Roast beef and brown sugar bacon with melted cheese on a toasted bun all in the palm of your hand. These Roast beef brown sugar bacon sliders are a guaranteed touchdown!

Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon on a sheet pan

Sliders are the perfect party food and these roast beef sliders are among the best. These roast beef sliders were inspired by the Jack Daniels Bacon Mac and Cheese that our friend Julie over at Bread Booze and Bacon makes. It’s always a hit at a party.

Crispy sweet and salty brown sugar back, mouth watering roast beef, delicious melted cheese on a toasted Hawaiian roll. You won’t be able to get enough of this sweet and savory slider!

Put these out at your Super Bowl party and your friends will be clamoring for more!

Serve these bad boys along with air fryer French fries, Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip, homemade coleslaw, and potato salad for a full party spread that your friends will talk about all year!

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ingredients for Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon

Ingredients You’ll Need

Brown Sugar Bacon

  • Bacon – We suggest regular bacon (not super thick) so that it cooks faster and gets nice and crispy.
  • Brown Sugar – this delicious sugar is going to take the bacon to the next level.

Sliders

  • Slider buns – We prefer Hawaiian sweet rolls but use whatever kind you prefer.
  • Sliced roast beef – You can use deli roast beef or get the roast beef from the lunch meat section of your grocery store.
  • Brown sugar bacon – Everything is better with bacon.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – You can sub with provolone cheese or Swiss cheese if that is your preference.
  • Butter mixture – Salted butter, Dijon mustard, sesame seeds (you can sub with poppy seeds if you wish), minced onion, Worcestershire sauce

Some popular variations are to offer caramelized onions, horseradish mayo, regular mayonnaise, au jus, or horseradish sauce on the side to turn their roast beef sliders into French dip sliders.

glass bowl with raw bacon and brown sugar for Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon

How to Make Brown Sugar Bacon

Step 1 – Preheat – Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

Step 2 – Prepare baking sheet – Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 

Step 3 – Sugar bacon – Place the bacon slices and brown sugar in a bowl and toss together until the bacon is well coated. 

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Step 4 – Place bacon – Lay the bacon strips side-by-side on the prepared baking sheet. 

Step 5 – Bake – Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes turning the bacon halfway through. Start keeping a close eye on it around 13 minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn. 

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Step 6 – Cool – Remove the cooked bacon from the oven and use tongs to carefully move the pieces to a flat surface lined with parchment paper or a clean baking sheet lined with foil. Lay it side-by-side to cool. 

Step 7 – Chop – Once cooled, chop it into bite-sized pieces.

How to Make Roast Beef Sliders with Hawaiian Rolls

Step 1 – Preheat – Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2 – Place buns – Place the bottom half of the slider buns in a greased casserole dish or baking dish.

Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon made with deli roast beef

Step 3 – Add roast beef, cheese, and bacon – Place a layer of roast beef over the bottom buns and top with a layer of cheddar cheese. Finish with a layer of chopped brown sugar bacon and place the top buns on the sandwiches.

Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon with shredded cheddar cheese

Step 4 – Make butter mixture – In a small bowl mix together melted butter, Dijon mustard, sesame seeds, dried minced onions, and Worcestershire sauce. 

Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon chopped up

Step 5 – Butter rolls – Brush melted butter mixture over the tops of the rolls.

Step 6 – Cover and bake – Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

sheet pan with Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon

What Bread to Use

We always use original Hawaiian rolls for our sliders. love the slightly sweet, super soft, rolls! You can use any slider buns you like and there are lots of brands out there.

We also like the Sara Lee slider buns a lot. They don’t have a sweetness to them, but they are still very soft and fluffy.

How Long to Cook Roast Beef Sliders?

The sliders themselves only take about 15 minutes to bake, but you’ll need to cook the bacon as well. The bacon will add on another 15 to 20 minutes, so you’re looking at about 30 to 40 minutes from start to finish, including prep.

You can cut this time down by preparing the bacon ahead of time. You can bake and chop the bacon up to 1 week ahead of time, which cuts down tremendously on your cook time.

Can You Make Roast Beef Sliders Ahead of Time?

Roast beef sliders are best when they are fresh out of the oven. While you can make them 30 minutes before your party guests arrive, we don’t suggest making them the day before and reheating if you want the best results.

You can prep the bacon up to 1 week in advance and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use. The rest is quick and easy to throw together and bake right before the party starts so your guests can enjoy them at their best!Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon and cheddar cheese

What is a Good Side for Roast Beef Sliders?

You can’t go wrong when you serve your roast beef and brown sugar bacon sliders with  homemade coleslaw , fall coleslaw, mustard potato salad, air fryer French fries, or sweet potato fries.

You can also serve them along other appetizers like Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip, Crock Pot buffalo chicken dip, Buffalo chicken jalapeño poppers, or buffalo chicken jalapeño popper dip!

Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon on a sheet pan

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Servings: 12
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Roast Beef Sliders with Brown Sugar Bacon

These Bourbon Bacon Roast Beef Sliders are an easy slider recipe that makes a great game day recipe!

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Bacon

  • 16 ounces Bacon
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar

Sliders

  • 12 Slider buns
  • 16 ounces Sliced roast beef
  • 10 slices Brown sugar bacon
  • 3 ounces Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons Salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

Brown Sugar Bacon

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Place the bacon slices and brown sugar in a bowl and toss together until the bacon is well coated.
  • Lay the bacon strips side-by-side on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes turning the bacon halfway through. Start keeping a close eye on it around 13 minutes to ensure it doesn’t burn.
  • Remove the cooked bacon from the oven and use tongs to carefully move the pieces to a flat surface lined with parchment paper or a clean baking sheet lined with foil. Lay it side-by-side to cool.
  • Once cooled chop it into bite-sized pieces.

Sliders

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place the bottom half of the slider buns in a greased casserole dish.
  • Place a layer of roast beef over the bottom buns.
  • Top with a layer of cheddar cheese slices.
  • Finish with a layer of chopped brown sugar bacon.
  • Place the top buns on the sliders.
  • In a small bowl mix together melted butter, dijon mustard, sesame seeds, dried minced onions, and worcestershire sauce.
  • Brush butter mixture over the tops of the bread.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and continue baking for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slider, Calories: 378kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 64mg, Sodium: 924mg, Potassium: 220mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 204IU, Vitamin C: 18mg, Calcium: 198mg, Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef sliders, roast beef and cheddar sliders, roast beef sliders, roast beef sliders hawaiian rolls, roast beef sliders recipe