Shredded Beef Sliders

Shredded Beef Sliders are easy to make and beat boring cheeseburger sliders any day of the week. These cheesy little flavor bombs loaded with shredded beef, banana peppers, and Italian dressing will destroy your hunger in the most satisfying way.

Love making (and eating) sliders? Try our classic Hawaiian Roll Ham and Swiss Sliders or our Sloppy Joe Sliders!

This post was developed in partnership with the Ohio Beef Council. As always, all opinions are my own.

a stack of 3 roast beef sliders on a tray with a napkin

Crave Worthy Shredded Beef Sliders

Like a great TV show, sliders (aka mini burgers) are one of nature’s most bingeable foods. That’s because they allow you to simultaneously channel several instincts at once: your physiological need for food, your innate desire to sample many tiny things, and even your cute aggression.

(In baby-talk voice): “Just wook at doze cute wittle baby burger buns! I could just gobble them wight up!”

That’s right, this one miracle recipe makes irresistible pulled beef sliders using only a few basic ingredients. And just as a bonus, this slider recipe is part of a “Cook Once, Eat 3 Times” meal plan, so you get three delicious entrees for the price (and effort) of one.

Start your week with mouthwatering slow cooker shredded beef, then split the leftovers between a delicious beef ramen stir fry and these wonderful little pulled beef sandwiches. It’s a week of meals that are easy, convenient, and most importantly, darn delicious.

Even better news, these sliders work just as well for a party potluck as they do for a quick weeknight dinner. Whether you’re serving this to your family or a crowd of hungry football fans, these shredded beef sliders are always a hit!

a hand holding a cheesy roast beef slider

Key Ingredients

These sliders are divine in their simplicity, but I assure you this is one of the best slider recipes out there. All you need is:

  • Shredded Beef– As discussed, we use our Slow Cooker Shredded Beef, which has been the most popular recipe on our site for 5 years running. 1,000+ positive reviews don’t lie!
  • Provolone Cheese– Mild and nutty with just a little hint of smoke, provolone cheese pairs beautifully with beef.
  • Mild Banana Pepper Rings– Tangy and sweet, banana peppers add some Italian flair to these sliders. Find them near the pasta sauces or pickled canned good section (think olives, pickles, peppers) of your grocery store.
  • Slider Buns– You can use Brioche or Italian rolls for this recipe, but we love a Hawaiian sweet roll for sliders.
  • Italian Dressing– Grab a bottle or make your own Italian dressing. You want the tang for these sliders!
  • A dusting of grated Parmesan– Finish off the shredded beef sliders with a little bit more cheese. The Parmesan cheese flecks get gloriously browned and crispy in the oven!
overhead view of a baked tray of cheesy pulled roast beef sliders

How to Make Shredded Beef Sliders

Grab a sheet pan or two for this slider recipe, because you’re gonna want to make a whole bunch of these to share. You’re going to assemble your sandwiches in tight formation on the pan, so you can tuck them all in under a blanket of provolone cheese. 

  1. Prep. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a sheet pan or casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Slice the buns. Use a serrated knife to slice the slider buns through the middle and open them in one large piece. Lay them out flat.
  3. Assemble. Brush some Italian dressing on the inside of the slider buns to give a little pop of flavor. From bottom to top, stack your meat, peppers, and provolone cheese.
  4. Glaze. Brush the top of the buns with more Italian dressing then give them a light dusting of Parmesan cheese as the finishing touch.
  5. Bake. Oven-toast your tray of cute little pulled beef sandwiches to bring out their full potential. You’ll know they are done when the cheese is melting and bubbly, and the buns are browned and toasty.closeup of an oven toasted pulled beef slider sandwich

Storage and Make Ahead Instructions

  • Pulled beef sliders can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance. Wrap them tightly in saran wrap and store them in the fridge. Unwrap and bake as usual whenever you’re ready.
  • Leftover sliders should be stored in the fridge, covered. They’ll keep for up to 5 days.
  • Reheat individual sliders in the microwave for 45=-60 seconds, or crisp them in the air fryer for 5-6 minutes at 350 degrees.

FAQs

What Is The Difference Between Sliders And Burgers?

Burgers are typically big and served on full size buns, so you usually only eat one as a main course. Sliders, on the other hand, are generally more compact and can therefore be a snack, an appetizer, a side dish, or a main course.

The term “slider” can also be applied to a broader range of mini sandwiches compared to the term “burger”. Example: If you swapped the beef patty in a burger with some sliced ham, you wouldn’t call it a burger any longer; it would be a ham sandwich.

