Bison Meatball Sliders

Are you ready for another slider recipe? I sure am. I have been really into sliders lately, and sure been enjoying the heck out of them!

This one (like all of them really), was crazy easy to put together, and the taste was just perfect!

Really all there is to this recipe is making up your meatballs, toasting your slider buns with melted cheese and then putting together the simple sandwich!

1 lb. of Ground Bison should make about 8 meatballs. I used my pretty basic meatball recipe for these sliders, adding a little extra crushed red pepper for a bit more of a kick. If you like things with a little more heat, feel free to add even more!

I cooked these meatballs in my Dutch Oven with my sauce, after browning them with some olive oil. 25 minutes on 375* oven will do the job. Letting the meatballs cook and simmer in the sauce really allows the meatballs to soak up the sauce which is key in a good meatball sub.

Another important step in these little sliders is making sure you take the short amount of time to toast the buns and allow the mozzarella cheese to melt. This ensures you have a nice sturdy bun that can handle the weight and the sauce of your meatball, and also ensures good cheese distribution. I placed my cheese slices on both the bottom and top buns to ensure a good cheese to meatball ratio!

And then all that’s left to do is assemble them by placing meatball on top and sprinkling with parmesan cheese. Doesn’t get much easier than that, huh?

Enjoy these… I will certainly be making them again!

Bison Meatball Sub Sliders

Enjoy this slider version of a classic meatball sub, made using lean bison meat.


For Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. Ground Bison
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper more, if desired
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

For sliders:

  • Olive oil
  • Slider buns
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese sliced
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Mix all meatball ingredients together using clean hands. Form into balls. 1 lb. should make around 8 meatballs.
  2. Preheat oven to 375*F. Heat olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Once skillet is hot, place in meatballs and brown all sides. Add sauce, cover, place in pre-heated oven and cook for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from oven. Place mozzarella cheese slices on each slider bun (top and bottom) on a cookie sheet. Lower oven heat to 350*F and toast buns long enough for cheese to begin to melt (approximately 5-7 minutes.).
  4. Remove slider buns from oven and place one meatball on each bottom bun. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top of meatballs and cover with top buns. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Ground Bison is available online at

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