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Grilled Meatloaf Sliders Recipe

Grilled Meatloaf Sliders are a whole new way to enjoy a family favorite. Mama's classic meatloaf meets family-friendly handheld grilled sliders. As an afternoon snack, a family cookout, or a casual dinner on the patio, sliders are always a big hit.
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Course: Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch, Pizza/Sandwiches/Appetizers
Cuisine: America
Keyword: easy dinner, easy recipe, sliders
Servings: 12 sliders
Author: Laura Franco


For the sliders

  • 1 lb. meatloaf mix
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup onion diced small
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 slider buns

For the sauce

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


For the sliders

  • Place all of the ingredients except the egg into a large bowl.
  • Slightly beat the egg and add it to the bowl with the other ingredients.
  • Using clean hands, gently fold the ingredients together. If the mix seems too wet, add 1 TBS of additional Panko bread crumbs at a time. The mixture should be very moist, but not too wet and able to hold together but not too firm or dry.
  • Form the sliders into small disk shapes that are the same size as your slider buns.
  • Grill the sliders on a medium-hot grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • Serve on slider buns slathered in meatloaf sauce.

For the sauce

  • Mix all of the ingredients together. This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.


  • When forming any type of meatball or meatloaf, make sure you do not over-work the mix. Slowly and gently use a folding method using your clean bare hands. The mix should come together and you can still see some of the more coarse ingredients, like the chopped onions and parsley.
  • I highly recommend chopping the onions and the parsley very small for this recipe. You still want to see and taste them but you don't want to bit into a large chunky piece of onion.
  • I've seen a lot of "meatloaf" recipes using just ground beef. I recommend you use the ground beef/ground pork combination for a true homemade meatloaf taste.
  • You can make these sliders a day ahead of time. Just store them in the refrigerator on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  • You can also freeze pre-made patties by wrapping them individually in plastic wrap and then placing all of them in a zip-top bag. To thaw, place them in the refrigerator overnight.