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Steak Sliders with Beer Cheese plated next to the beer cheese ready to serve.
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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.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 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
  • 2.25 cups Whole Milk
  • cup Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • 1/3 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


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



  • Begin by preheating your grill to medium high heat (about 350F) for direct cooking.
  • Add a cast iron skillet to the grill with some beef tallow 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!



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