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Cheesehead Sliders

Bang the drum all day
Cheesehead Burgers
Photo courtesy of Beef - It's What's For Dinner

When you tell your tailgate crowd these burgers are made with beer, they'll be gone before you can say "Go Pack, go!"

This recipe is courtesy of Beef - It's What's For Dinner.

Ready in
25 m
15 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef.  Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

You may substitute pub cheese, cheddar cheese curds, beer cheese sauce, cheddar cheese slices or pimento cheese spread for cheddar-flavored cheese spread.


  • 1 Pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/2 Cup beer
  • 1/4 Cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slider buns or small dinner rolls, split
  • 1/4 Cup cheddar-flavored cheese spread


Combine ground beef, beer, bread crumbs, garlic, salt and pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Lightly shape into eight 1/2-inch thick mini-patties.

Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally.

Place burger on bottom half of each slider bun.  Evenly spread cheese over burgers.  Close sandwiches.