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Sausage Sliders with Cran-Apple Slaw Recipe

Sausage Sliders with Cran-Apple Slaw Recipe

The best things come in small packages, as these tasty sliders prove. With a filling this good, you’ll want to have a fork on hand for any yummy tidbits that get away. —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2/3 cup coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • 1/3 cup chopped apple
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 4 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese, halved
  • 8 dinner rolls, halved and toasted
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 8 lettuce leaves


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Chill until serving.
  • 2. Shape sausage into eight patties. In a large skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, adding cheese slices during the last 1-2 minutes of cooking time.
  • 3. Spread rolls with mustard; top each with a sausage patty, lettuce and 2 tablespoons coleslaw mixture. Replace roll tops. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 sliders equals 672 calories, 43 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 107 mg cholesterol, 1,250 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.