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

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.
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Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sliders
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 607kcal


  • 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


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add onion. Saute 5 minutes, or until onion has softened.
  • In a large bowl, mix until just combined the ground beef, sauteed onion, breadcrumbs, eggs, ketchup, pickle relish, and mustard.
  • Spray slider pan or skillet with cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 2sliders | Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 879mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Lisa February 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I bet people would eat those up in a flash.

  2. Melissa @IWasBornToCook February 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    What a neat twist to my recipe…I love it! Thanks for the kind words, although I myself am actually Italian AND Greek…my husband is Italian and a combo of a few other things 🙂

    • Shelby February 7, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

      LOL, I'm old, what can I say. I guess you ARE the best of both worlds and your hubby is a lucky man! 😉

  3. Margaret February 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Meatloaf always a favorite in this house but would never have thought of sliders. Great idea.

  4. Crystal February 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Oh yum – this looks divine!!

  5. Sara February 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Yum, these look amazing! A great way to make mini meatload sandwiches…yum!! 🙂

  6. Lesa @Edesias Notebook February 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    They look fantastic, Shelby. Great choice and I love what you did with them.

  7. Lisa~~ February 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Those sliders are calling my name, delish looking!

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Cook Lisa Cook

  8. Alessio Fangano February 6, 2012 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    Burgers, sliders makes always my mouth watering! Adding the flavorings in the meat composition is a cool idea to make these sliders into perfect finger food meatballs 😀

  9. bellini February 7, 2012 at 2:41 am - Reply

    These do sound delicious Shelby. The best of both worlds, meatloaf and cheese!

  10. Jeff @ February 7, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    This cheeseburger recipe looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Casey February 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Wow! This is an everything good dish.

  12. Susie February 7, 2012 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Yum! That salad and tuna is gonna look pathetic today for lunch…

  13. vanillasugarblog February 7, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    this is what my hubby would eat every night if I was not around. I swear LOL

  14. Veronica Miller February 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    WOW, my mouth is watering! I've never heard of meatloaf with pickles but it makes sense that would be yummy, considering they go on hamburgers! Love this idea and the direction you took the muffins. mmm

  15. Katherine Martinelli February 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Mmmm I love that you turned these into sliders!! My husband would love it with the pickles but I think I'd leave them out of mine.

  16. honeyb February 8, 2012 at 12:36 am - Reply

    I'm not a big burger/meat eater, but my husband would love those and they do look good. We'd go for dill pickles though.

  17. Kim Bee February 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Okay so seriously I think I hit my head when I passed out cold when I saw these. Super yum!

  18. TeaLady February 15, 2012 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Greek AND Italian!! What a wonderful combo for cuisine. These look perfectly delicious.

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