Memorial Day- BBQ Meatball Sliders

For 4 years I hosted a Friday morning cooking segment on ABC30 but also during that time was busy with a baby, raising a toddler, running a business and a household so I have a lot of recipes that I am behind on posting and sharing online. This rainy Memorial Day weekend reminded me of a recipe I shared in 2016 for BBQ meatball sliders. It may not be ideal weather to fire up the grill and enjoy time outside but you can still bring the festivities inside.

I wanted to share the recipe ASAP so you can possibly enjoy making them this rainy memorial day weekend too. So the pictures are not the best quality. I have never been great at taking pictures of my work but it is crazy to see how far even I have come in the last 5 years.

Rainy Memorial Day BBQ Meatball Sliders

BBQ Meatball Sliders

For Meatballs:
1 lb Ground Beef (You can mix in Italian Sausage too)
1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 egg (*I did not show this on tv)
2-3 TB Mayo
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
1/4 tsp Paprika
1 Pack King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
4 Slices Cheddar Cheese
4 Slices Bacon
1 yellow Onion, Chopped
BBQ Sauce
Optional: Toothpicks

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees.

1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until evenly mixed. Form 1.5-2 inch Meatballs. Place in a Baking dish- Bake for 25 minutes. (To prep in advance, store raw meatballs sealed in the fridge overnight & prepare before your gathering)
2. Place Bacon slices on lined Cookie Sheet on bake for 15 minutes. Remove, let cool, and chop.
3. Saute Onion until translucent and lightly browned.
4. Using a serrated knife, keep the sweet rolls connected and cut in half.
Making Sliders:
Start on a lined cookie sheet, with the bottom of the bread, layer 1 meatball on each roll. Place the cheese slices across the top, add the onions & bacon. Place in oven and Broil for 3 minutes (or until cheese is melted). Place the bun lids in for 3 minutes.
Remove, add the lids & toothpicks, slice at perforated lines and serve!
Happy Memorial Day!

As I was trying to find the pictures of the meatball sliders I found a few of the girls from that month that I wanted to share here simply because the girls were so little. Looking at pictures is a reminder of how far we’ve come. I can’t believe the girls are not this little anymore because it honestly feels like this was just yesterday. It serves as a good reminder to appreciate and soak up the girls at every age because I am sure tomorrow I will wake up and be sending them off to college.


Want to add a yummy dessert that brings the outdoors inside? Try out this Smore’s Pie, a recipe I shared in 2015. I filmed this when Little Miss was just 3 weeks old.