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Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

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 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 18 sliders
Calories 299 kcal

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 9x13
  • 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 9x13 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: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 11gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 475mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 1mg