Jr Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders are a fun handheld easy meal that is so perfect for game days or just a delicious dinner any day of the week. There are few fast food burgers as nostalgic and classic as the Wendy’s Jr Bacon Cheeseburger.
A soft pillowy bun, tender beef, crispy bacon, creamy mayo, and fresh crisp lettuce and tomato. These cheeseburger sliders are one of our favorite Super Bowl Recipes.
If you love mini appetizers, finger foods, and game day foods, you will also adore my Parmesan Candied Bacon Crackers, Honey Mustard Chicken Sliders, Garlic Parmesan Chicken Sliders, and my Jalapeno Popper Hot Corn Dip.
Why You’ll Love Jr Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
Mini & Handheld– everything is better in a small form and these mini Jr. bacon cheeseburger sliders are no exception!
Addictively Delish – I am sure we can debate the best type of burger and while there are many great versions – this is our #1 favorite cheeseburger and people go insane for these.
Fresh & Simple – just beef, bacon, mayo, cheese, tomato and lettuce. It’s fresh and crispy veggies combined with warm cheese and meat. Simple and perfect.
No Brainer – this isn’t one of those complicated recipes where you have to re-read it a few times as you’re cooking. This is intuitive as EASY!
Beef: tender 80/20 beef is formed into classic square shapes to mimic Wendy’s burger shape. The thin beef patties are seared on each side for a little bit of a crust on the beef.
Bacon: we are cooking bacon until it’s perfectly crispy!
Cheese: classic American cheese slices are used but of course you can use your favorite cheese.
Slider Buns: pillowy soft slider buns are used. Although I can find just about any use for sweet Hawaiian slider buns, for this recipe I prefer standard slider buns since Wendy’s hamburger buns are not sweet.
Veggies – crisp iceberg lettuce and slices of ripe tomatoes.
Mayo – just mayo on this burger, no ketchup. But of course you can use any of your preferred condiments.
How to Make Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
In just a few easy steps you can have these JBC sliders on your dinner table or game day spread. Here is how to assemble:
Step 1: Start by cooking bacon in the oven or on the stove until crispy. Set aside and wipe out excess grease from the pan. Spread ground beef into a flattened large square. Cut into 9 equal sized square patties, about 4”x4”.
Step 2: Season the burger patties with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high in the same skillet, flipping just once, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Step 3: Spread bottom buns with Mayo. Add burger patty, top with cheese and put in the oven on broil for just 2 minutes to melt the cheese. Add lettuce then tomato slices. On the underside of the top buns, spread a thick dollop of mayo and place the top buns on the sliders. Slice and enjoy!
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Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders (Wendy's JBC Copycat)
- 1 pack hawaiian slider buns
- 1 lb. ground beef 80/20
- 6 slices American cheese, cut in half
- 1 pack bacon avoid thick-cut so it'll be thin and crispy
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1 Roma tomato, sliced
- 1/4 head iceberg lettuce
- salt and pepper
- Start by cooking bacon on the stove in a large skillet over medium low until crispy. Set bacon aside and wipe out excess grease from the pan. Spread ground beef into a flattened large square. Cut into 9 equal sized square patties, about 4”x4”.
- Season the burger patties with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high in the same skillet, flipping just once, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Spread bottom buns with mayo. Add burger patty, top with cheese and put in the oven on broil for just 2 minutes to melt the cheese if needed. Add tomato slices, then top with lettuce.
- Spread the underside of the top buns with a thick dollop of mayo, place them on top of the sliders. Then slice and serve!