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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 want to make only one batch. —Nick Iverson, Denver, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 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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    • Autumn
      Jan 27, 2021

      This dish is fairly easy to make, just takes some prep work before baking. The only change we make is leaving out the sesame seeds. So yummy!

    • gremaux
      Nov 19, 2020

      No comment left

    • FC
      Sep 17, 2020

      For a bunch of teenage boys, This was a hit! I read the comments and modified by brushing the glaze on the bread and not pouring it. Was not soggy at all and is a great new recipe to add to the rotation.

    • Diane
      Sep 8, 2020

      The bottoms were soggy. I think I will cut back on the amount of glaze.

    • Darlene
      Aug 20, 2020

      No comment left

    • Ryan
      Jul 29, 2020

      The ‘glaze’ made the bottom buns extremely soggy. It also caramelized the bottom of the pan, and scorched the top of the buns. I would adjust cooking time if making it with the glaze. Half of these went down the drain because they were not edible. The inside tasted great, but unfortunately the bread was ruined. Wouldn’t make this again

    • Kathleen
      Jul 6, 2020

      My family loves! This is a Favorite at my house.

    • 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!