Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

A slightly sweet and garlicky glaze on these Hawaiian Roll Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders makes the best slider recipe! We’re always looking for easy ground beef recipes and these easy sliders take a burger to the next level.

Baked bacon cheeseburger sliders on Hawaiian rolls with a sweet garlic glaze

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

Ground beef is made better by mixing in dry mustard, salt, pepper, and shredded cheddar cheese. This hamburger mixture is topped with chopped bacon and slices of cheddar cheese on slider rolls.

Only four common ingredients make a sweet and flavorful glaze that enhances soft Hawaiian rolls. Melted butter helps dissolve the brown sugar, Italian seasoning, and granulated garlic and move it all over the top of the rolls.

Lightly seasoned loose meat with cheddar cheese stirred in and melted on top with freshly crumbled bacon makes a meat lover’s dream slider. We love meaty sliders like our Pulled Pork Slider and Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar Sliders.

We love the Bacon Cheeseburger combination in our meatloaf so much we used it as the inspiration for this recipe. The glaze for the slider rolls came from our BBQ Chicken Sliders.

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Top of baked Hawaiian roll sliders

Toasty baked sliders make a great family meal all year round. We enjoy these for an easy dinner or as a heavy appetizer at parties. Just like our Taco Ring this is a great recipe to use up the ground beef in our freezer.

Easy Sliders with Ground Beef

Pull apart cheeseburger sliders combine our favorite ingredients to sandwich between sweet Hawaiian rolls.

We really make the bacon flavors pop by frying the bacon and then cooking the ground beef in the bacon grease. The fat is drained before seasoning and adding cheese to the beef.

This recipe can be changed up by using our Gourmet Bacon Butter for the glaze. It sounds fancy, but is super easy to make!

Ground beef marries well with so many flavors. From the vegetables and cheese in our Philly Cheesesteak Sliders to the mushrooms in our Mushroom Swiss Burger Sliders.

Pull apart bacon cheeseburger slider on a white plate

Another bacon cheeseburger variation that I look forward to trying is this Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole from Chef Alli.

Ingredients Needed

  • Hawaiian slider rolls
  • Lean ground beef
  • Bacon
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded and slices
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dry mustard
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Italian seasoning
  • Minced garlic
Stack of the best bacon cheeseburger sliders

How to Make Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

Slice Hawaiian rolls in half, but keep them all attached. Line a 9×13″ baking dish with foil and preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly toasting bottom half of rolls is optional while the meat is cooking.

Fry bacon, then set bacon aside on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Cook ground beef in bacon drippings. Once beef is cooked through drain.

Season beef with salt, pepper, dry mustard. Then sprinkle in shredded cheese and allow to soften, melting is not necessary.

Spread cooked ground beef over bottom half of slider rolls. Then sprinkle crumbled bacon on top.

Add slices of cheese. Put tops of sliders back on the sandwich and mix up glaze ingredients. Spoon or brush over the rolls.

Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the rolls are lightly browned. Use a serrated knife to cut sliders apart for a cleaner look or just pull apart and enjoy!

What Kind of Buns to Use for Sliders

King’s Hawaiian rolls or Hawaiian rolls of similar size and thickness work best to make sweet cheeseburger sliders. We find that store brand Hawaiian rolls typically aren’t as thick or as big which can throw of the proportion of meat and topping used in the recipe.

Tips & Tricks

  • Fully cook ground beef before spreading on sliders
  • Loose meat is much quicker to use on sliders than patties
  • If patties are desired preformed patties could be cut into smaller pieces instead of forming each one by hand
  • Leave rolls hooked together to save time while preparing and baking
  • Precooked bacon bits can be used, but frying bacon and then making ground beef in the bacon drippings adds so much flavor
  • For very mild palates cut the amount of granulated garlic and Italian seasoning in the glaze in half
  • Shredded cheese OR slices of cheese can be doubled for a very cheesy cheeseburger slider
  • To add even more flavor add some Homemade Burger Sauce on top of the cheese
Cheesy ground beef with bacon on a slider roll

More Yummy Slider Recipes

Ham, Swiss & Ranch Party Sliders are made with honey ham and melted cheese sitting on delicious ranch dressing on a sweet Hawaiian roll to make the best sliders.

Chicken, Bacon & Ranch Sliders also use lunchmeat for another twist on some of our favorite flavors.

Air Fryer Pizza Sliders are my go-to meal when I don’t know what else to make. This is a tried and true favorite!

Italian BMT Sliders are inspired by the Subway classic and are easy to make at home!

Close up bacon cheeseburger slider

Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders

Servings 12 sliders
Author: Jennifer
A slightly sweet and garlicky glaze on these Hawaiian Roll Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders makes the best slider recipe! We're always looking for easy ground beef recipes and these easy sliders take a burger to the next level.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Hawaiian roll sliders
  • 5 slices bacon cooked & crumbled
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese

Glaze

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9×13 pan with foil and preheat oven to 350°F. Slice slider rolls in half and toast bottom half if desired.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet. Set aside on paper towls and crumble or chop.
  • Brown bround beef in bacon drippings. Cook beef until pink is gone; drain.
  • Turn heat to low and season with salt, pepper and dry mustard. Stir in shredded cheese for 1 minute.
  • Spread ground beef mixture on bottom half of slider rolls. Sprinkle bacon on top. Add slices of cheddar cheese and replace top half of rolls.
  • Melt butter and stir in brown sugar, Italian seasoning and minced garlic. Spoon or brush over the tops of the sliders. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until rolls are lightly browned and cheese is melted. Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

  • Fully cook ground beef before spreading on sliders
  • Leave rolls hooked together to save time while preparing and baking
  • Precooked bacon bits can be used, but frying bacon and then making ground beef in the bacon drippings adds so much flavor
  • For very mild palates cut amount of granulated garlic and Italian seasoning in the glaze in half
  • Shredded cheese OR slices of cheese can be doubled for a very cheesy cheeseburger slider

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Nutrition

Calories: 288kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 17gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 421mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 282IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Plowing Through Life” is not a dietitian or nutrition professional. Any nutritional information shared is an estimate and can vary greatly depending on specific products are used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator of your choice.

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5 Comments

  1. Tammy Wagner says:

    Made these for my grandson’s college graduation party. They were a huge hit. I did add onions and a little more dry mustard to the meat mixture but kept the rest of the recipe the same. The brown sugar/butter topping carmelized and got crunchy. The few that were left over were just as good warmed up the next day.

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      5 stars
      LOVE hearing this! Glad you had a great party to celebrate your grandson and really appreciate you sharing this! Thanks so much!

  2. Hello- love this recipe. Can I prepare it all the day before my party and bake it the next day?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Great question! I think you could definitely brown the meat and get ingredients ready, but I think the buns would get soggy with the meat setting on it. But I honestly haven’t tested this method, so please let me know if you do. Hope you enjoy. Thanks 🙂

  3. Jan'L Sappington says:

    5 stars
    My family LoVe’s these!! I double the batch and we still gobble them up with little to no leftovers!

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