are browned.

Notes

PRO TIP: Grated cheese spreads easily over the rolls and melts more quickly than slices of cheese in this recipe.
 
PRO TIP: The cream cheese and sauce mixed into the ground beef help it stick together and also make the cheeseburger sliders extra tasty.
 
PRO TIP: Crumbled bacon is much easier to work with than bacon slices when it comes time to pull the sliders apart for serving. Use leftover bacon from breakfast or cook up a quick batch in the skillet.
PRO TIP: Don’t skimp on the butter. It soaks into all the nooks and crannies and adds a ton of flavor to both the top and the bottom half of the slider buns.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg
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    • Layne Kangas says

      Hi, Lin – I’m not sure since that would be a pretty big change from the current amounts and we haven’t tested it like that. If you halve the entire recipe, I would assume the bake time would stay similar to the current times. Enjoy!