Smoked Beef and Cheese Sliders will quickly become one of your favorite slides to make!
Loaded with smoked beef, melty cheese, sweet onions and BBQ sauce for the ultimate delicious bite!
The great thing about these sliders is that you can prepare and smoke the meat ahead of time. Store the smoked meat in an airtight container a day or two before you’ll use them. They make a great easy dinner recipe or the perfect appetizer to serve up at your next gathering.
Ingredients you will need
Cut of meat: Beef chuck roast
Cheese: Sharp cheddar and smoked gouda cheese
Onions: White or yellow onion
Buns: King’s Hawaiian Sweet Slider Buns or Original Sweet Rolls
Seasoning: Thundering Longhorn Beef Rub
BBQ Sauce: Sweet Preacher BBQ Sauce or your favorite BBQ sauce!
Beef and cheddar sliders are super popular, but I don’t like to limit the cheese just cheddar cheese! You can use any slices of cheese for this such as swiss cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepper jack and provolone cheese.
How to make Smoked Beef and Cheese Sliders
Preparing the beef roast
Preheat the smoker to 250° F. Smoke with Hickory wood for bold smoke flavor.
Lightly coat the chuck roast in yellow mustard as a binder to help the seasoning stick. Generously season the chuck roast on all sides with Thundering Longhorn beef rub from Fire and Smoke Society. If you cannot find this rub, you can also season the beef with a salt, black pepper and garlic powder blend.
Insert the MEATER Plus thermometer to monitor the internal temperature of this cook. The MEATER is a great tool to have because it helps you track your times and temps and it also estimated when the cook will be done.
Smoking the meat!
Place the chuck roast on the grill grates (indirect heat) of the smoker then smoke it at 250° F for 5 hours and spritz every hour with a barrel aged beer or some beef broth. I smoked this chuck roast on my Nomad Grill because it’s the perfect size for smoking a smaller cut of meat like a chuck roast.
When the bark is set and the roast reaches an internal temperature between 165-175° F, wrap the chuck roast in aluminum foil then place back on the smoker for 2 more hours.
Once the chuck roast reaches an internal temperature of 205° F and it’s prob tender, remove from the smoker.
Rest the roast for 30 minutes then shred the beef and mix it in with all of the excess juices. This will add a ton of flavor back into the meat. You could also save the juice and make an au jus out of it to dip your sliders in.
Assemble and cooking the sliders
While the roast is resting, thinly slice 1 larger onion then cookin a pan with olive oil over medium heat for 10-15 minutes until softened.
Place the bottom of the King’s Hawaiian rolls on a baking dish or in an aluminum pan. Add 4 slices of cheddar cheese, the shredded beef, ½ cup of BBQ sauce, caramelized onions and 4 slices of smoked gouda cheese. Place the tops of the rolls back on then mix in a small bowl: 2 tbsp melted butter mixed with 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1 tbsp fresh parsley. Brush the butter mixture on the top buns of the beef sliders making sure they are evenly coated.
Cook the sliders at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until the tops of the buns crisp up and the cheese is melted.
Slice in between each slider bun then serve them up warm and enjoy!
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- 3 pound chuck roast
- 4 tbsp SPG (salt, black pepper, garlic powder)
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 packages of Sweet Slider Buns
- 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
- ½ cup BBQ sauce
- 1 large white onion
- Preheat the smoker to 275° F. Smoke with Hickory wood for bold smokey wood flavor.
- Season the chuck roast on all sides with a salt, black pepper, garlic powder blend.
- Place the chuck roast on the smoker at 275° F for 5 hours and spritz every hour with a barrel aged beer.
- Wrap the chuck roast in foil then place back on the smoker for 2 hours.
- Once the chuck roast reaches an internal temperature of 205° F and is prob tender, remove from the smoker.
- Rest the roast for 2 hours in a cooler then shred the beef.
- Thinly slice 1 larger onion then fry them in a pan with avocado oil over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until softened.
- Place the bottom of the slider buns in an aluminum foil pan, then add 4 slices of cheddar cheese, the shredded beef, ½ cup of BBQ sauce, onions, 4 more slices of cheddar cheese. Place the top of the buns back on then brush on some garlic butter.
- Cook at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Slice the buns then serve and enjoy!