Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sliders are mini meatloaves shaped into a slider burger. They are topped with bacon and cheese! They are like having a mini meatloaf sandwich topped with crispy delicious bacon inside of a toasty slider roll!

slider on bottom half of toasted bun with bacon and cheese on top of burger

This month for the Secret Recipe Club I was assigned the blog I was Born to Cook – written by Melissa.  I became familiar with Melissa’s blog through the SRC, so its a fairly new blog to me.  Melissa is of Italian Heritage while her husband’s family is Greek.  The best of both worlds in my opinion!  Therefore, she has a lot of pasta on her blog – which of course I LOVE.  But, wouldn’t you know it, I went with something that had no pasta in it at all.

Grumpy would love Melissa’s kitchen.  She has a lot of beef on her table – much more than I put on ours!  So, because he loves beef and he loves meatloaf with pickles in it, when I saw this recipe she had on her blog for Cheeseburger Meatloaf Muffins, I knew I would be using that recipe for my SRC post.  Of course, my mind always takes recipes I see in different directions a lot of the time, just like it does many other foodies out there.  I decided that I was going to make the meatloaf mixture without the cheese in it and turn it into slider patties topped with bacon and cheese.

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sliders
Now that I’ve made these Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sliders, I think next time I would put some of the cheese in the recipe along with pieces of crumbled up bacon and top it with more cheese and bacon.  How yum would that be, not to mention perfect since they already have the ketchup, mustard, and pickles in the mixture?  Sometimes I could kick myself for not thinking of something until after the fact.  Guess it just means I’ll just have to make them again!
Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sliders

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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sliders
Yield: 12 sliders

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Meatloaf mix is shaped into slider sized burgers and cooked on the stovetop. Top with cheese and bacon and serve up in a toasted slider bun.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Italian Flavored bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 3 American Cheese Slices
  • 4 slices cooked bacon
  • 12 slider rolls


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add onion. Saute 5 minutes, or until onion has softened.
  2. In a large bowl, mix until just combined the ground beef, sauteed onion, breadcrumbs, eggs, ketchup, pickle relish, and mustard.
  3. Spray slider pan or skillet with cooking spray.
  4. Scoop 1/4 sized portions and place sliders in slider frying pan or shape into small burgers and place in hot skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  5. Toast slider buns and assemble burger topping with cheese and bacon.  


  • If using a slider pan, there is no need to flip the sliders to cook each side. The slider pan has a press that goes on top of the burger and allows the slider to cook through evenly.
  • If using a skillet, cook for 4 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

2 sliders

Amount Per Serving Calories 607Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 147mgSodium 879mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 3gSugar 9gProtein 45g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy but will vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients you use. Please consult with your doctor regarding specific health needs.

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