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baked taco burgers sliders

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Renie Larson
The Villages, FL

I grew up eating taco burgers at a local fast-food restaurant. They no longer make the burger, so I decided to make my own but wanted a smaller slider version. A "funeral sandwich" recipe was my inspiration for developing this slider.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These taco burger sliders could be an easy dinner or a game-day appetizer. Meaty, cheesy, and cheesy with great flavor, they're similar to a loose meat burger with a taco angle. Brushing melted butter on top of the dinner rolls means after baking them, the rolls are golden brown. Simple to throw together, these will be a crowd-pleaser.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 8 -12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked taco burgers sliders

  • 3 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    onion, finely diced
  • 3/4 c
    taco seasoning mix
  • 2 c
  • 1 jar
    mild taco sauce
  • 8 oz
    cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 24
    dinner rolls
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted

How To Make baked taco burgers sliders

  • Boiling ground beef in water.
    In a Dutch oven boil ground beef, in enough water to cover, until no longer pink.
  • Breaking up ground beef while it boils.
    Break beef up into very small pieces as it is cooking. Drain and discard water.
  • Ground beef in a pot with onions and taco seasoning.
    Return ground beef to pan and add the diced onion, taco seasoning mix, and 2 c water.
  • Cooking until liquid is absorbed.
    Mix thoroughly then simmer until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Rolls split in half and on a baking sheet.
    Grease a large cookie sheet. Split all the rolls in half.
  • Taco sauce brushed onto the rolls.
    Spread a thin layer of taco sauce on each half. Lay the bottom halves on the cookie sheet.
  • Cheese and taco meat on top of the rolls.
    Layer the tops of the bottom halves in the following order: 1 tablespoon of grated cheddar and about 3 tablespoons of taco meat.
  • More cheese and top of rolls added.
    Add 1 more tablespoon of grated cheddar and top bun.
  • Brushing melted butter on the rolls.
    Once all 24 rolls are assembled, brush the top of each roll with the melted butter.
  • Covering the rolls with aluminum foil and baking in the oven.
    Cover the rolls with aluminum foil. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  • Foil removed and continuing to bake the rolls.
    Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes.