Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake Recipe
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Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake Recipe

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I created this dish to fill two pans because these sliders disappear fast. Just cut the recipe in half if you only want to make one batch. —Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 2 packages (18 ounces each) Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with garlic and onion, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 slider: 430 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 668mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Without separating rolls, cut each package of rolls horizontally in half; arrange bottom halves in two greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Sprinkle each pan of rolls with 1 cup cheese. Bake 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomatoes, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until combined.
  3. Spoon beef mixture evenly over rolls; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Top with bacon. Replace tops. For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl combine butter, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Microwave, covered, on high until butter is melted, stirring occasionally. Pour over rolls; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked sandwiches; prepare and freeze glaze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Pour glaze over buns and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake sandwiches as directed, increasing time by 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.
    Yield: 2 dozen.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Here in our Test Kitchen, we adore this sweet and savory combination! If you want a more classic burger flavor, just use a package of dinner rolls in place of the Hawaiian rolls.
  • Lighten up! Use ground turkey in place of ground beef and halve the glaze.
  • These make fantastic party fare. Dishes of ingredients can be assembled ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Just glaze and bake the day of your event. You may need 5 to 10 minutes more baking time to take the chill off.
  • Originally published as Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake in Make & Take Cookbook Bookazine 2016, p9

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    justmbeth User ID: 1196484 265644
    Reviewed May. 7, 2017

    "Oh my yum! Very good slider recipe. I was a bit weary considering the ground beef was crumbled rather than formed into patties. You really couldn't tell the difference. Wonderful flavor!"

    Romans623 User ID: 7804098 265210
    Reviewed Apr. 27, 2017

    "Why can't I save this to my recipe box?"

    PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 263996
    Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

    "This was a very yummy recipe! I cut the recipe in half and wound up putting it in a 9 1/2 x 9 1/2" baking pan and worked out well. The package of rolls I had were only 16 oz, so that might be why it fit better in that pan. Instead of ground beef, I used ground turkey. Also, instead of cooking & crumbling bacon, I just used real bacon bits. I didn't have enough onion, so I chopped up some leftover red bell pepper. This was so good. Only slight problem was that the bottom of the burgers was a little soggy/gummy. Next time I think I'll cook the bottom a little longer in the first step. I also only cooked the full recipe for about 15 minutes. Any longer and I think the tops would have burned. Will definitely make this one again!"

    aug2295 User ID: 4631582 263639
    Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

    "This was super awesomely delicious. (Yes, I needed all those adjectives). I cut the butter by half and the bacon by a third to cut the fat and calories a bit, though it was still decadent. I can tell you, it was awesome with the reductions."

    JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 261512
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

    "I only made 1 pan and regretted it after taking the first bite. Definitely will make both next time! I used minced dried onion, pureed the diced tomatoes and used thin slices of cheddar instead of shredded."

    MY REVIEW User ID: 6692599 260920
    Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

    "Just made these for Super Bowl Party. Biggest hit of the night! Made them exactly as recipe indicated. I made the meat the night before, so on game day all I had to do was assemble. The glaze is the best, do not leave it off. Also I made 12 at a time, which is so convenient, Had late arrivals to the party so I just whipped up the next 12 and served them hot 2 hours after the first batch and when I put them on the table everyone jumped up for more! Hubby wants them for dinner soon!"

    Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 260913
    Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

    "Oh my goodness, these are REALLY good. The guys literally devoured them! I made a couple of adjustments, but not many. I used regular petite diced tomatoes so I added about four cloves of chopped fresh garlic along with the ground beef and onion mixture and added two tablespoons of ketchup into that mix as well. I halved the glaze, but kept the brown sugar the same. This is a great dish for game days, potlucks, anything! Don't omit the glaze ~ and I used butter to grease the baking pans. The bread soaks up the buttery goodness and the end result is fantastic!"

    cindiak User ID: 221828 260249
    Reviewed Jan. 25, 2017

    "These were amazing and so easy to make. Will definitely make them again!"

    shannondobos User ID: 5115022 259301
    Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

    "These were SO good. I slightly altered the glaze to use 1/2 the butter, leaving the other quantities the same. They were still unbelievably amazing, and a tiny bit healthier than using the full cup of butter. The leftovers were also fantastic. These are messy to eat, but worth every single drip of ooey gooey deliciousness! This is going into my regular rotation of party foods."

    redhummert User ID: 4316524 258014
    Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

    "Really delish. I left the tomatoes out and used regular buns. This was the first time I've made sliders and my family just loved them. Thanks for sharing your recipe!"

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