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BBQ Meatloaf Sliders

These mini BBQ Meatloaf Sliders are topped with a sweet and tangy glaze making them the perfect two-bite for casual dining, appetizers and snacking.
BBQ Meatloaf Sliders

BBQ Meatloaf Sliders

Sliders in practically any flavor are genuine party food. They’re ideal for casual dining, snacks and game day watching with the family. At our house, they’re usually gobbled-up in minutes. This meatloaf version is for all of the meatloaf sandwich fans in the world. I’ve often said that, I’m not sure what I enjoy more, a freshly baked meatloaf or the meatloaf sandwich that was sure to follow later in the day. These sliders allow you to skip the meal and go straight to the sandwich. I’m all in.

BBQ Meatloaf Sliders on a platter

How to Make the BEST BBQ Meatloaf Slider Making Tips

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make Meatloaf Sliders: Ground beef, onion, barbecue seasoning, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, chili sauce (i.e. Heinz or similar) buttermilk, panko breadcrumbs, large egg and black pepper. You’ll also need Hawaiian sweet rolls or similar 12 count rolls.
  • To make the Meatloaf Glaze you’ll need: Chili sauce, apple cider vinegar, light brown sugar and barbecue seasoning. Use the same seasoning used in the meatloaf.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: Medium bowl, small bowl, sharp knife and chopping board, sheet pans, measuring cups and spoons.
  • The beef mixture can be made one day in advance and chilled. You can do it one of two ways. Either form into individual portions and place into an airtight container with wax paper between layers and chill. Alternately, you can make the meatloaf mixture and store in an airtight container, then divide into portions just before baking. Either way, you’ll need to store chilled, of course.
  • The chili sauce called for in the recipe is not a spicy Asian chili sauce. Heinz chili sauce or a similar private label brand, is what the recipe is referring to.
  • If you’re feeding a hungry crowd, I highly recommend that you double the recipe so there will be plenty of meatloaf sliders to go around.
  • Other slider recipes you may like to try are my Easy Cheesy Taco Sliders, Sloppy Joe Pizza Sliders and Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders.
  • You may also enjoy these Chicken Parmesan Sliders from The Slow Roasted Italian.
  • Serve these sliders alongside blackened potato wedges, baked potato nachos or a heaping helping of homestyle macaroni salad.

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BBQ Meatloaf Sliders

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq-meatloaf-sliders, meatloaf-recipes, meatloaf-sliders
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 250kcal


  • 1 (12) count package dinner rolls, Hawaiian sweet rolls or slider rolls warmed or buttered and toasted under oven broiler just before assembling
  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce i.e. Heinz
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp prepared barbecue seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Glaze:
  • 2/3 cup chili sauce i.e. Heinz
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp prepared barbecue seasoning


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a broiler pan or oven-safe grill pan liberally with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl mix together ground beef, egg, chili sauce, buttermilk, breadcrumbs, onion, salt, barbecue seasoning, garlic, onion powder and pepper. Using your hands, mix until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Divide the meatloaf mixture into 12 equal portions and form into thick patties approximately 1 inch thick.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together chili sauce, brown sugar, vinegar and barbecue seasoning until fully combined.
  • Arrange meatloaf patties onto prepared pan and drizzle with ½ of the glaze.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until no pink remains and the juices run clear. Remove from the oven, drizzle with the remaining glaze
  • Serve on warmed or buttered and toasted dinner or slider rolls.


There are many brands of prepared barbecue seasonings available. Use your favorite or what's available on the spice aisle of your local grocery store. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 2mg
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