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BBQ Meatball Sliders

5 Dec

BBQ Meatball Slider The Tasty Fork

I may have a slight obsession with meatballs…but can you blame me? I have yet to meet a meatball I didn’t like.

Meatballs are easy to make. You can mix & match ingredients and know it’s always gonna taste good. My favorite part about making home-made meatballs — they bake fast and clean up is easy as long as you remember to line your baking sheet with tin foil. (please don’t forget this step!)

BBQ Meatball Sliders @ The Tasty Fork

I made BBQ Meatball Sliders for dinner the other night, but sliders are the perfect party sized snack! All of the prep work can be done before guests arrive and the meatballs go under the broiler for just 12 minutes.. so they’re super quick to pass around when guests are getting hungry. Not to mention, I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enthusiastic “oohs and aahs” when offering this slider to party goers. Let’s give two scenarios – The Everyday Slider vs. BBQ Meatball Slider.

Scenario #1

You – “Hi Uncle Bob. Would you like to try this slider?”

Uncle Bob – “Oh sure. Thanks.”

Scenario #2

You – “Hi Uncle Bob. Would you like to try a BBQ Meatball Slider.”

Uncle Bob – “BBQ Meatball Slider??!! I love meatballs! Ooohh my!”

Obviously, scenario #2 will generate the praise every party host wants and you can be happy you’ve made an amazing party snack people will talk about for years. Ok, “for year”s might be slightly over exaggerated but I’m sure you’ll get requests to make BBQ Meatball Sliders again.

Or you can be like me and eat BBQ Meatball Sliders on a random Monday just because they taste good. ūüôā

BBQ Slider The Tasty Fork

BBQ Meatball Sliders, makes 12 meatballs

For the meatballs:

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • Salt & Pepper

Coleslaw Recipe:

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage mix
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp celery seed
  • Salt & Pepper

Additional Ingredients:

  • Cooking Spray
  • You favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 12 dinner rolls or slider buns (I used Hawaiian¬†Bread Dinner Rolls. Perfect size for a slider!)


For the Meatballs: 

  1. Combine the bread, onion, parsley, and garlic in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl, add the milk and Worcestershire, and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the beef, eggs, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper and gently combine. Form into 12 meatballs (about 1.5  tablespoons each)
  3. To cook immediately: Place the meatballs on foil-lined baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Broil for 10-12 minutes, or until no longer pink.

For the Coleslaw:

  1. Toss the cabbage and scallions with the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, and celery seed; season with ¬ľ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Set aside.

When you’re ready to assemble the slider, place meatball on the slider bun and top with BBQ sauce & coleslaw.

Inspired by Real Simple


Gameday Spicy Chicken Parm Sliders

22 Jan

Today feels like a lazy Sunday. It’s pretty gray & slushy in Chicago. Besides walking to the grocery store, the only kind of activity I’ll get is digging my car out of the snow. I have very low expectations on things I’ll actually get done today.

However, I did manage to whip up these Spicy¬†Chicken Parm sliders for the games today….

All of the ingredients are things you probably have on hand, which is great for a lazy girl like me.

I cooked the chicken this morning in my slow cooker. I seasoned the chicken with garlic powder, red pepper flakes, dried parsley and S&P. I like to add a little chicken stock to the slow cooker, just enough to cover the bottom of the pot. I think it keeps the chicken moist. If you don’t have chicken stock, water would also work. I love my slow cooker because it does all the work for you while you do something else.

Once the chicken has cooled, shred the chicken.

Now it’s time to start on the marinara¬†sauce. This is a very simple & versatile recipe. You’ll love it. Add some olive oil to a pan and add onion, garlic & red pepper flakes. Gently fry ingredients.

Add the pureed plum tomatoes to the pan. Simmer on low to medium for 10 minutes.

Give the sauce a taste and season it with salt & pepper. Add basil leaves.

And then you’re done! See, isn’t that easy??!!

Now it’s time to combine the sauce with the chicken to make the slider. Pour some of the sauce over the chicken and mix it so all of the chicken is covered in sauce.

Turn on your broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. With tongs, put some of the chicken mixture on the slider buns. Place a couple pepperoncinis on top of the chicken. Cover with cheese.

Put the sliders in the oven for 3 minutes. And then you’ll have this.

These sliders are perfect for a lazy Sunday and watching some football. It’s a definite crowd pleaser! This recipe will make 12 sliders.

Spicy Chicken Parm Sliders

  • 3 chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 28 oz canned peeled tomatoes, pureed
  • 5 basil leaves, torn
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • Pepperoncinis, optional
  • Shredded Italian Cheese mixture


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add onion, garlic, and chili peppers. Gently fry ingredients together.
  2. Add pureed plum tomatoes to saucepan. Simmer on low to medium heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Salt to season. Add basil leaves at the very end.
  4. Pour sauce over shredded chicken. Using tongs, mix sauce into the chicken.
  5. Turn on broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Set the bottom half of the slider buns on the baking sheet.
  6. Place some of the chicken mixture on the buns. Place some pepperoncini on the chicken. Top with cheese.
  7. Broil in the oven for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Take the baking sheet out of the oven and put the hop half of the slider bun on the sandwich.
  9. Eat & enjoy!