Cheeseburger Sliders

What could be more all American than burgers on the grill? With Memorial Day on the horizon, shake up your holiday fare with this variation on the classic cheeseburger. For grilling season, a wise, yet inexpensive investment to make is a meat thermometer. Proper meat preparation is important for making safe, healthy and tasty meals that maximize quality while ensuring meat products have been heated thoroughly without overcooking.

The beef in these burgers likely got its protein from U.S. soybeans. Beef cattle in South Dakota consume soybean meal in order to gain protein and essential vitamins and nutrients. The South Dakota beef herd consumes an average of 51,000 tons of soybean meal annually. You can find this recipe and others like it at Happy grilling!

Barbecue Cheeseburger Sliders Meal


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef 90% lean
  • 1 clover Garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 cups barbecue sauce divided
  • 12 slices American cheese divided
  • 12 cocktail buns wheat
  • 2 16 ounce packages coleslaw mix
  • 1-1/2 cups coleslaw dressing prepared
  • 12 apples sliced


  • Combine ground beef, garlic, salt and pepper in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into 12 half-inch-thick mini patties.
  • Place patties on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill covered for 4 minutes. Turn and baste patties with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Continue grilling 4 to 5 minutes until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Sliders should not be pink in the center and juices should show no pink color. Place a cheese slice on each burger during last minute of cooking time.
  • Place burgers in cocktail buns and serve with additional barbecue sauce, as desired. Combine coleslaw mix with dressing and serve alongside the sliders and apple slices