Beef Essentials: Ooey/Gooey Short Rib Sliders

Andy Anderson !


This is one of the items I will be serving at our Labor Day party. They are ooey/gooey delicious. I made mine with smoked beef short ribs; however, you could experiment with other items, and make it your own.

All I can say is that they are, so yummy.

FYI: Do not forget to bring a lot of napkins.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
30 Min



  • 1 lb
    beef short ribs, cooked and shredded
  • 12
    slider buns, homemade or store bought
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    bbq sauce, homemade or store bought
  • 12 - 14 slice
    bread & butter pickles
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 - 4 slice
    colby or cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted, melted

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    a good coleslaw for serving
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    white pepper, cayenne, or red pepper flakes, for a bit of heat
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    lots and lots of napkins

How to Make Beef Essentials: Ooey/Gooey Short Rib Sliders


  2. I am using beef short ribs that I smoked for 16 hours. There are a lot of ways that you can smoke beef… or you could just bake them in the oven, and shred the beef after they cook. As a matter of fact, you can buy shredded beef from you grocer, or a local BBQ restaurant. It is up to you.
  3. Here is what my short ribs looked like, after they came out of the smoker.
  4. If you are in the market for a good homemade BBQ sauce, this is one of my favorites. However, if I am going “store-bought” one of my favorite brands is Sweet Baby Rays.
    Condiment Essentials: Tableside Pork BBQ Sauce
  5. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  6. Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 300f (150c).
  7. Slice the buns in half.
  8. Chef’s Tip: Since the bottom of the buns are going to have to hold the sauce, make them a bit thicker than the top.
  9. Chef’s Note: These buns came as a group, so I kept them together, and sliced through the middle. After they cook, I will cut them up for serving.
  10. Slather the bottom buns, and then add the pickles. As you can see, I like my sliders sloppy.
  11. Add the parmesan cheese.
  12. Chef’s Note: If you are going to add any additional spices, do it now.
  13. Add the colby or cheddar cheese.
  14. Add the tops, and then brush with the melted butter.
  15. Add to a baking dish, and cover with foil.
  16. Place into the preheated oven, and bake until they are warmed through, and the cheese is melted and gooey, about 30 minutes.
  18. Slice, and serve while nice and warm, with some coleslaw or other items on the side. Enjoy.
  19. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Beef Essentials: Ooey/Gooey Short Rib Sliders

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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