Easy Barbecue Cheeseburger Sliders


  • Author: Christine at
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These ground beef sliders are smothered in melted cheese and barbecue sauce for an easy made in the oven crowd favorite!



  • 3 pounds ground beef 
  • salt and pepper 
  • 12 soft slider rolls
  • 6 slices american cheese
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves. torn into 3 pieces each
  • 1/2 cup homemade barbecue sauce, or favorite bottled sauce
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 12 dill pickle slices


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Spread out the ground beef on a rimmed 13 x 18 inch baking sheet, end to end. No need to grease the pan.
  3. Place on center rack of oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and pour off fat.
  5. Using a pizza wheel or sharp knife, cut the cooked beef into 12 slider bun sized portions. 
  6. Place the cheese right on top of the cut slider patties. The patties should be touching together on the pan.  Return to the hot oven to melt the cheese.
  7. Separate the slider buns, place each half on a sheet pan and lightly toast in the oven with the melting cheese.
  8. Place the pan on the bottom rack until the buns are heated and slightly crisped. The buns should still be soft inside.
  9. Remove buns from the oven and top each bottom bun with a torn lettuce leaf.
  10. Transfer one slider patty with melted cheese to each.
  11. Add a dollop of barbecue sauce on top of the cheese, then add pickle and red onion. Finish by replacing the top of the bun.


73% ground beef was used for this recipe

Keywords: Barbecue Cheeseburger Slider