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Bacon & Cheese Meatball Sliders Recipe
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Bacon & Cheese Meatball Sliders Recipe

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Sliders are a fun and popular snack. These mini burgers will please both kids and adults. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + standing Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 12 frozen bread dough dinner rolls
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper or green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 slices process American cheese, cut into quarters

Nutritional Facts

4 sliders equals 612 calories, 25 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 187 mg cholesterol, 1834 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 42 g protein.


  1. Thaw dough according to package directions. Cut each roll in half; reshape portions into balls. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover with clean kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
  2. Uncover dough; gently press to flatten slightly. Whisk egg and water; brush over tops. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the first five kabob ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 24 patties. On 24 metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread patties, red pepper and onion, inserting patties sideways.
  4. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill kabobs, covered, over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until patties are no longer pink. Remove from the grill; immediately top patties with cheese. Cut buns in half; assemble sliders. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bacon & Cheese Meatball Sliders in Cookouts Recipe Cards 2012 2012

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Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"This is a great basic recipe for simple sliders. They have a lot of flavor for so few ingredients. They are a blank canvas that you can build a TON of flavor on."

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