Venison Bacon-Cheese Sliders Recipe

Whether it's for an appetizer or full meal, these venison sliders are sure to please a crowd. (Jeff Phillips photo)

If you prefer sliders over the traditional-sized burger, try this easy-to-make venison recipe

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 1 pound venison breakfast sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef (85/15)
  • 1 (1.06-ounce) packet McCormick Grill Mates Brazilian Steakhouse Marinade
  • Lawry's Seasoned Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • Dried minced onions, to taste
  • Colby cheese slices
  • 1 Vidalia onion, sliced thin
  • Thin slices of crispy cooked bacon (optional)
  • Sweet Hawaiian Slider Buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Stubb's Original (or Spicy) BBQ Sauce
Venison Bacon-Cheese Sliders Recipe
Use your hands to easily mix together the ingredients. (Jeff Phillips photo)


  1. Mix first 7 ingredients together in a bowl and allow mixture to sit until room temperature.
  2. Form venison mixture into little patties, each about 3 inches wide. Lightly coat one side of each venison patty with dried mined onions.
  3. Venison Bacon-Cheese Sliders Recipe
    Making your own venison patties is such a gratifying feeling. (Jeff Phillips photo)

  4. Grill venison sliders on hot grill. These venison sliders will cook fast, within about 5 minutes. Pull them off the grill as soon as they’re no longer pink.
  5. Serve each venison slider on a Hawaiian bun with mayonnaise, a slice of cheese, a Vidalia onion slice, bacon (if using), shredded lettuce, a tomato slice, and BBQ sauce.
Venison Bacon-Cheese Sliders Recipe
The great thing about this recipe is that the meat only takes around 5 minutes to cook on the grill. (Jeff Phillips photo)

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