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Taco sliders with salsa and guacamole on the side.

Taco Sliders

These taco sliders are sandwiches stuffed with taco meat and cheese, then brushed with garlic butter and baked to perfection. Serve with salsa and guacamole for a party snack that will earn rave reviews.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 278kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 pound ground beef I use 90% lean
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 pound small dinner or slider rolls
  • 8 ounces sliced cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • toppings such as guacamole and salsa


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, breaking up the meat into small pieces with a spatula.
  • Add the taco seasoning and tomato sauce, then bring to a simmer.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Slice the rolls in half and place the bottom half of the rolls on a sheet pan.
  • Bake for 5 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted.
  • Spoon the meat over the bottom of the rolls, then layer the cheese on top. 
  • Place the top buns over the cheese layer.
  • Mix the butter and garlic powder and brush the mixture over the tops of the rolls. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the rolls are browned and the cheese is melted.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with guacamole and salsa if desired.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 2.5mg