Cheeseburgers are a staple in our household. I want to say that we make cheeseburgers – or a variation thereof – at least once a week.
The most recent time the kids requested cheeseburgers, I wanted to try something different. We had been in a funk of making just regular ‘ole cheeseburgers for a while and it was time to switch things up.
Slider rolls and Hawaiian rolls are also something that we keep on hand at all times. So why not make a new slider version of a cheeseburger? Then why not make it Sloppy Joe style?
Sloppy Joe Cheeseburger Sliders – what’s not to love?
They are your classic cheeseburger taste, just made with chopped beef instead then baked in the oven to melt the cheese and toast the buns.
Start by preheating your oven to 400° F and lightly coating a 9 x 13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or lining with foil.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the diced onion and ground beef. Cook and chop the beef finely while cooking. Season with salt and pepper.
While the beef is cooking, slice the slider buns, or dinner rolls, or Hawaiian rolls in half. Place the bottoms on the bottom of the 9 x 13 pan.
Once the beef is cooked through, remove from heat and stir in the relish, ketchup, and sriracha sauce. Feel free to also add a little mustard if you want. Spicy mustard is my jam.
Scoop the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the rolls in the baking dish. I have found that my cupcake scoop made for the perfect amount of beef on each roll. Then, top each with a slice of cheese.
I used regular American cheese for these just because I love the way it melts for burgers and it’s also one of my kids favorite cheeses. You can, of course use a different cheese if you prefer. Swiss, Cheddar, Jalapeno Cheddar, Provolone, Jack or really any cheese you would like.
Add the top of the buns and bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the tops of the buns are toasted.
Remove from oven and let cool for a couple minutes before slicing apart and serving.
Serve with a side of fries or tots!
Sloppy Joe Cheeseburger Sliders
- 20 dinner rolls
- 1 medium yellow onion diced
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1/3 cup dill relish
- 2 tsp sriracha sauce
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 10 slices American cheese or shredded
- Preheat oven to 400° F and lightly coat 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large skillet, add diced onion and ground beef. Cook, stirring and breaking apart the beef, occasionally until cooked through; about 6-8 minutes.
- While the beef is cooking, slice the slider rolls in half and place the bottoms in the bottom of the baking dish.
- When the beef is done, remove from heat and stir in the dill relish, ketchup, and sriracha sauce.
- Scoop the mixture onto the top of the bottom buns and then top evenly with cheese. Add the tops of the buns and place in the oven.
- Bake at 400° F for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the buns are toasted.
- Remove from oven, let cool for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.