Balsamic Meatball Sliders

Balsamic Meatball Sliders recipe – a taste that stands out and combines so well with the onions and peppers

Balsamic Meatball Sliders

Also try this Chipotle Slaw Burger too!

One of my all-time cooking tips when it comes to feeding my family of five – is to dress up my favourites! In the past I’ve made a recipe right out of left field, and had it be a total flop with my family.

Not because the recipe was bad tasting, just because it was so unusual from the norm. Not that it’s frowned upon to branch out and try different foods, but sometimes baby steps are a good way to diversify the palate.

Balsamic Meatball Sliders

This is especially true when it comes to kids, I’m looking at you picky kids! I’ve been making the same two meatball recipes for as long as I can remember.

They are similar in taste, but what I’d consider the most common type of meatball. My family loves meatballs, but sometimes I do get bored with the same-same all the time.

Balsamic Meatball Sliders recipe

So, when I discovered the dress up your faves section on Kraft Canada, I knew I had to try out one of their recipes. Each meatball recipe incorporates a different flavour of Kraft dressing, making each one a totally different meatball. Brilliant, right?

I tried their Balsamic Bistro Meatballs, which are served on a slider bun. While they are really tasty on their own, I love the idea of making little hamburgers/slider out of them, so I’ve adopted the name Balsamic Meatball Sliders instead.

Balsamic Meatball Sliders features Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, a taste that stands out and combines so well with the onions and peppers. Instead of baking them as meatball shape, I did flatten mine out a bit so that they’d stay on the slider bun better. This really is a great recipe to try sooner rather than later!

Meatball Sliders recipe balsamic

What is your favourite meatball recipe?

Meatball Sliders recipe balsamic

Balsamic Meatball Sliders

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Balsamic Meatball Sliders recipe - a taste that stands out and combines so well with the onions and peppers


  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef, 450 g
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, divided
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 8 slider buns


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Mix meat, yellow onions, bread crumbs, egg and 1/4 cup dressing just until blended; shape into 8 (3-inch) meatballs. Place on foil-covered rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Bake 26 to 28 min. or until done (160ºF). Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add peppers and red onions; cook 5 to 10 min. or until onions begin to caramelize and peppers are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place meatballs on bottom halves of buns; top with vegetable mixture and remaining dressing. Cover with tops of buns.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 538Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 4gSugar: 9gProtein: 32g

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  1. Sounds and looks like a good recipe! We like porcupine meatballs (with rice in them) baked in a tomato sauce.

  2. ok drooling over here ! they look amazing. and i dont really have a fav meat ball recipe. Something i have to start making more of

  3. Love the idea of serving these on tiny buns. What a great appetizer idea! My favorite meatball recipe has a homemade barbecue sauce. We serve them with egg noodles. So delicious…I might need to make them this weekend!

  4. I usually just form my beef and turkey burgers out of the meat and a few spices. These sound really tasty and I love the slider size too. Saving for the next bbq. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I am a traditional Italian Meatball kind of gal, but I also like them with Blue cheese. Slider sandwiches are a big family favorite in my house.

  6. yummy these look and sound so delish thanks for sharing , a must try , hubby will love these 🙂

  7. I love meat balls and these sound like a great idea, I’ve never thought of using a Kraft dressing to alter the flavour what a super way to make a ‘different’ meat ball. I love the idea of sliders too. 🙂

  8. I usually make bbq flavour sliders and meatballs, but this is a good idea and I will try.

  9. This is the perfect little summer party appetizer! We just had a birthday bbq this weekend & these would’ve been a hit!

  10. My younger sister loves the Balsamic flavor…..these would be great for her birthday dinner coming up!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Our favorite meatballs are the Chinese sweet and sour kind.These look very good and love the idea of adding in Balsalmic Vinagrette salad dressing.

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