Air Fryer Italian Beef Sliders — We’ve been experimenting with air fryer cooking for the past few months and can’t believe how easy it is to make delicious food without oil. This recipe for Air Fryer Italian Beef Sliders will have your friends asking where you found that awesome cookbook!
Looking for an easy slider recipe that will impress your guests? These Italian beef sliders are simple to make and taste delicious. They’re perfect for a summer party or cookout. Plus, they’re kid-friendly too! So gather your ingredients and get ready to make some mouthwatering sliders today.
What Are Italian Beef Sliders?
Cooks of all levels can enjoy creating mouthwatering Italian beef sliders. This easy recipe is perfect for a casual get-together with friends or when you need a quick and tasty meal. The beef simmers in a flavorful tomato sauce until it’s tender and juicy. Then, it’s piled on slider buns with melted cheese and your favorite toppings. So good, no one will be able to resist!
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Italian Beef Sliders
- Italian Shredded Beef
- Hawaiian Slider Rolls
- Porovole Cheese
- Melted Butter
- Garlic Powder
- Fresh Parsley
How To Make Air Fryer Italian Beef Sliders
Spray a pan with cooking spray. Then slice the slider rolls in half, add the bottom of the sprayed pan, spread some mayonnaise over the top.
Add the shredded beef on top of the mayonnaise, then add a tablespoon or two tablespoons of beef mixture on top. Add the mozzarella on top of the meat, and then add the top of the lid.
In a small bowl, add the melted butter and garlic powder. Brush the butter mixture on top of the rolls. Set the pan into the air fryer and air fry at 310 degrees F, air fryer setting for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with parsley right before serving.
Meat: Shred your meat so that it can add to the rolls. If you’re using cooked meat rather than sliced deli meat, be sure to drain the meat before adding it to the slider rolls. This will prevent the rolls from getting soggy.
Slider Rolls: Use a slider roll, but use regular hamburger buns if you can not find them.
Crowding: Leave space around the buns so that the heat can freely circulate around the sliders to cook them to perfection.
Baste: remember to baste frequently as the sliders cook up. This way, you get a moist and delicious top roll.
Seasonings: Add some herbs to the top of the roll for even more flavor. Some suggestions are poppy seeds, sesame seeds, or garlic or onion powder.
Timing: Since every air fryer is slightly different, remember to watch the sliders as they cook up. The timing will depend on your air fryer, and watching them is key to getting a great batch.
What Meat To Use For Italian Beef Sliders?
What is your favorite cut of beef for Italian Beef Sliders? Some people say that the best choice is roast beef or sirloin, but my personal favorite is short ribs. Short ribs are tougher meat, so they have to be cooked at a lower temperature for more extended periods. This gives them more flavor and makes them super tender!
Some great options that you can purchase from the deli counter at your local grocery store are Roast Beef, Pastrami, and even corned beef.
However, the traditional meat is Italian beef. The flavor of Italian beef is unmatched. It’s made with the best cuts, straight off a sirloin or round steak that has been roasted until they’re tender and ready to eat!
Can I Make these Ahead?
Assemble the sandwiches, and then cover and place them into the refrigerator. They will last well for about 2 to 8 hours, before becoming soggy.
You can even cook them and reheat them during the week for a quick meal or snack. Reheat in the microwave or the air fryer.
What to Serve with Sliders:
I love slider recipes. They’re easy to make and always a crowd-pleaser. I’ve had many people ask me what’s the best thing to serve with sliders. Some of my favorite dishes to serve with a plate of sliders are:
- Air Fryer Macaroni and Cheese
- Chick-Fil-A Copycat Coleslaw
- Air Fryer Parmesan Tomatoes
- AIR FRYER AVOCADO FRENCH FRIES
- AIR FRYER ZUCCHINI BROWNIES
- EASY AIR FRYER FRIED CABBAGE
Air Fryer Italian Beef Sliders
- 1 cup Shredded Italian Beef, See Suggestions Above
- 12 Hawaiian Slider Rolls
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 12 slices Provolone Cheese
- 1/3 cup melted butter, unsalted
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- fresh parsley
- Spray a pan with cooking spray.
- Then slice the slider rolls in half, then add the bottom of the sprayed pan, spread some mayonnaise over the top.
- Add the shredded beef on top of the mayonnaise, then add a tablespoon or 2 tablespoons of beef mixture on top. Add the mozzarella on top of the beef, and then add the top of the lid.
- In a small bowl, add the melted butter and garlic powder.
- Brush the butter mixture on top of the rolls.
- Set the pan into the air fryer and air fry at 310 degrees F, air fryer setting for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
- Sprinkle with parsley, right before serving.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
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