These Pulled Beef Sliders made with Spicy Mississippi Pot Roast are so tender and delicious that they won’t last long. They are topped with jalapeno sauce and pepper jack cheese. Serve them mildly spicy per the recipe, or modify them to suit your palate.
Mississippi Pot Roast for Pulled Beef Sliders
I don’t use the phrase “best” for many foods because there is always something better around the corner. However, these sliders are made with King’s Original Sweet Hawaiian Rolls and a Spicy Mississippi Pot Roast—a very tender and tasty beef. It is simmered for hours in a slow cooker with pickled jalapeno peppers and their juice. The recipe uses tamed jalapenos for a subtle spice flavor; however, you can use hot jalapenos to ratchet up the spiciness or omit them altogether. If you are backing away from this recipe because of the pickled juice, let me reassure you that it is one of the best-slow-cooked beef roasts I have tried!
Add the Sauce to Pulled Beef Sliders
Cut the rolls apart horizontally to make a bottom and top. A serrated knife works best to cut the bread rather than a smooth one. Add the sauce to the bottom of the rolls. It has minced pickled jalapenos and a little juice mixed with sweet chili sauce to give it a sweet and savory flavor.
Shred the Roast for Pulled Beef Sliders
Make the pot roast a day or two beforehand, and keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the sliders. It is best to shred it while it is warm because it will shred much easier. Remove extra fat as you pull the roast apart. Leave the beef in the gravy to keep it hydrated and flavorful until ready to add it to the rolls.
Add a layer of pulled beef on top of the jalapeno sauce to cover the rolls. You can make this layer as thick as you like to suit your taste.
Top the Pulled Beef Sliders with Cheese
Add a slice of pepper jack cheese to the top of the beef. If you have pre-sliced cheese, you can cut a slice into quarters and have enough cheese for four sliders. If you slice your cheese off a block, piece it on top of the beef to make a layer.
Brush the Top Rolls with the Butter Mixture
Place the top of the rolls on the finished sliders. Then, brush the butter mixture onto the top of the rolls. Brush the top and the outer sides, and drizzle any leftover butter mixture over all the rolls. If you don’t have black sesame seeds, use all white ones. They can usually be found on the International aisle in the Japanese section of grocery stores.
Wrap the sliders in aluminum foil to keep them tender while they bake. However, if you like a more toasted sandwich, leave off the foil and bake them for less time.
Heat the Pulled Beef Sliders
Bake the sliders for 10 minutes to heat them and melt the cheese. Then remove the aluminum foil from the top of the rolls and bake for 2 or 3 minutes more to brown the tops.
Enjoy Sliders on Game Day
Buttery and delicious, these pulled beef sliders are so soft that they melt in your mouth. The Hawaiian rolls add just the right sweetness, and the spicy sauce adds extra flavor without overwhelming the other ingredients. Enjoy them on game day by keeping them warm in the aluminum foil until you are ready to serve them.
Spicy Mississippi Pot Roast
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The Best Pulled Beef Sliders
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon sliced tamed pickled jalapenos, minced (Mezzetta brand used)
- 2 teaspoons pickled jalapeno juice
- 1 12-count package Hawaiian sweet rolls
- 1 cup pulled beef from pot roast (use Mississippi pot roast for tender sliders; see note below for link to recipe)
- 3 slices pepper jack cheese, cut into quarters
- aluminum foil
- ¼ cup butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons white sesame seeds
- Combine the mayonnaise, Sriracha, chili sauce, jalapenos, and juice; stir to combine. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cut the Hawaiian rolls in half horizontally to make a top and a bottom. Pull each roll apart from the others to make serving easier after cooking.
- Place 2 long sheets of aluminum foil on a baking sheet to completely wrap the sliders for baking. Place the bottom rolls in the middle of the foil. Spread the sauce evenly on each roll. Top with pulled beef. Place a slice of pepper jack cheese on each roll. Add the top roll to each slider.
- Melt the butter and add the onion powder, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, and sesame seeds. Whisk together. Use a brush to cover the entire top and sides of the sliders with the butter mixture.
- Cover the sliders with aluminum foil and bake for 10 minutes. Pull back the foil to expose the sliders. Bake uncovered for 2 more minutes. Serve warm.