Today, I’m teaming up with Sam Adams for their Octoberfest to make these insane Beer Cheese Steak Sliders! The Octoberfest Beer is rich and savory, which just makes the onions and beer cheese in this recipe even more amazing. Add some grilled steak to the mix and you have the perfect party appetizers!

Steak Sliders with Beer Cheese plated next to the beer cheese ready to serve.

All you need is 20 minutes of prep and 1 hour of cooking time to serve 4 people. Get ready to bring out this recipe over and over again, because everyone’s going to love it!

Post sponsored by Samuel Adams.

Why You’ll Love Beer Cheese Sliders

This is the perfect recipe for game day or ushering in fall. Sam Adams Octoberfest adds tons of flavor to the onions and also to the melted cheese in this recipe, making it insanely rich and savory. 

Ingredients for Steak Sliders with Beer Cheese

To create these steak sandwiches, you’ll start out with some ribeye steaks seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.

For the beer onions, you’ll start out with thinly-sliced white onion or yellow onion, cooked with Sam Adams Octoberfest and beef tallow.

Next, you’ll create your beer cheese out of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, whole milk, Sam Adams Octoberfest, all purpose flour, butter, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and cayenne powder.

Then, finish off your sliders with slider buns, melted butter, everything bagel rub, and sliced American cheese.


Can’t get enough beer cheese? Try our Beer Cheese Smash Burgers and Smoked Venison Burgers with Beer Cheese.

How to Make These Steak Sliders

Beer Onions:

To create your caramelized onions, begin by preheating your grill to medium heat (about 350F) for direct cooking.

Next, add a large skillet to the grill with a tablespoon of oil to preheat for 5 minutes. Add your sliced onions to the cast iron skillet and then begin sautéing them for 10 minutes. 

Cutting the onion into thin slices and sautéing them in a cast iron skillet with some beer.

Once they begin to soften, add some Sam Adams Octoberfest, kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Continue cooking them for another 10 minutes until they are amber brown and soft. You can continue to cook them if you like, but at this point take them off and keep warm.

Beer Cheese:

To make your beer cheese sauce, add a medium skillet to the grill. Add your butter, flour, garlic powder and cayenne powder to the skillet to melt and mix for 1-2 minutes. 

Adding flour and seasonings to the melted butter in the skillet.

Once thickened into a paste, slowly add your Sam Adams Octoberfest in batches to fully integrate it and let the mixture thicken. 

Adding beer to the mixture on the skillet for the steak sliders with beer cheese.

Once mixed, add your mustard and worcestershire sauce. Finally, add your shredded cheese and keep stirring until fully integrated and smooth. Thin out the sauce as needed with the milk at the end. 

Adding cheese to the mixture in the cast iron skillet.

Finally, when the sauce is done (about 10 minutes), pull it off and keep warm.

Steak & Sliders:

First, with the grill at high heat (400F), sear off your steaks for 2-3 minutes per side. Once the steaks are cooked to 120F, pull them off and let rest for 8 minutes. 

Finally, slice them into thin slices with a sharp knife. Set the shaved ribeye steak to the side and keep warm.

The raw steaks and then the flipped steaks cooking on the grill.

While keeping the slider rolls together, slice your sliders rolls in half so there is a top half and bottom half. Add the bottoms of the rolls into a foil bin or cooking safe skillet. Add a layer of sliced cheese then cooked slices of steak, sautéed onions, and finish with a layer of sliced cheese plus the top buns. 

In a bowl, melt some butter. Gently spread the melted butter over the top of the rolls then add some everything bagel seasoning to the top.

Assembling the steak sliders by adding the slices of steak, sautéed onions and cheese to the rolls.

Next, get your grill to a two zone medium-high heat (around 350-375F) for indirect cooking. Add your sliders in the foil bin on to the smoker to cook until they are golden brown & crispy (about 10-12 minutes). Once done, pull the sliders off and let cool at room temperature for 2-3 minutes.

Adding the pan of steak sliders to the grill to caramelized indirectly.

Finally, slice up your sliders, serve the beer cheese on the side, and enjoy!

