Craving something cheesy and full of comfort? You can easily make a hearty meal that will have everyone asking for seconds. These Cheesy Beef Sliders are not only loaded with cheese and flavor, but they’re the perfect size to hold in your hand and enjoy as well!
Now that the weather has started to get a bit chilly, I’m all about finding comfort foods that will “stick to my ribs”. You know what I’m talking about, right? Those comfort dishes that not only warm your taste buds and your mouth but warm your belly at the exact same time? When it comes to goodness and all things tasty, the combination of beef and cheese needs to be at the top of your list.
If you’re looking for a fun recipe that really goes great with anything and is perfect for any time of the year, it’s time to whip up these Cheesy Beef Sliders and treat yourself to a tasty and easy dinner. Our family loved these and because it takes about 30 minutes to make, they loved it even more. A quick and easy slider recipe everyone will enjoy!
Cheesy Beef Sliders
To me, this recipe is the perfect combination of ground hamburger meets the tastes and flavors of Sloppy Joe, all while being loaded down with cheese. Who knew that such a powerful flavor can come in such a cute little package?!
Why are they called sliders?
The name actually came about from back in the ’40s when the term was given to these mini burgers because they’re a tad bit greasy and just “slide” right down into your tummy.
While I don’t consider this slider recipe to be greasy, it does get eaten pretty easily to make room for more!
How much meat is in a slider?
It’s been said for a sandwich to be considered a slider, it should have 2 ounces of meat on it or less. That’s not a lot of meat, hence the reason that it’s served on a smaller bun due to the reduced portion size of the meat.
This slider recipe is a tad bit different since it’s loose meat but if you were to patty it all together, there’s a good chance that it’s probably right around that 2-3 ounces of meat.
Topping Ideas for Sliders
With all the cheese in this recipe, you may not want (or need) to add on any other toppings. But just in case, know that you always have the option for toppings. Some of my favorite toppings for sliders are:
- Shredded Lettuce
- Dill/Sweet Pickles
- MORE cheese
And the list can really go on and on and on. Whatever toppings that you’d normally put on a burger, you can most definitely add them to a slider as well. You can even mix in a bit of cilantro or chives to the meat mixture to add a unique and fresh taste, too.
Do you toast the buns for sliders?
For this recipe, butter bread is key! There’s just something about the richness of the butter paired up with the meat and cheese that gives these sliders the perfect delicious taste.
Since we lay the buns out on the baking sheet and then add the toppings, we really aren’t toasting the bread, per se. But we are adding MORE butter to the tops of the buns before putting them into the oven. This ensures that the buns will brown up quite nicely and still retain that delicious butter flavoring as well.
If you’re looking for a fun recipe idea that gives you that meaty and hearty flavor without a ton of time and effort on your part, you’re going to be head over heels for this simple slider recipe. It’s fast, it’s simple, and it’s certain to have you making many more cheesy beef sliders in your very near future!
Ingredients To Make Cheesy Beef Sliders
- Ground beef
- Tomato sauce
- Chopped black olives
- Salt and Pepper
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- Cajun seasoning
- Cayenne pepper
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Hawaiian rolls
(Actual measurements are in the recipe card below.)
How To Make Cheesy Beef Sliders
- Preheat oven to 350° and butter a baking sheet, set aside.
- In a large saucepan, cook ground beef, onions and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease and return to pan.
- Sprinkle all seasonings and pepper over meat mixture, stir, add tomato sauce and olives.
- Heat over medium heat, then add 3 cups of shredded cheese, stir until melted.
- Slice Hawaiian rolls in half and lay the bottom rolls on the buttered baking sheet.
- Top with meat mixture, sprinkle remaining cheese on meat.
- Add top of rolls and then brush with melted butter.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
Try These Delicious Sliders Today
Looking for more delicious recipes, here are a few more appetizer recipes that can be found on the blog:
- 1½ lbs ground beef
- 2 cups onions, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 15 oz can tomato sauce
- (2) 4.25 oz cans chopped olives
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama™
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 tbsp butter, divided
- 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- 24 pkg Hawaiian rolls
Preheat oven to 350°, butter a baking sheet, and set aside.
In a large saucepan, cook ground beef, onions, and garlic until meat is no longer pink. Drain grease and return to pan.
Sprinkle all seasonings and pepper over meat mixture, stir, and add tomato sauce and olives.
Heat over medium heat, then add 3 cups of shredded cheese. Stir until melted.
Slice Hawaiian rolls in half and lay the bottom of rolls on the buttered baking sheet.
Top with meat mixture, sprinkle remaining cheese on meat.
Add top of rolls and then brush with melted butter.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.
Here are a few pics that are the perfect size to pin to Pinterest.
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