Steak and Cheese Sliders

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Steak and Cheese Sliders are a bite-sized take on a beloved classic, the Philly cheesesteak. Glazed ribeye steak, melted cheese, crispy fried onions, and sweet Hawaiian rolls make these mini steakburgers an irresistible appetizer you just can’t pass up.

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Why this Easy Philly Cheesesteak Slider Recipe is a Keeper

  • 45 Minute Meal: Prepping and cooking these savory sliders only takes about 45 minutes total.
  • Easy Ingredients: All the ingredients for this Philly cheesesteak recipe can likely be found in your pantry or kitchen.
  • Family Friendly: If your family loves cheeseburgers, they’ll want to try this Philly cheesesteak slider recipe- they’re an exciting take on a tried-and-true classic! These easy Philly cheesesteak sliders are the perfect appetizer for game day or your next party.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Use leftover steak in stir fries, subs, and more.

If you’re looking for more slider recipes, try these: BBQ Chicken Sliders, Roast Beef Sliders with Dijon Sauce, and Meatball Sliders.

And, don’t forget to give these Hawaiian Roll Sliders a try too!

Which Cut of Beef Makes the Best Sliders?

A dish of baked steak and cheese sliders garnished with chopped herbs in a white casserole.

Ribeye is the best steak for Philly cheesesteaks, which is made from the cow’s longissimus dorsi muscle, or the muscle running from the hip bone to shoulder blade. Because this muscle doesn’t get much exercise, this tender steak is especially fatty as a result. Due to its fat content, ribeye is an exceptionally buttery and juicy steak meat. You can find shaved steak in the meat section right next to the ground beef. Alternatively, you can also use skirt steak or flank steak, which are both tougher but flavorful cuts.

Ingredient Notes for Ribeye Cheese Sliders

Ingredients for steak and cheese sliders laid out on a counter, including steak, buns, cheese, butter, spices, and condiments.
  • Slider Rolls: Hawaiian rolls work best for this sandwich recipe, as these small, sweet rolls are perfect buns for sliders. Use any variety you’d like.
  • Shaved Steak: Use thinly sliced ribeye steak or shave the steak before cooking.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

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Variations and Substitutions for Classic Philly Cheese Steak Sliders

Making Philly cheesesteak sliders for dinner? Here are some different options you can try with this crowd-pleasing recipe.

  • Different Cheese: This recipe calls for slices of provolone cheese, but you can use any variety you want. Mozzarella or Havarti cheese slices both work great. If you want to try a new variation on the traditional Philly cheesesteak, you can even use Cheese Whiz.
  • Ham: Use ham instead of thinly sliced ribeye steak to make ham and cheese sliders.

Fun Fact

King’s Hawaiian rolls were created in Hilo, Hawai’i, by Robert R. Taira. The name “King’s” comes from the bakery on King Street in Honolulu where Taira’s bakery moved once it expanded in the 1960s.

How to Make Hawaiian Roll Cheesesteak Sliders

These are the basic steps for making cheese and steak sliders. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Four-step cooking process for steak and cheese sliders: 1) raw steaks in a pan, 2) cooked and browned steaks, 3) bread slices in a tray,

1. Cook the Steak and Sautee Onions

Place the sliced ribeye steak in a saucepan over high heat and cook until the steak is browned on both sides, stirring occasionally to keep the steak from clumping. As the meat is cooking, sautee the chopped onions in a separate saucepan with some olive oil. Cook until soft and translucent. Once the meat is cooked, set aside on a plate to rest.

2. Prepare the Sliders

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit cover a 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally using a serrated knife. Cut the whole 12-roll layer at once, rather than separating each roll individually. Place the bottom half of the rolls in the baking dish.

3. Add the Steak to Rolls

On a cutting board, cut the cooked steak into thin slices and then in half, creating about 2-inch thin steak slices. Place the thinly sliced steak evenly over the bottom of the rolls to assemble the sliders.

