Get ready for a flavor-packed twist on classic cheeseburgers with our Cheesy Ground Beef Sliders! These simple sliders are kicked up a notch with warm seasonings, fresh veggies, and plenty of ooey-gooey cheese! Baked to perfection in the oven, they’re not only quick to prepare but also ideal for meal prep and feeding a hungry crowd.

Cheese ground beef sliders with a side of ketchup.

With savory ground beef, melted cheese oozing from every corner, and the freshness of crisp veggies, these sliders are always a hit!

Small Size, Big Flavor: Why You’ll Love These Cheesy Ground Beef Sliders

Cheeseburger sliders are the ultimate crowd-pleasing recipe! Who can ever say no to beefy cheesy goodness? 

Plus, unlike classic burgers that cook one by one on the grill or stove, sliders can easily be assembled in bulk. That means that prep time is minimal, cook time is quick, and the total time is about 30 minutes! 

Even better, these sliders can easily be prepared in advance and reheat well. As a result, they’re great for stress-free parties and meal prep. Pair them with your favorite sides, and you’ve got a meal that’s suitable for all occasions from weeknight dinners to game days and family barbecues! 

What is the Difference Between a Slider and a Burger? 

The primary difference between the two is their size. Sliders are meant to be smaller and contain less meat than full-sized burgers. They get their name because they’re meant to “slide right down.”

Ingredients You’ll Need

Below is an overview of the ingredients for this recipe. Check out the recipe card below for the complete details and nutrition information! 

  • Beef – We recommend using lean ground beef, 90 percent or leaner. Fattier varieties will work, but you’ll need to drain the fat to prevent the sliders from becoming soggy. 
  • Veggies – Yellow onion, green onion green pepper, and garlic elevate these sliders from standard burgers, adding flavor, texture, and nutrients. 
  • Seasonings – Salt, pepper, paprika, and dried oregano add a savory flavor with a touch of heat. 
  • Worcestershire Sauce – This adds a nice smokiness to the sliders. 
  • Mayonnaise – This helps bind the meat mixture and adds a rich, tangy taste. If you don’t have mayonnaise, Greek yogurt will also work. 
  • Sandwich Buns – Use slider buns, King’s Hawaiian buns, or regular-sized hamburger buns if preferred. Any variety will work. 
  • Cheese – A combination of pepper jack cheese and Colby jack cheese makes these cheeseburger sliders incredibly gooey and oh-so-delicious! Feel free to substitute American cheese or cheddar cheese if preferred.
  • Sesame Seeds – Technically optional, these add a subtle nutty taste and give the buns just a bit of crunch. 

Skip the Grill with This Easy Cheeseburger Sliders Recipe

  1. Brown the meat. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Then, add the beef, and cook, breaking it apart with a meat masher or wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink. Drain the excess fat. 
  2. Add the veggies. Reduce the heat to medium, and add the chopped onions and green peppers. Sauté until the vegetables are soft. 
  3. Season. Add the salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Sauté until fragrant. Then, remove the skillet from the heat, and stir in the mayonnaise. 
  4. Layer. Arrange the bottom half of the buns in a buttered baking dish. Add the pepper jack cheese slices followed by the browned beef mixture. Sprinkle the shredded Colby Jack on top, and top the burgers with the top half of the buns. 
  5. Top. Brush the buns with melted butter and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. 
  6. Bake. Cover the baking dish with foil, and transfer it to a preheated oven. Bake until the cheese is melted and the buns are golden brown. 
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A cheesy ground beef slider being lifted from a baking dish.

Serving Suggestions

These sliders make for a great appetizer on their own. However, if you want to turn them into a complete meal, try adding sides like sweet potato fries, chips, potato salad, pasta salad, or a side salad. 

And don’t forget dipping sauces! Create a condiment bar with options like ketchup, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, burger sauce, and barbecue sauce.

Side view of a cheeseburger slider.

Common Questions About This Ground Beef Sliders Recipe

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

Yes! Feel free to assemble the sliders, cover the baking dish, and store them in the fridge for one to two days. When you’re ready to serve, allow the sliders to come to room temperature for about 15 minutes, and bake as usual. 

Can I double the recipe? 

Yes. However, you’ll likely need to use two baking dishes or a large sheet pan.

How should I reheat leftovers? 

Arrange leftover sliders on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for eight to ten minutes or until they’re heated through. 

Can I freeze cheeseburger sliders? 

Yes, wrap individual sliders with plastic wrap, and transfer them to a sealable bag or airtight container. They will stay fresh in the freezer for up to two months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating. 

More Ways to Use Ground Beef

We love a meal packed with protein and ground beef is one of our favorite choices. Check out some of our other favorite beefy recipes:

Cheesy ground beef sliders.

Cheesy Ground Beef Sliders

5 from 6 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Make these cheesy ground beef sliders in about 30 minutes for a flavor-loaded, crowd-pleasing appetizer or main course!

Ingredients  

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper finely diced
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 regular sandwich buns OR 12 slider buns
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet over high heat, cook the ground beef, breaking it apart with a meat masher or wooden spoon until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
    1 pound lean ground beef
  • Reduce heat to medium and add chopped onions and green peppers. Sauté until vegetables are softened, about 6-8 minutes.
    1 medium yellow onion, 1 green pepper, 1/2 cup green onions
  • Season with salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce. Sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Remove from heat and stir in mayonnaise.
    Salt to taste, Black pepper to taste, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 2 garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Butter the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish.
  • Arrange the bottom half of the buns in the baking dish. Top with pepper jack cheese slices, followed by the beef mixture. Sprinkle shredded Colby Jack cheese over the beef, then cover with the top half of the buns.
    6 regular sandwich buns OR 12 slider buns, 6 slices pepper jack cheese, 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
    Cheese and beef being layered on slider buns in a baking dish.
  • Brush the tops of the buns with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    2 Tablespoons melted butter, 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
    Unbaked ground beef sliders with cheese in a baking dish.
  • Cover the dish with foil. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the buns are golden brown.
    Baked cheesy ground beef sliders in a baking dish.
  • Serve hot, and enjoy the delicious cheesy ground beef burgers!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are so delicious and a great alternative to a typical burger! The only thing I would change is that the tops were pretty greasy and so the sesame seeds didn’t stay put. Other than that, so yummy!

  2. Loved these! I made them for my family tonight just as directed, tho I added some cooked bacon to each bun!

    Thanks ladies, for another great meal!!