Roast beef sliders follow in a long tradition that began back in the 1940s.
When the hamburger slider was invented it was given its name by US sailors.
The name described how in two small bites the greasy slider just slid right down your throat.
Sliders became a lovely new way of eating something that was no longer a whole meal on its own.
It gives the eater the option of lots, or a few to enjoy as a meal or a snack.
What Are Roast Beef Sliders?
Essentially these are small sandwiches of roast beef and cheese heated in the oven for 20 minutes.
I like to use smoked roast beef for extra flavor with either cheddar, or provolone cheese.
The mini buns can be plain or have sesame seeds, poppy seeds or garlic powder on top of the rolls.
These sliders can be made with mini dinner rolls, hawaiian rolls or specific slider buns.
Sauteed onions give this slider great appeal, maybe with extra sprinkled onion powder.
Most often roast beef is paired with horseradish sauce, but can also be very tasty with some worcestershire sauce.
Sliders are often popular on game day, along with chicken wings and beer.
However, remember to drink alcohol responsibly!
How To Make Roast Beef Sliders
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the buns you are using in half, and layer the bottom portion of the bums into a 9X12 inch pan.
Slice the onions into half moon shapes and sauté in the olive oil until soft and just changing in color, set aside.
Melt the butter and add the dill weed, stir and remove from the heat, then set aside.
In a separate bowl mix the mayonnaise and horseradish, and spread on the top half of the buns.
Layer the roast beef on the bottom half of the bun, and then layer the cheese over the beef.
On top of the cheese goes the sauteéd onions, just split them evenly.
Put the tops of the buns over the onions, and using a pastry brush; brush the tops with the butter and dill mixture.
Place in the oven and bake uncovered for about twenty minutes or until the cheese has melted.