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Hands up if you love football! YAS. Now, hands up if you love some great game day BBQ?! Fo realz, that is what I’ve got for you here today, some absolutely thrilling BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders!
What I love most about this recipe is the versatility. You can make this outside on the grill, or if the weather isn’t cooperating, you can make it inside in a snap!
The only heat I love is the heat of the grill. And since we all know how hot it can be in Texas (dood, it’s fall already, cool off!), I ended up making this inside to save my sanity. The same cooking principals apply to making this on the grill, especially if you are like every Texan in Texas who owns a super awesome grill.
The funny thing is that after I hit up my local HEB to grab my KING’S HAWAIIAN® bread and BBQ sauce, and put these bad boys together, my husband’s first comment was how perfect they would be for game day.
If that isn’t a personal touchdown, I dunno what is. I rule.
I went with the original KING’S HAWAIIAN® Rolls and Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce for this recipe, and the flavor is just spectacular. There’s some chopped sweet yellow onion and bacon in there, of course, as well as some Monterey Jack cheese.
This is the type of recipe that can feed a crowd, so invite the crew over, and be sure to stock up on all the game day essentials at HEB so you aren’t caught missing anything important! Save even more time and money with HEB’s Combo Loco deals!
When it comes to prepping this on the grill, you can either bring the pans out, or go with the foil method. Start with the bacon and onion in foil, then mix them into crumbled ground beef, put it back into foil on the grill until browned, stir in the BBQ sauce and cheese, then spread it over the rolls on a new foil, add the rest of the cheese, then slather the buns with butter, cover with more foil and let get hot and melty and zomg delicious.
It’s perfection on a roll. In my mouth. Hallelujah!
Don’t forget the creamy avocado slaw!