Aug
20
2014

Baked Fajita Sliders

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These Baked Fajita Sliders are a perfect quick fix weeknight dinner for busy back to school nights!

Baked Fajita Sliders

Back to school weeknight dinners can be so tricky when you are juggling all of the kids activities and homework.  I teamed up with Old El Paso today to bring you a new super simple dinner idea that the whole family will love and can even customize their own little slider.

Baked Fajita Sliders

I used Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix to season the burgers.  Literally 2 ingredients before baking in the oven.  Nice and simple.

Baked Fajita Sliders

Once your beef is mixed, press into your 9×13 inch baking dish and bake until cooked through, about 30 minutes.

Baked Fajita Sliders

While the burgers are cooking, sauté some thinly sliced onions.

Baked Fajita Sliders

Add some thinly sliced red bell peppers as well.  Cook and stir until they are nice and soft.

Baked Fajita Sliders

Once the beef is cooked through, drain the grease if necessary then top with cheese slices.  Place back into the oven until melted :)

Baked Fajita Sliders

Cut your burgers into squares that fit your buns then top with your softened onions and peppers.  They are sweet and delicious.

Baked Fajita Sliders

Add a little leaf of lettuce and close with a toothpick if you’d like with a pickle attached.  How fun are these?!  Enjoy :)

Baked Fajita Sliders

Baked Fajita Sliders

Baked Fajita SlidersPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • Two 1 oz packages Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning Mix
  • 5 slices thinly sliced cheese squares
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 12 small rolls, split (We used Hawaiian Sweet Rolls)
  • 12 small lettuce leaves, trimmed to fit burgers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish lightly with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Place ground beef and Old El Paso Fajita Seasoning into a large mixing bowl, stirring to combine. Transfer beef to prepared baking sheet and press down evenly into dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and drain grease if necessary. Top with cheese slices and return back to oven for a couple minutes to melt cheese. Remove and cut burgers into appropriate squares to fit your slider rolls.
  3. While burgers are baking, heat oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and red bell peppers, stirring until softened. Takes about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Spread mayonnaise onto rolls and layer with a burger, onions and peppers, then lettuce leaf. Close with top roll and use a long toothpick to keep together if desired. Serve warm.

Makes 12 Servings

This is a sponsored post for Old El Paso however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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  1. 1

    Even though I don’t have kids to send back to school, I am still totally in love with these sliders. A fajita on a bun? Genius! Pinned!

  2. 2

    I don’t have kids but the big kids in our house will love this! (READ: me and my husband). Mouth watering!

  3. 3

    My whole family would love these, especially on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. Thanks for the easy recipe!

  4. 4

    Why have I never thought to make slider patties in a 9×13 and then just cut them out?! I’d avoid the dreaded “the patty is smaller than the bun” syndrome!

  5. 5

    I could eat 27 of these bad boys! Love the spin on fajitas!

  6. 6

    What a great idea!! Love that you did this in a baking dish!

  7. 7
    Naomi says:

    I agree, it can be so so tricky trying to juggle it all, but these sliders –easy and so good!

  8. 8

    These are the cutest little sliders! I am not really looking forward to the chaos of the school year starting, but these would help!

  9. 9
    Maria says:

    Fun dinner recipe!

  10. 10
    Gaby says:

    What a fun recipe!

  11. 11
    Tracy says:

    What a GREAT idea! I am so doing this better than grease splattering everywhere or heating up the grill! Fabulous:)

  12. 12
    Liz says:

    Thank you for the nice and easy recipe.

  13. 13

    Such a fun burger Jenny! Trying this recipe asap!!

  14. 14
    Jessica says:

    What an amazingly simple idea! I love beef fajitas, and this is the perfect spin on them. Baking in a 9×13 is much less work than firing up the grill, for sure! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  15. 15

    What a great way of cooking several hamburger patties at once!

  16. 16

    What a fun, fast meal idea!

  17. 17

    What a great idea! That’s the perfect way to get dinner on the table quickly.

  18. 18
    Elizabeth says:

    What a great idea for making a bunch of sliders at one time! Definitely an easy weeknight dinner! :)

  19. 19

    I love the idea of cooking the burger in the own and THEN cutting them into squares!

  20. 20

    I like that these baked fajita sliders are quick and easy to make. What’s more is that it’s enough for a whole family.

  21. 21

    Yum!! Such a good idea – these would be perfect for a last minute family get together!!

  22. 22

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    technological globe the whole thing is existing on web?

  23. 23
    Elisabeth S says:

    Making these tonight… I made these about a month ago for the first time and now my husband asks for them every other night, no joke. His excuse is that they are so easy to make lol.

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