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Everything you love about a Western bacon cheeseburger recipe, now in fun size!

When it comes to finger food, it’s hard to beat the slider. A tiny, perfect version of the sandwich you’d eat as a full meal is just about the best culinary blank canvas we can imagine, so naturally, we’re snacking our way through photographer and recipe developer Jonathan Melendez’s new cookbook. Grab The Slider Effect and a pack of Hawaiian sweet rolls — it’s party time.

I’m not above a simple cheeseburger topped with crispy onion rings and barbecue sauce every now and then. Sure, it’s not white linen tablecloth fancy, but sometimes you just need to roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty…with barbecue sauce. Let’s take off our top hats and tiaras, loosen our ties, and unbutton our top buttons because these sliders are taking us back to the basics. If you don’t want to go through the steps of making the onion rings from scratch, use store-bought frozen onion rings instead. Just cook in the oven according to the package directions.

Reprinted with permission from The Slider Effect