Barbecue Beef Sliders USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
These easy-to-make sliders are small sandwiches that pack big flavor.
2 oz eq meat
1 oz eq grains
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 25 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Place beef in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours or cook on high for 2½ hours. Heat to an internal temperature of 145 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds. Wash hands after touching uncooked beef.
    For 25 servings, use at least a 4-quart slow cooker.
    For 50 servings, use at least an 8-quart slow cooker.
  • Remove beef from slow cooker. Place on a cutting board. Use two forks to shred beef into strips.
  • In a large bowl, combine shredded beef, barbecue sauce, and au jus (liquid) from the slow cooker. Mix.
    For 25 servings, add ⅔ cup of au jus.
    For 50 servings, add 1⅓ cups of au jus.
  • Slice rolls in half horizontally (if not pre-sliced).
  • Place ⅓ cup (#12 scoop) 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 Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 Barbecue Beef Slider
Calories 209 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 421mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 3g13%
Total Sugars 8g9%
Protein 16g32%
Calcium 58mg6%
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
  • The  symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis Workbook,
    Method A.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
Weight: 6 lb 6 oz
Yield: 25 sliders
50 Servings:
Weight: 12 lb 12 oz
Yield: 50 sliders