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Bacon Cheeseburger Slider Bake

I created this dish to fill two pans because these cheeseburger sliders disappear fast. Just cut the slider burgers recipe in half if you only want to make one batch. —Nick Iverson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2 packages (17 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
  • GLAZE:
  • 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 2 greased 13x9-in. baking pans. Sprinkle each pan of rolls with 1 cup cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and onion is tender, breaking up beef into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain. Stir in tomatoes, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until combined, 1-2 minutes.
  • 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, until golden brown and heated through, 20-25 minutes.
    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, until cheese is melted and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°.

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.
  • 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.
  • Check out the best burgers for your backyard cookout.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 slider: 380 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.
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    • Beth
      Jun 26, 2020

      Used the Hawaiian rolls sliders. They fit perfectly in the pan and didn't need slicing. Forwent the glaze as well. Delicious. Definite do again.

    • Robin
      Jun 21, 2020

      My family

    • Teresa
      Jun 21, 2020

      We loved this oven sliders they were so good. Thank you!

    • sd20
      Jun 7, 2020

      Good but we have other sliders we like better.

    • ryan
      May 25, 2020

      Thee Best! I would go double to triple on the glaze. The glaze is what makes this recipe folks, so good. The bottom rolls can be a bit soggy, so less cheese on the bottom rolls and or aluminum foil under them.

    • asnunez
      Mar 26, 2020

      While the concept is a great one, no one would eat these after taking a bite or two. The bottoms were extremely sogged out to the point of goop. Sorry, but We will not be making these again.

    • Kisha
      Feb 22, 2020

      Made this for my family and they loved it, love trying new recipes an challenging myself! Thanks Taste Of Home, From The King and Evans Family.

    • melissa
      Feb 9, 2020

      I wish there was a higher rating than 5 stars!!! This is a great hit whenever I make it. It is better than you can imagine!!

    • kredhead
      Jan 21, 2020

      Brioche buns worked well when Hawaiian sweet buns became hard to find. Flavorful, easy to eat, will make again. I used 1 large glass pan for the whole shebang.

    • angcy
      Nov 27, 2019

      My boys are not hamburger eater but they love this dish.