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Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Sliders

Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Sliders. A terrific way to feed the crowd at parties, cookouts, while tailgating or just for a casual pot luck dinner.
Course Appetizer/Party Food
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16 sliders
Calories 114 kcal


For the slider patties

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ small red onion finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 tbsp hot sauce optional
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seed

For the Molasses BBQ Sauce

  • One 14 ounce can plain tomato sauce
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup fancy molasses
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper optional or to taste
  • 1 tbsp ground fennel seed
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground dry oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
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To prepare the Molasses Barbecue Sauce

  1. Simply simmer all ingredients together very slowly for about a half hour, stirring often.
  2. If made ahead of time, reheat the sauce to boiling when ready to pour over the slider patties.

To prepare the slider patties.

  1. Sauté the garlic and onions in 2 tbsp olive oil until softened. Add to the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  2. Form the mixture into 16 small patties and fry in a little oil until completely cooked.
  3. Place in a roasting pan and cover the patties with some heated barbecue sauce.
  4. Place on a 200 degree oven for half an hour before serving on toasted dinner rolls with melted cheddar and crisp cooked smoked bacon.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Bacon Cheddar Sliders
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 406mg18%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.