It’s Surprise Recipe Swap time again! I sure love a surprise! I look forward to the 20th every month so I can see who had my blog & what recipe they chose.

This month I got to be inspired from Meghan at The Tasty Fork for today’s recipe: BBQ Meatball Sliders!

I love a good meatball, I love BBQ sauce, & I crazy love coleslaw! Meghan’s idea of putting the three on a bun & making a sandwich is superb! I stuck with her coleslaw recipe since it is similar to my own,  but I had to go with the base of my favorite meatball recipe & I am using my all-time favorite Kansas City BBQ Sauce made by Bullseye. Plus, I decided to make my own slider buns for this post. Meghan uses Hawaiian Rolls, which I am sure, are just as awesome as my Everything Slider Buns!

 Doesn’t this recipe just make you crave Summer? Get to cooking it & let me know what you think!

BBQ Meatball Sliders

BBQ Meatball Sliders


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef (I like 85/15)
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 medium egg
  • 3 Tbsp skim milk
  • 3/4 cup Favorite BBQ Sauce

For the Coleslaw:

  • 3 cups shredded cabbage mix
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp each Salt & Pepper

Additional Ingredients:

  • Cooking Spray
  • 12 dinner rolls or slider buns


  1. FOR THE COLESLAW (Prepare first): Toss the cabbage and scallions with the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, celery seed & sugar; season with salt and pepper. Allow to macerate & break down in the fridge while you make the meatballs.
  2. FOR THE MEATBALLS: Combine all ingredients, except the BBQ sauce in a large bowl. Line a baking sheet with foil & spray with cooking spray. Form meatballs (about 2 Tbsp each) & place onto prepared baking sheet (makes about 12-14 meatballs.) Bake at 400*F for 15-16 minutes, or until no longer pink. Heat BBQ sauce in a large saucepan, add baked meatballs & gently fold/toss in the sauce. Remove from heat when it boils/sizzles.
  3. TO ASSEMBLE: Place a saucy meatball on the slider bun and top with fresh coleslaw.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
 Recipe inspired & adapted from The Tasty Fork