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For a quick and easy midweek dinner, try my roast beef sliders. The soft slider buns are layered with thin slices of roast beef, spicy jalapeños, pepper jack cheese, and a delicious mayonnaise and horseradish sauce. They are then baked in a hot oven till golden on the top, and gooey on the inside.

Toasted roast beef sliders on a white plate, with a glass dish of sliders set alongside.

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My easy roast beef sliders are always a hit with the family, and I rarely have any leftovers. They are less cooking and more of an assembly job and can be pulled together in just 10 minutes. I like to layer my roast beef sliders with jalapeños and horseradish sauce which adds a subtle fiery heat.

Inspired by the roast beef sliders from Arby’s, I make these similar by adding jalapeno (although Aryby’s uses fire-roasted jalapeños) and covering the sliders before warming them, to ensure the bread stays nice and soft.

I bake roast beef sliders in the oven, ready to enjoy in just 15 minutes, making this a winning dinner option any night of the week. Serve as they are straight from the oven, or add some Au Jus.

If your family enjoys sliders, then try some of these great-tasting slider recipes, my Fried Chicken Sliders or my Pepperoni Pizza Sliders. You may also like my other sandwich recipes, like these Korean Sloppy Joes.

Ingredients

Here’s what you will need to make the recipe:

Roast beef sliders recipe ingredients set into individual dishes.
  • Slider buns – use a pack of 12, like Hawaiian rolls
  • Roast beef – opt for deli roast beef that’s ultra-thin sliced
  • Sliced jalapeños – from a jar.
  • Pepper jack cheese – opt for extra thin slices.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Prepared horseradish

How to make roast beef sliders

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Spray a 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray or line it with foil paper. Set aside.
  • Take rolls and use a bread knife to slice the rolls in half, separating the tops from the bottoms.
  • Place the bottom layer of rolls in the prepared baking dish.
  • Layer the thinly sliced roast beef evenly over the bottom halves of the buns.
  • Sprinkle the jalapenos over the roast beef.
  • Lay the pepper jack cheese over the jalapenos and roast beef.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and horseradish.
  • Spread this mixture over the bottom of the top halves of the slider buns. Place the top halves of the slider buns on top of the cheese.
  • Cover the baking pan and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  • Remove from oven and remove the foil. Use a knife to cut the sliders apart before serving.

Expert Tips

These tips will help you make the best roast beef sliders you’ve ever tried. 

  • If you prefer crispier sliders, spread melted butter on top of the sliders and bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Only do this just before you put them in the oven, to stop the tops from becoming too wet.
  • Make sure you don’t spread the mayonnaise horseradish mixture on the bottom layer of slider rolls, that must be covered with the roast beef. This mixture is only added to the top layer, otherwise, you will have soggy sliders.
Close up of 3 toasted roast beef sliders on a white plate.

Flavor variations!

This recipe is really easily adapted to include other flavors. Here are some ideas to get you started.

  • I’ve used thinly sliced roast beef, but you can use thin slices of ham, chicken, or even sliced salami or pepperoni.
  • I’ve used pepper jack cheese, but you can swap this for thin slices of cheddar, Swiss, or mozzarella cheese.
  • A layer of sauteed carmelized onions or mushrooms would be a great addition.
  • Swap the horseradish for some yellow or Dijon mustard.

How to serve roast beef sliders

Hawaiian roll roast beef sliders make a great lunch or dinner option. Serve the sliders as they are, or with an Au Jus Sauce.

Sliders work well with salad sides, try my Creamy Dill Potato Salad, Fresh Corn Salad, or Collard Green Salad. Or some of my favorite veggie sides like Air Fryer Corn on the Cob, or Sweet Potato Wedges.

Sliders make a great party or games night snack too and work well with other snacks like my Pepperoni Pizza Sliders, Air Fryer Pretzel Bites, or Oven-Baked Hot Dogs. This recipe is easily doubled if you are catering to larger numbers.

Close up of 3 toasted roast beef sliders on a white plate.

How to store

To refrigerate: These sliders are best served hot, straight from the oven. However, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. When ready to heat up, place it back into a hot oven to warm through.

To freeze: You can assemble these sliders, then wrap in kitchen foil and place them into a Ziploc bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, place into an oven-proof dish and cook from frozen, although they will take a little extra time in the oven.

Make ahead: You can assemble the sliders earlier in the day, then pop them in the oven when you are ready to enjoy. Just ensure that you layer them up exactly as I’ve suggested in the recipe card, as this will stop the horseradish sauce from running into the bread and making it soggy.

Close up of 2 toasted roast beef sliders on a white plate.

FAQs

How do you keep sliders from becoming soggy?

The trick to avoiding soggy sliders is to ensure that the layer directly on top of the bottom layer of slider buns, is a dry layer. I started with a layer of roast beef, before adding wetter ingredients like the jalapeños. I only add the mayonnaise and horseradish mixture to the top layer of the bun.

How long should sliders go in the oven?

Sliders should be baked long enough to warm the meat and melt the cheese. This should take about 15 minutes in the oven at 350F.

Do I need to cover the sliders with foil?

If you prefer your buns not to get crispy, then cover them with foil. If you prefer a crispy crust, leave them uncovered.

How many sliders per person?

I would allow 1-2 sliders per person, depending on whether you are serving it as a snack or as a main meal with other side dishes.

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Roast Beef Sliders

For a quick and easy mid week dinner, try my roast beef sliders. The soft slider buns are layered with thin slices of roast beef, spicy jalapeños, pepper jack cheese and a delicious mayonnaise and horseradish sauce.
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy roast beef sliders, roast beef sliders hawaiian rolls, roast beef sliders in oven, roast beef sliders with horseradish sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 421kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 12 count slider buns like Hawaiian rolls
  • 14 oz deli roast beef ultra-thin sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced jalapeños from a jar and drained
  • 2 oz pepper jack cheese extra thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray or line it with foil paper. Set aside.
  • Take rolls and use a bread knife to slice the rolls in half, separating the tops from the bottoms. Place the bottom layer of rolls in the prepared baking dish. Layer the thinly sliced roast beef evenly over the bottom halves of the buns. Sprinkle the jalapenos over the roast beef. Lay the pepper jack cheese over the jalapenos and roast beef.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and horseradish. Spread this mixture over the bottom of the top halves of the slider buns. Place the top halves of the slider buns on top of the cheese.
  • Cover the baking pan and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven and remove the foil. Use a knife to cut the sliders apart before serving.
  • Serve as is or with an au jus sauce.

Notes

  • If you prefer crispier sliders, spread melted butter on top of the sliders and bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
  • Using extra thin sliced cheese and deli meat will work best in these sliders. The extra thin slices will melt better in the oven. 

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1371mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 3mg
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