Smoked Sliders Recipe

Smoked Sliders

Makes about 20-25 sliders, which might seem like a lot, but they disappear in a heartbeat!! The kids love them and they’re quick and easy!! Enjoy!



  • 2 lbs. ground meat of your choice. I like to grind up sirloin steak, trimmed of fat
  • 8-10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 24 Parker house rolls


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2-3 tbsp pickled jalapenos, minced
  • couple dashes of Tabasco


  1. Combine ground meat, bacon, cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Form into 2 1/2 inch patties.
  3. Arrange patties on your racks, and place them into your 220°F preheated smoker, for 20 minutes of smoke. Your choice of wood. We like mesquite or hickory.
  4. Remove from smoker and finish cooking on the grill.
    • I suppose you could finish in the smoker if preferred, but I like the combo of smoke and grill flavour.
    • If you fully cook them in the smoker the USDA/FSIS recommends a cooking temperature of at least 225°F for ground meat.
  5. While patties are cooking, in a large skillet melt 3 tablespoons butter, then add sliced onions. Cook stirring often until caramelized; about 15 minutes.
  6. For buns, use any brand Parker house rolls. Allow to rise and bake as instructed on package.
  7. Add all sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  8. While buns are hot out of the oven, split and apply sauce to bottom half and top if you’d like! Place a patty on the bottom half of the roll, then a spoon on some onions and top half of roll.


Comment by Westexasmoker: This is a variation of a ground beef fatties, but the kids love’em!!!