Three-step process of making steak and cheese sliders: 1) tray with sliced cheese, 2) cheese covered with buns, 3) finished dish with cheese melted over the buns.

4. Make the Glaze

In a small bowl, add the melted butter, minced garlic, Worcestershire, sauce, mustard, brown sugar, and paprika. Mix the butter mixture together with a fork until a glaze is created. Pour half of this glaze all over the steak layer.

5. Top the Sliders

Place the provolone cheese on top of the steak, then place the fried onions over the cheese. Top with the other half of the rolls and pour the rest of the glaze evenly onto the sliders.

6. Bake the Sliders

Place sliders in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted completely and the tops of the rolls begin to get golden brown. If the top half of the rolls are not yet done, return to the oven for a few minutes. Once done, pull the sliders from the oven and serve while warm.

Before and after baking: raw dough topped with cheese and chunks of steak on the left, and the finished, golden-brown steak and cheese sliders on the right.

Steak and Cheese Sliders FAQs

Enjoy these sliders with French fries, cooked vegetables, or mashed potatoes.

Serve the sliders immediately after baking them, or insulate them by wrapping them in tinfoil. You can also make them ahead of time and refrigerate them, then take them out of the foil and bake.

As the name suggests, the classic Philly cheesesteak was invented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Italian brothers Pat and Harry Olivieri in the 1930s. Authentic Philly cheese steaks use Italian Amoroso bread. f

Baked steak and cheese sliders garnished with fresh parsley in a white baking dish.

Expert Tips for Making Cheese Steak Sliders

  • Peppers and Onions: Top the sliders with grilled onions, mushrooms, and green peppers. You can also add garlic powder to the glaze.
  • Different Rolls: Use dinner rolls instead of Hawaiian rolls. You can also make your own– rolls are easy to make and delicious hot out of the oven!
  • Instant Pot: Instead of cooking the meat in the skillet, use an Instant Pot instead.

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Steak and Cheese Sliders

Yield: 12 sliders
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Steak and Cheese Sliders are a bite-sized take on a beloved classic, the Philly cheesesteak. Glazed ribeye steak, crispy fried onions, and sweet Hawaiian rolls make these mini steakburgers an irresistible appetizer you just can’t pass up.
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Equipment

Ingredients

Sliders

  • 12 King’s Hawaiian Rolls
  • 3 cups Shaved Ribeye Steak
  • ½ pound Provolone Cheese
  • 1 cup Fried Onions

Glaze

  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley, chopped

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over high heat, place the ribeye steak and cook on both sides for a couple minutes until browned.
  • Cook all the meat and then set aside on a plate to rest. While you cook the rest of the meat, sautee the chopped onions in a separate saucepan with some olive oil. Cook until soft and translucent.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the Hawaiian rolls in half, not separating each roll, just cutting the whole 12 roll layer at once. Place the bottom half in the baking dish.
  • On a cutting board, cut the cooked steak into thin slices and then in half, creating about 2 inch thin steak slices. Place the cut meat evenly over the bottom of the rolls.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the melted butter, minced garlic, Worcestershire, mustard, brown sugar, and paprika. Mix together with a fork until a glaze is created. Pour half of this glaze all over the steak layer.
  • Place the provolone cheese layer on top of the steak. Then, place the fried onions over the cheese. Top with the other half of the Hawaiian rolls and pour the rest of the glaze evenly over the top of the buns.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the tops begin to get golden brown and the cheese has melted completely. Remove from the oven and serve while warm.

Expert Tips

  • Peppers and Onions: Top the sliders with grilled onions, mushrooms, and green peppers. You can also add garlic powder to the glaze.
  • Different Rolls: Use dinner rolls instead of Hawaiian rolls. You can also make your own– rolls are easy to make and delicious hot out of the oven!
  • Instant Pot: Instead of cooking the meat in the skillet, use an Instant Pot instead.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 541IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American

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