Barbecue Beef Sliders USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 6
These easy-to-make sliders are small sandwiches that pack big flavor.
CACFP Crediting Information
1½ oz eq meat
1 oz eq grains
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
5 from 1 vote

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Place beef in a slow cooker, at least 2 quarts. Cook on low for 4 hours or cook on high for 2 hours. Heat to an internal temperature of 145 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds. Wash hands after touching uncooked beef.
  • Remove beef from slow cooker. Place on a cutting board. Use two forks to shred beef into strips.
  • In a medium bowl, combine shredded beef, barbecue sauce, and 2 Tbsp of au jus (liquid) from the slow cooker. Mix.
  • Slice rolls in half horizontally (if not pre-sliced).
  • Place ¼ cup barbecue beef between each roll.
  • Serve 1 slider. Serve immediately, or keep warm at 140 °F or higher.


Nutrition Facts
Barbecue Beef Sliders USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 Barbecue Beef Slider
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 371mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 24g8%
Dietary Fiber 3g13%
Total Sugars 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
*Marketing Guide
  • Contains wheat (rolls). Barbecue sauce can be a hidden source of common allergens, which include milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • Sesame can appear as an ingredient in food where it might not be expected (rolls) and may be included in the ingredients statements as “spice” or “flavoring.”
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook, Method A.
Yield / Volume