Savory Sweet Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders are SO unbelievably good that you won’t want to share them! Whether you’re hosting the Big Game or bringing a tailgate dish, the flavors of bacon cheeseburgers all wrapped up in these little sweet slider buns are going to be a HUGE distraction. Bring it on! #gamedayfood #baconcheeseburger #sliders #slidersrecipes #slidersrecipeshawaiianrolls #slidersrecipeshamburger
You may have heard of those ever-popular Ham and Swiss Sliders, well… these are the same concept, except they are loaded with bacon cheeseburger flavors. Right down to the pickle. When I made these for a segment on KAKE in Wichita, I actually surprised myself with how good they were! I literally wanted to roll around in them. Bacon Cheeseburgers are great, but sometimes the big ones are hard to eat and messy, but not these little sliders! When that cheese melts, it wraps up all of the flavors of ground beef, spicy mustard, smoky bacon, and fresh dill pickles in one little bite that explodes in your mouth. You’ll probably need one or two more, they are SO good.
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This recipe is great to make on a budget. You could buy everything cheap or on sale and they would still make a pretty good slider. But for KAKE I had the privilege of using some premium Kansas products that just blew me away with their high quality flavors! They really took these little sliders to the next level of game-day great!
First of all, I love using local beef for any meal. It just tastes better. Dale Family Farms ground beef and smoked bacon did not disappoint! I also adore using Sarah Jane’s Spicy Mustard. You can find Sarah Jane’s products used in this Spicy Italian Sub Crescent Ring and in my oh-so-popular Sarah Jane’s Spicy Deviled Eggs. I always keep a jar of it on hand to add some kick to any recipe. And finally, I was so excited to add Holmes-Made Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles to these sliders! They made all the difference with their added spice and crunch. If you can buy local or order these awesome Kansas products in time for your next game day (or weeknight dinner) please do so. Your recipes will never be the same!
I made this particular batch in a glass baking dish. I like the way the Sweet Hawaiian Bread fits completely in there without any effort. I also love to make sliders in my cast iron skillet, too, though! Cast iron has a fantastic way of cooking those bottoms evenly and perfectly. Cast iron also retains its heat for longer, keeping my sliders warm and delicious long enough for them to be devoured! Read all about how Cast Iron is a Game Winning Play for all of your tailgates.
Printable Recipe for Savory Sweet Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders:
Savory Sweet Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
Savory Sweet Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders are SO unbelievably good that you won't want to share them! Whether you're hosting the Big Game or bringing a dish, the flavors of bacon cheeseburgers all wrapped up in these little sweet slider buns are going to be a HUGE distraction. Bring it on! #gamedayfood #baconcheeseburger #sliders #slidersrecipes #slidersrecipeshawaiianrolls #slidersrecipeshamburger
- 2 pkgs. Hawaiian sweet rolls, 12 oz. each
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided use
- 1 1/2 lbs. Dale Family Farms ground beef
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 14 oz. can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
- 1/3 cup ketchup
- 2 Tbs. spicy brown mustard, I love to use Sarah Janes Jalapeno Mustard, made in Kansas
- 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Sliced hamburger dill pickles, Holmes-Made Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles, made in Kansas are delish
- 1 lb. Dale Family Farms smoked bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1 Tbs. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbs. Dijon or spicy brown mustard
- 1-2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds
Preheat oven to 350°
Leaving the packages of rolls intact, cut each of horizontally in half, then arrange each sheet of bottom halves across the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish. (Reserve the top sheets of rolls for later in the recipe.) Sprinkle the rolls with 1 cup shredded cheese.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef with the diced onion until the beef is fully cooked throughout (no longer pink and 165 degrees F internal temperature) and onions are tender and translucent, crumbling the beef as it cooks. Remove the skillet from the heat and drain all fats from the beef mixture.
Return the skillet to the burner over medium heat and stir in the tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper; stir until well combined and heated throughout, 2-3 minutes.
Spoon the prepared beef mixture evenly over the cheese and the rolls in the baking dish, then top the beef mixture with the remaining cup of shredded cheese. Sprinkle the cooked, chopped bacon over the cheese, then top with sliced pickles. Lastly, add the reserved sheets of rolls as the top and final layer of the sliders.
In a small bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Drizzle this butter mixture over the sliders, then sprinkle the sliders with sesame seeds.
Bake sliders, uncovered, until golden brown and heated throughout , 23-25 minutes. Slice sliders apart and serve at once!
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