Not so with the slider! Just about any variation of meat, cheese, or vegetable ingredients that are served on a slider bun can be called a slider.

In my personal opinion, what makes a true slider is that it must have a layer where meat, fat, and bread come together in a magical fusion that turns the surface of the bun into a meat-marinated bread sauce.

And to those of you thinking, “Eww soggy meat bread”, I say, a slider is just a re-imagined french dip sandwich. It’s a simple package of ingredients, but the au jus is built in. What’s not to love about that?

What cheese pairs well with beef sliders?

You can use whatever cheese suits your fancy! We’ve made a lot of beef sandwiches over the years, and tried all sorts of different cheeses. Spoiler alert: they’re all good.

Just check out our Prime Rib Sandwiches with white American or our Leftover Pot Roast Sandwich with Swiss Cheese!

What can I use if I don’t have shredded beef?

GREAT question! If you don’t want to bother making the shredded beef, just use deli roast beef! We actually developed a deli Roast Beef Slider recipe for this exact reason!

Bring On the Pulled Beef Sandwiches!

a hand grabs a pulled roast beef slider off of a tray and the melted cheese stretches

When you serve up this tray of mini pulled beef sandwiches, be sure to stop and savor the moment folks start peeling the stretchy cheesy sliders free from the rest of the golden savory mass on the pan. 

Moments like this should be appreciated in slow-motion and committed to memory quickly. Because once you lay these out, they tend to disappear, FAST!

Armed with a tray full of these pulled roast beef sliders, you will be ready with an easy school-night dinner or with the perfect tailgating food (once football season begins). 

Beef is a satisfying, high-quality protein that helps you feel full (which prevents overeating and excessive snacking).

In just a 3-ounce serving of beef (about the size of an iPhone), you get 25 grams of protein plus zinc and iron, which aid in brain development and cognition and support a healthy immune system. Plus, this size serving of beef will contain under 200 calories overall!

What To Serve With Sliders:

Pulled Beef Sliders pair great with salads, pastas, or potatoes.

For side dish inspiration, check out my roundup of 30+ Ideas for Cookout Sides.

I highly recommend the Creamy Mac and Cheese, Knorr Spinach Dip, and Ritz Broccoli Cheese Casserole.

If you tried these and loved them, be sure to let us know by leaving us a five star review!

Pulled Roast Beef Sliders

Pulled Roast Beef Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Pulled Roast Beef Sliders are an absolutely amazing dinner or party recipe! With juicy, savory shredded beef, melty cheese, and banana peppers, these sandwiches are always gobbled up in no time.

Ingredients

  • 12 slider buns
  • ¼ cup Italian dressing
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 cups shredded beef *SEE NOTES*
  • Banana peppers (optional)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the bottom half of the buns on a baking sheet. Brush with half of the Italian dressing.
  3. Spread the meat evenly over top of the buns. Scatter banana peppers on top followed by the cheese slices. You may need to halve some of the cheese slices to get even coverage.
  4. Place the other half of the buns on top, brush with remaining Italian dressing, and sprinkle with Parmesan.
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and buns are toasty brown. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator. These actually are great leftover as well!

Notes

The slow cooker shredded beef recipe will make enough for 3 batches of sandwiches, so feel free to double or triple the slider recipe if desired.

NOTE: If you're using the beef after it has been refrigerated, I recommend microwaving it first, then using a slotted spoon to layer it on the buns. This allows some of the juice to drain off and prevents soggy buns.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 307Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 26g

Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.

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3 Comments

  1. I made these for my big family for Super Bowl yesterday and I am just shocked at how delicious these are. I only had Swiss in the fridge so I used that instead of provolone but they were amazing! I used your recipe for beef as well, hence how I got here. It is now a part of my repertoire because it pleased us all…9 of us to be exact plus a friend. That’s an incredible feat! We’re obsessed with Italian beef sandwiches but this is such a nice change up and excellent addition to what I can do with a nice, cheap piece of beef. Thanks again for sharing this incredible and easy meal. I’ll be back for more testing of your recipes!!!

  2. Your recipe for Pulled Roast Sliders, what is the best way to keep them warm after coming out of the oven? Was thinking about making them for Christmas with other meat items. Can they be kept warm in low temp oven and not get soggy? Also you said they’re great for leftovers? How is that if they’re already assembled and baked, then refrigerated, and to remove the beef and drain any liquid?

    1. You could definitely keep these warm in a low oven. The bottom bun might get a little soggy, but you could put the cheese on the lower bun to help prevent this. I think I meant the sliders are great for using up shredded beef or roast leftovers, not necessarily that the sliders themselves are great leftover. Hope that helps!

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