Whip up a batch of Roast Beef Sliders for a quick and satisfying meal! Packed with tender roast beef, melted cheddar, and a blend of seasonings, these sliders are baked on Hawaiian sweet rolls for the perfect bite. Enjoy a fast lunch or a tasty main course!
Oven-baked sliders are one of the best ways to enjoy bite-sized sandwiches packed with different flavors. You’ll cut a pack of Hawaiian slider rolls in half. Layer with meat, cheese, sauces, and toppings, then brush a buttery seasoning blend on top. Bake until the cheese is melted and the sandwich is warmed through, and serve as an appetizer for a party, the Super Bowl, or as a main course.
You can make oven-baked sliders in SO many ways, but we love making them with roast beef and cheddar! The meaty flavor of the beef pairs well with sharp cheddar, which is complemented by sweet caramelized onions and A1 steak sauce for a restaurant-quality sandwich made right at home that you can easily customize!
Hawaiian Slider Rolls
What makes these sliders stand out are sweet Hawaiian slider rolls. They have a distinct sweet flavor due to the addition of pineapple juice or brown sugar in the dough. This sweetness contrasts well with savory fillings, like roast beef and cheese, balancing the flavors. The rolls' soft, fluffy texture also makes them easy to bite, and their size is perfect for party platters or individual servings!
Making these roast beef sliders is simple and quick. Just cut the Hawaiian rolls, add cheese, roast beef, onions, and sauce, then cover with more cheese and the roll tops. Brush with a seasoned butter mixture and bake for 15 minutes until golden and melted. In no time, you'll have delicious sliders ready to serve!
Easy Roast Beef and Cheddar Sliders
- Roast beef sliders are perfect for busy weeknights or last-minute appetizers.
- The combination of juicy roast beef and sharp cheddar provides a comforting and flavorful taste that goes so well together.
- Hawaiian rolls add a slight sweetness to each bite, creating a perfect contrast with the savory meat and cheese.
- The recipe is easily scalable, making it easy to feed a crowd or adjust to smaller gatherings.
- With minimal prep and a short cooking time, you'll have a delicious meal on the table in under 30 minutes.
- These versatile sliders allow you to add your favorite toppings or sauces and customize them to your liking.
Ingredients You’ll Need For Roast Beef Sliders
- Kings Hawaiian Sweet Slider Rolls - Serve as the base and top of the sliders, providing a slightly sweet, soft, and fluffy texture that complements the savory fillings.
- Olive Oil - Used to sauté the onions, it adds a subtle flavor and helps caramelize them to a golden perfection.
- Yellow Onion - When caramelized, it brings a natural sweetness and depth of flavor, enhancing the overall savoriness of the sliders.
- Minced Garlic - Adds a pungent and aromatic flavor, giving the sliders a slight kick.
- Cheddar Cheese - Melts into a creamy, tangy layer, adding a rich and sharp contrast to the sweet rolls and savory beef.
- Roast Beef - The main protein, providing a tender and flavorful filling that's both hearty and satisfying.
- A1 Sauce - Gives a tangy and slightly sweet flavor, adding depth and a unique taste that complements the roast beef.
- Melted Butter - Brushed on the rolls, it adds a rich, buttery finish and helps the tops brown and crisp up in the oven.
- Seasonings (Italian Seasoning, onion powder, black pepper) - This blend enhances the overall flavor with herbal notes from the Italian seasoning, a slight pungency from the onion powder, and a mild heat from the black pepper.
How To Make Roast Beef Sliders
Prepare for baking: Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut the rolls: Using a serrated or sharp knife, carefully cut the rolls in half lengthwise so there are two big pieces, a top, and a bottom. Place the bottom half on the prepared baking sheet.
Carmelize the onions: Add the olive oil to a large skillet. Heat to medium. Add the sliced onions and garlic once the oil is warmed. Saute for 10-15 minutes until the onions are browned and caramelized. Set aside.
Layer the ingredients: Evenly distribute the cheese slices on the bottom layer of the slider rolls. Top with roast beef slices and caramelized onions, and then pour A1 sauce. Top with the rest of the cheese, then add the top layer of rolls.
Top with seasoned butter: In a medium bowl, add butter, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix until well combined and brush over the top of the rolls.
Bake and enjoy: Add the sandwiches to the preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the sandwiches are warmed through. Cut into individual sandwiches before serving, and enjoy!
- Slice the Hawaiian rolls in one go by keeping them attached, ensuring the fillings stay in properly.
- Heat olive oil on medium heat before adding onions to achieve perfect caramelization without burning. Stir the onions frequently.
- Layer cheddar cheese both under and over the roast beef to ensure every bite is packed with gooey, melted goodness.
- Use thinly sliced roast beef to make the sliders easier to bite into and to distribute the meat more evenly.
- Combine the melted butter and seasonings thoroughly before brushing to ensure each roll gets an even coating of flavor.
- Use a pastry brush to apply the butter mixture to the rolls.
- Bake the sliders until the tops are golden brown to add a slight crunch that contrasts the soft interior.
- Let the sliders rest for a couple of minutes after baking to allow the cheese to set slightly, making them easier to cut and serve.
Flavor Variations and Substitutions
- Swap cheddar cheese with Swiss or Provolone for a milder taste or Pepper Jack for a spicy kick.
- Replace roast beef with thinly sliced turkey or ham for a different protein choice.
- Add grilled onions instead of caramelized for a smokier, charred flavor that adds depth to the sliders.
- Use crispy onions on top of the roast beef for a crunch and an onion flavor that pops.
- Spread Dijon mustard on the inside of the rolls before adding the other ingredients for a tangy, sharp twist.
- Incorporate a layer of fresh spinach or arugula under the cheese for a peppery, nutritious addition.
- Drizzle a bit of honey over the roast beef for a sweet and savory flavor contrast that enhances the overall taste.
- Sprinkle a dash of smoked paprika into the butter mixture for an added layer of smoky warmth.
- Garnish the finished sliders with fresh chopped herbs like parsley or chives for a pop of color and freshness.
Storing & Freezing
Storing: Cool the sliders to room temperature, then place them in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freezing: Wrap each slider individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 1 month.
Reheating: Thaw sliders in the refrigerator if frozen. For best results, reheat in an oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until heated through. Or microwave on medium for 1-2 minutes.
Ensure you're not overcooking the sliders, and add a bit more sauce or butter to keep them moist. Covering them with foil while baking can also help retain moisture.
Purchase pre-sliced roast beef from the deli counter, or if slicing at home, partially freeze the beef to firm it up, making it easier to slice thinly and evenly.
Assemble the sliders without the final butter and seasoning topping, cover, and refrigerate for 24 hours. Add the topping and bake as directed when you're ready to cook.
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Roast Beef Sliders
- 15 x 10 inch baking sheet
- Preheat the oven to 350℉ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise. Place the bottom half on a baking sheet.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the sliced onions and garlic for 10-15 minutes or until caramelized.
- Place six slice of cheese on the bottom half of the Hawaiian rolls.
- Add the roast beef and caramelized onions, and pour A1 sauce over everything.
- Place the remaining cheese on top and top half of the rolls.
- In a medium bowl, add butter, Italian seasoning, onion powder, and black pepper. Mix until well combined and brush over the top of the rolls.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
- Slice before serving and enjoy!
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