These Cheeseburger Sliders are made with cooked, seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, and sweet Hawaiian buns! This easy party appetizer is quick and easy to make and fun to serve!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
When it comes to summer parties and gatherings, sliders are always a favorite dish! Instead of grilling individual burgers, you can quickly make burger sliders (even prep them ahead of time!) that are bound to disappear quickly. Seasoned beef and shredded cheddar are baked together in Hawaiian buns until the cheese is melted and the tops golden brown. They are juicy, cheesy and everything you love about cheeseburgers!
- ground beef: the leaner you can get; ground turkey works too
- cheese: I used cheddar but American cheese works too
- slider buns: Hawaiian rolls or dinner rolls
- onion: adds flavor to the meat
- butter: for brushing the tops of buns
- sesame seeds: optional but recommended for the tops of buns
How to make Cheeseburger Sliders?
- Start by sauteing the chopped onion in a pan.
- Add ground beef and cook until nicely browned. Add salt, pepper, and crushed pepper flakes.
- Slice buns in half lengthwise. Place the bottom part on a baking sheet or baking dish.
- Top with half of the shredded cheese.
- Place cooked meat on top of the cheese.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the meat.
- Place the top part of the buns and brush it with melted butter. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of buns.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
What to serve with sliders?
Think about your favorite burger side dishes: fries, slaws, salads, baked beans, corn. Let's not forget the sauces! My Big Mac Copycat Sauce is perfect with these cheeseburger sliders! You can also serve them with fry sauce, garlic aioli, or ketchup.
- beef: I recommend using ground beef with slightly higher fat content, not lean. Otherwise, the meat layer will be dry.
- cheese: if you want the classic burger taste, use American sliced cheese for the bottom layer. I never have it on hand and prefer freshly shredded cheddar instead.
- buns: we like sweet rolls like Hawaiian buns for this dish but any small dinner rolls work great!
- variations: add sliced jalapenos, pickles, bacon, or other burger toppings to these sliders!
These sliders can be prepared and stored for up to 2 days, before baking. You can cook the meat and even freeze it. Assemble the sliders and bake before serving.
Any leftovers should be stored in the fridge. You can pop them in the oven to reheat or use an air fryer. Some have a "reheat" setting.
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- 1 lb ground beef
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 12 Hawaiian buns
- ½ medium yellow onion chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons butter divided
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- In a medium skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add chopped onion and saute until translucent.
- Add beef to skillet and break it down with a spatula. Cook until nicely browned. Add salt, pepper and crushed pepper flakes. Remove meat from heat. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
- Prepare a 13" x 9" baking pan or dish.
- Slice Hawaiian rolls in half, lengthwise. Place the bottom part in the baking pan.
- Top the bottom rolls part with half of the cheddar cheese. Spread it evenly.
- Place meat mixture on top of cheese, spreading evenly.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of meat layer.
- Finish by closing the sliders with the top bun part.
- Melt butter in a small bowl and brush on top of sliders.
- Sprinkle the sliders with sesame seeds.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tops of the buns are golden brown.
- These sliders can be prepared and stored for up to 2 days, before baking. You can cook the meat and even freeze it. Assemble the sliders and bake before serving.
- Add sliced jalapenos, pickles, bacon, or other burger toppings to these sliders.
- I recommend using ground beef with slightly higher fat content, not lean. Otherwise, the meat layer will be dry.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.