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Change up your Taco Tuesday menu and make these Taco Sliders. These sliders are loaded with seasoned taco meat and cheese and baked in Hawaiian Rolls.

Taco Sliders in a baking dish
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Easy Taco Sliders Recipe:

This Taco Sliders are a crowd favorite. Hawaiian Rolls are stuffed with taco meat, seasoning, and cheese to make the ultimate party food. The are baked to perfection with a crispy texture and cheesy, meaty center.

We love sliders for any occasion. We make them for an afternoon lunch or when we have family gatherings. If you love sliders as much as my family make Crack Chicken Sliders or Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders.

Make these Easy cheesy taco sliders with leftover taco meat for an easy meal idea. Serve with guacamole and sour cream for a delicious recipe. This is one of our favorite recipes.

Check out Taco Pockets for another easy recipe.

Taco Sliders in a baking dish

What are Taco Sliders?

After preparing taco meat, Hawaiian Rolls are layered with seasoned ground beef and shredded cheese. Then the top of the rolls are placed on top of the cheese.

Melted garlic butter is spread over the top of the rolls and then sliders are then baked.

If you love tacos, then you are going to love these Beef Taco Sliders.

Ingredients needed - ground beef, taco seasoning, salsa, onion, hawaiian rolls, cheese, butter, garlic salt, cilantro toppings

Ingredients: 

  • Ground Beef 
  • Taco Seasoning (or 2 Tablespoons Homemade Seasoning) 
  • Salsa 
  • White Onion (finely diced) 
  • Hawaiian Rolls (or Slider Rolls) 
  • Shredded Mexican Style Cheese 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Garlic Salt 
  • Chopped Cilantro 
  • Optional Toppings: Salsa, Guacamole, Lettuce, Tomatoes, etc 

How to Make Taco Sliders: 

  • Step 1 – Cook Taco Meat – Add the ground beef and diced onions to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.  Brown the beef and onions, breaking up the meat into small pieces until the onions are translucent and beef is cooked through (5-7 minutes). 
  • Step 2 – Mix in Taco Seasoning and Salsa – Add in the taco seasoning and the salsa and bring the mixture to a low boil.  
  • Step 3 – Remove Heat – Then remove the pan from the heat. 
  • Step 4 – Heat Oven and Prepare Baking dish – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.  
  • Step 5 – Layer beef and cheese on rolls – Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise and place the bottom of the rolls in the prepared baking dish.  Spread the taco beef mixture over the bottom of the rolls and top with the shredded cheese.  The top with the other half of the rolls.
  • Step 6 – Mix Melted Butter Mixture – Stir together the melted butter and garlic salt.  Brush this mixture over the top of the buns. 
  • Step 7 – Bake Sliders – Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Then remove the foil and bake for 2-5 minutes to brown the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
  • Step 8 – Serve and Enjoy – Remove from the oven and top with the chopped cilantro.  Let the sliders cool slightly.  Then serve warm with your favorite toppings and enjoy! 
Taco Sliders in a baking dish

What to Serve with Taco Sliders:

  • Chips and Salsa
  • Guacomole
  • Sour Cream
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Olives
Taco Sliders in a baking dish

How to Store:

These sliders are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

Taco Sliders in a baking dish

Substitutions and Variations:

  • Garlic – We used garlic salt in this recipe, but you can use garlic powder.
  • Change the Cheese – Feel free to use different types of cheese. Pepper jack or Colby Monterrey Jack Cheese for a delicious change.
  • Slider Buns – We used Hawaiian Rolls, but you can use any type of rolls.
Taco Sliders stacked on a plate

Tips for the Best Taco Sliders:

  • Baking Sliders – Bake the taco sliders until cheese is melted and the buns are golden brown.
  • Cover Sliders – While the sliders are baking, make sure to cover with foil. This prevents the top of the sliders from burning.
Taco Sliders stacked on a plate

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Taco Sliders

5 from 27 votes
Change up your Taco Tuesday menu and make these Taco Sliders. These sliders are loaded with seasoned taco meat and cheese and baked in Hawaiian Rolls.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 564

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pkg Taco Seasoning or 2 Tablespoons Homemade Seasoning
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1/2 White Onion finely diced
  • 12 Hawaiian Rolls or Slider Rolls
  • 2 cups Shredded Mexican Style Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro
  • Optional Toppings: Salsa Guacamole, Lettuce, Tomatoes, etc
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Instructions

  • Add the ground beef and diced onions to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat.  Brown the beef and onions, breaking up the meat into small pieces until the onions are translucent and beef is cooked through (5-7 minutes).
  • Add in the taco seasoning and the salsa and bring the mixture to a low boil.
  • Then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 9X13 baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half lengthwise and place the bottom of the rolls in the prepared baking dish.  Spread the beef mixture over the bottom of the rolls and top with the shredded cheese.  The top with the other half of the rolls.
  • Stir together the melted butter and garlic salt.  Brush this mixture over the top of the rolls.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Then remove the foil and bake for 2-5 minutes to brown the top of the Hawaiian rolls.
  • Remove from the oven and top with the chopped cilantro.  Let them cool slightly.  Then serve warm with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These sliders are best served fresh, but you can refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 564kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 28g, Fat 34g, Saturated Fat 17g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 11g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 119mg, Sodium 1424mg, Potassium 363mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 12g, Vitamin A 1127IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 275mg, Iron 2mg

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