Easy Grilled Sliders: These are the perfect summer appetizer. All made on the grill! Cook the slider filling in one block that's the same size as your rolls and then assemble them! Genius and delicious! | macheesmo.com
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Easy Grilled Sliders

This grilled sliders recipe is one of those that has been banging around inside my head for the summer. To be honest, it seemed too easy and I figured I’d probably hit some roadblock and not end up posting it. But, the first time I tried it, it turned out beautifully so here we are!

Turns out you can grill essentially one large burger that’s shaped to be exactly the size of the buns you are using and make really delicious grilled sliders. Toppings are your call, but I like to keep it classic: cheese, mustard, pickles. Nothing fancy!

Three or four of these with a little salad actually makes a great meal or you can serve them as a hearty appetizer for any outdoor party. Impress your friends with your slider skills!

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12 sliders
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Just a moment please...

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Easy Grilled Sliders

These are the perfect summer appetizer. All made on the grill! Cook the slider filling in one block that’s the same size as your rolls and then assemble them! Genius and delicious!

Ingredients

1 package sweet Hawaiian rolls (12 rolls)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 pound ground beef
6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
Stone ground mustard
Pickles
Salt and pepper
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Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. On a baking sheet, shape ground beef into a slightly larger rectangle than the buns. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut buns in half longwise with a serrated knife. Take the bottom half of the buns and spread a very thin layer of butter on it. Add buns to grill, cut-side down for 30 seconds. Remove.
  3. Top buns with a drizzle of mustard and pickles.
  4. Add beef rectangle to grill. Grill for about 3-4 minutes on the first side. Then flip carefully (might need to use two spatulas). Grill on second side for about 1-2 minutes. Then add cheese. Cover grill.
  5. When cheese is melted, transfer beef off of grill and move it to prepared slider buns. Add top buns and cut up individual sliders.
  6. Serve while warm!

Easy Grilled Sliders

The trick to making this work is to not bother with making 12 little individual patties, but instead make one large one that’s the same size of your buns. I used the King’s Hawaiian buns which are in a convenient rectangle.

Shape your beef into a fairly thin patty that’s slightly larger because it will shrink a bit as it grills. Season the beef really well with salt and pepper.

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Coincidence?!

Your grill should be pretty hot for these. Medium-high heat to high heat. I was worried about my buns getting soggy so I decided to butter them very lightly and grill them. Good idea!

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Hot buns.

On the bottom bun, after grilling it, I drizzled on some mustard and gave each future slider a pickle.

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Some layers.

Now time for the patty! Just slide the whole thing onto your grill and let it grill for 3-4 minutes on the first side. It’s thinner than an average burger so it wont’ take as long to cook.

The hardest part is the flip! I recommend using two spatulas.

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Careful when flipping.

If it falls a part a bit, no worries. It’ll still make good sliders.

Once you flip the slider patty, add your cheese. Lots is good.

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Cheese obvs.

Once your slider patty is off the grill, you can slide it right onto your prepared bun!

Perfect fit right?!

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PERFECT.

Add the top bun and then slice them up!

Pretty hard to beat these grilled sliders! As far as easy recipes go, this one is a must-try in my book!

Easy Grilled Sliders: These are the perfect summer appetizer. All made on the grill! Cook the slider filling in one block that's the same size as your rolls and then assemble them! Genius and delicious! | macheesmo.com

6 comments on “Easy Grilled Sliders

  1. Once again Nick, you’ve knocked it out of the park. I made these last night and they were outstanding, our 6 year old even loved them. I did have to cover half of them with Velveeta though, because, well….melted processed “cheese” is just delicious. :)

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