More on Sliders

How to Store Leftovers & Reheat

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Then, reheat in the oven for maximum texture and flavor.

What to Serve with Steak Sliders

A close up shot of a single steak slider.

Enjoy these delicious sliders with onion rings, sweet potato fries, roasted corn on the cob, or a fruit salad. You’re also going to want one of those Sam Adams Octoberfest, so make sure to keep those handy!

Steak Sliders with Beer Cheese FAQ’s 

Can I Use a Different Type of Steak?

Yes, the best meat is the one you prefer! Any cut of meat like a New York Strip Steak, T-Bone, Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, or more will work. All that matters is that you end up with some thinly-sliced, juicy steak.

What Kind of Rolls Should I Use?

You can use any form of bread you prefer for these little sandwiches. Dinner rolls, Hawaiian rolls, or whatever else you can find at your local grocery store.

For a few more slider ideas, check out my Smoked Cheesesteak Sliders, Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders and Guinness Pulled Beef Sliders.

One final shot of all the steak sliders with beer cheese, sitting with some Sam Adams Octoberfest.

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Steak Sliders with Beer Cheese plated next to the beer cheese ready to serve.

Steak Sliders with Beer Cheese

Steak Sliders with Beer Cheese for tender slices of steak on soft slider rolls with beer cheese and sautéed onions.
Author:Derek Wolf
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

Steak:

  • 2-3 Ribeyes
  • 1.5 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1.5 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Canola Oil as needed

Beer Onions:

  • 2 cups Thinly Sliced White Onions
  • cup Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • 2 tbsp Beef Tallow

Beer Cheese:

  • 3 cups Sharp Cheddar shredded
  • ¾ cup Whole Milk
  • cup Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • ½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2.5 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 tsp Cayenne Powder

Sliders:

  • Slider Rolls
  • Melted Butter
  • Everything Bagel Rub
  • Sliced American Cheese

Instructions 

Onions:

  • Begin by preheating your grill to medium high heat (about 350F) for direct cooking.
  • Add a cast iron skillet to the grill with some oil to preheat for 5 minutes.
  • Add your sliced onions to the skillet and begin sauteing them for 10 minutes.
  • Once they begin to soften, add some Sam Adams Octoberfest, kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder.
  • Continue cooking them for another 10 minutes until they are amber brown and soft. You can continue to cook them if you like, but at this point take them off and keep warm.

Beer Cheese:

  • Add another skillet to the grill. Add your butter, flour, garlic powder and cayenne powder to the skillet to melt and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  • Once thickened into a paste, slowly add your Sam Adams Octoberfest in batches to fully integrate it and let the mixture thicken.
  • Once mixed, add your mustard and worcestershire sauce.
  • Finally, add your shredded cheese and keep stirring until fully integrated and smooth.
  • Thin out the sauce with the milk at the end.
  • Once the sauce is done (about 10 minutes), pull it off and keep warm.

Steak & Sliders:

  • With the grill at high heat (400F), sear off your steaks for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Once the steaks are cooked to 120F, pull them off and let rest for 8 minutes.
  • Finally, slice them really thin into strips. Set the sliced steaks to the side and keep warm.
  • While keeping the slider rolls together, slice your sliders rolls in half so there is a top side and bottom side.
  • Add the bottom side into a foil bin or cooking safe skillet.
  • Add a layer of sliced cheese then sliced ribeye steaks, sauteed onions and finish with a layer of sliced cheese plus the top part of the buns.
  • In a bowl, melt some butter. Gently spread the melted butter over the top of the rolls then add some everything bagel seasoning to the top.
  • Get your grill to a two zone medium high heat (around 350-375F) for indirect cooking.
  • Add your sliders in the foil bin on to the smoker to cook until they are golden brown & crispy (about 10-12 minutes).
  • Once done, pull the sliders off and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Slice up your sliders, serve the beer cheese on the side and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 881kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 178mg | Sodium: 3409mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1491IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 712mg | Iron: 4mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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  1. 5 stars
    Tried the steak sliders for the football games this weekend, they came out absolutely perfect thanks for the recipe now I’m stuck making them for family and friends.