Margherita Rib Eye Sliders

Mary Shivers


Margherita pizza? Rib eye steak? This recipe combines both in an easy-to-make and delicious slider that is a perfect game day or party food.

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
25 Min
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Wow - big flavor in a small slider. It really is a blending of a fresh Margherita pizza crossed with a juicy rib eye. The combination of fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella is perfection. Mayonnaise mixed with the Parmesan adds a nice creamy texture with a little bit of savoriness. This slider is hearty, juicy and good to the last bite!


1/4 c
2 Tbsp
grated aged Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp
seasoned salt
3/4-inch thick rib eye steaks, well trimmed (8-10 oz. each)
1 tsp
fine sea salt
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp
finely minced fresh garlic
2 Tbsp
canola oil, divided use
1 medium
onion, sliced into 1-inch thick slices and separated into rings
slider buns, split
thin slices mozzarella cheese (3-inch square)
4 small
plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
basil leaves

How to Make Margherita Rib Eye Sliders


  • 1Stir mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, and seasoned salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • 2Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt, pepper, and garlic. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • 3Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat. Add onion rings. Cook each side for 4-5 minutes until edges blacken.
  • 4Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • 5Add remaining tablespoon of oil to skillet. Add steaks to oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side or to desired doneness.
  • 6Remove to a cutting surface and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • 7Meanwhile, remove most of oil from skillet using paper towels. Heat skillet again to medium high heat. Place split sides of buns in skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes until toasted.
  • 8Spread buns with mayo.
  • 9Immediately add a mozzarella slice to each bun bottom.
  • 10Thinly slice steaks into 4-inch long slices and divide onto cheese slices.
  • 11Cut onion rings in half and divide onto steak slices.
  • 12Top each with 2 slices of tomato and 2 basil leaves.
  • 13Add bun tops. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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About Margherita Rib Eye Sliders

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy