- 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 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Reviews forBacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"These were amazing and so easy to make. Will definitely make them again!"
"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."
"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!"
"HUGE hit with everyone! And as another said, I have been requested to make them for every football game too! They are so good exactly as written and so simple!"
"I'm planning to make these for dinner tonight, but my daughter wants them for her school packed lunch. Do these make good leftovers for lunch the next day?"