Cheesy meatball sliders with barbecue sauce: Try the recipe

This barbecue sliders recipe packs a punch for an NFL football Sunday gathering

These sliders pile on the flavor.

Ideal for an NFL football Sunday gathering, this recipe for Cheesy Meatball Sliders is all about going the extra mile when it comes to fixings and condiments. 

It calls for ground beef wrapped around wedges of creamy Babybel cheese and drizzled in barbecue sauce, then the meatballs are topped with smoked gouda for even more cheesy goodness. 

These barbecue sliders pack a punch with Babybel cheese and smoked gouda.

These barbecue sliders pack a punch with Babybel cheese and smoked gouda. (Courtesy of Quiche My Grits)

Here's how to make the dish that's sure to be the talk of the party.

CHEESY MEATBALL SLIDERS WITH BBQ SAUCE

(Recipe courtesy of food blog Quiche My Grits

INGREDIENTS

  • ground beef - use 85% for best results
  • panko bread crumbs - make a great binder
  • egg - holds everything together
  • onion - gives the meatballs great flavor
  • sweet red pepper - a little goes a long way
  • steak seasoning - the perfect spice
  • Koss Sauce - the star of this recipe!
  • Babybel cheese - melts perfectly in the middle
  • smoked gouda cheese - adds a smoky flavor
  • brioche slider buns - hold up well to the sauce
  • butter - use it to brush the tops of the buns
  • bagel seasoning - the final touch

INSTRUCTIONS

1 - Chop onion and sweet red pepper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 - In a large bowl, mix ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, red pepper, onion, steak seasoning and Koss sauce together until combined.

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HOW TO MAKE MEATBALLS

1 - With a one-inch scoop or your hands, roll ground beef mixture into small balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place on a sheet pan to make 24 meatballs.

2 - Use the back of a cookie scoop to make an indention in each meatball.

3 - Cut each Babybell cheese round into 4 wedges and insert one into the middle of every meatball.

4 - Roll ground beef mixture around cheese to create a ball. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then remove from oven.

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HOW TO MAKE SLIDERS

1 - Cut slider rolls lengthwise down the middle and place the bottom halves into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place 2 meatballs on each roll.

2 - Drizzle meatballs with Koss sauce, then top with slices of smoked gouda cheese.

3 - Place top rolls over cheese and brush with melted butter. Finish with a sprinkle of bagel seasoning.

- Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for an additional 15 minutes.