Barbecue Meatball Sliders

Inspired by the Smoky Mesquite BBBQ Meatball Cheddar and Grilled Onion Sliders on Food, Family & Finds, this version of these delectable treats uses frozen meatballs for quicker prep time. Smaller meatballs make the sliders messier, so forks might be in order.Hawaiian roll with meatballs, melted cheddar cheese, bacon, and sautéed onions

Hawaiian roll with meatballs, melted cheddar cheese, bacon, and sautéed onions

Barbecue Meatball Sliders

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 555
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
You can use purchased frozen meatballs or our bulk meatball recipe for these tasty sliders.


  • 1 lb meatballs
  • 1/3 lb turkey bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • 3 slices sharp cheddar cheese, divided into quarters
  • 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls


  • Heat meatballs in pan by frying until browned and heated through. Fry bacon until crispy over medium-high heat (add a little oil if needed). Remove bacon from skillet, leaving the grease in the skillet. Add onions to the skillet, reduce heat to medium, and sauté until tender. Cut rolls in half and add meatballs to the bottom portion of each roll. Brush tops of each roll with BBQ sauce. Add piece of cheese, bacon bits, and sautéed onions to each meatball. Place under broiler next to the roll tops for 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted. Place tops of rolls on each meatball and serve.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

Hawaiian roll with meatballs, melted cheddar cheese, bacon, and sautéed onions and a separate image of a pan of prepared sliderswith text Barbecue Meatball Sliders Menus4Moms

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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