These Teriyaki Sliders with Broccoli Slaw are the perfect Asian take on a classic slider sandwich! Topped with crunchy broccoli slaw, they are packed with flavor (and extra veggies)! Best of all, you can make these ahead and freeze them – they are totally freezer friendly! Use them for a future meal, work lunches, or weekly meal prep.
Prep-Ahead Teriyaki Sliders with Broccoli Slaw
I am SO excited to share this recipe with you today! It comes from a fabulous new cookbook from my friend, Alea Millham of Premeditated Leftovers. (Check out her site, it is fantastic!)
I met Alea last year at a Pinner’s Conference when I attended a class where I got to see her prepare an entire week’s worth of dinners AND lunches in less than an hour! (The class was 50 minutes long, and she ended with a few minutes to spare!) It was one of the coolest things to see – mostly because it seems like my dinners (when I’m not using freezer meals) take an hour EACH NIGHT to prepare, and here she was preparing lunches and dinners for an entire week in under 50 minutes… (If you don’t believe me, check out her page on Facebook, where she was gracious enough to redo the class on Facebook Live, and you can watch as she preps the dinners and lunches in just one hour!)
I got a copy of her first cookbook, Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch, and I highly, highly recommend it! We have loved every recipe we have made so far.
Prep-Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches
This year, Alea has a new cookbook out, as a follow-up to the previous one. This time, she is focusing on prep-ahead breakfasts, lunches and desserts!
I was lucky enough to get an advance review copy, and I am so happy I did! I’ve tried several of the recipes already, and have loved them all! I mean, what is not to love about Peaches & Cream Stuffed French Toast that can be made ahead and frozen?!?! Or steak, egg and cheese breakfast burritos with chimichurri sauce?? (I had some leftover chimichurri sauce from the burritos last week and ate it with some steak bites I made for dinner last night – SO good!)
Alea has graciously allowed me to share with you one of the recipes from her new cookbook, and so today I bring you – Prep-Ahead Teriyaki Sliders with Broccoli Slaw!
Just like my Hawaiian Sweet Roll Sliders, these teriyaki sliders are a perfect lunch (or light dinner) for summer! It is easy to put together and doesn’t take long to make. Best of all, you can use this as a freezer meal! Either freeze the entire group of sandwiches for a later meal, for a potluck, picnic or barbecue, or bake and then freeze individually for easy work lunches or meal prep.
We made these for lunch yesterday and they were gone in a matter of minutes. Everyone loved them, including the littles! I love that it got them to eat some additional veggies without much fuss. This is definitely a permanent addition to our meal rotation.
Cooking the Beef
I used 80/20 ground beef when making them. I used a quarter-sheet pan, which is roughly 9×12, and it was perfect! The ground beef will shrink in the oven, but I found that in the end, it was actually the perfect size to fit on the sweet rolls (big enough to cover them all, but not leave a lot of extra on the edges). If you don’t have a quarter-sheet pan (I love mine and have three, highly recommend them), opt for a cake pan, which should be about the right size, of if you just have casserole dishes, go with a 9×13.
The Broccoli Slaw
I saved some time with the slaw by finding a commercially-prepared broccoli slaw mix that included the grated broccoli, carrots and purple cabbage all in one at my local Walmart, and used that instead of preparing them individually on my own (mostly because I couldn’t find grated broccoli by itself and I was too lazy to make my own). The dressing comes together in about a minute – pour it over the prepared slaw mix, and you’re done with the slaw!
The sliders came out warm and crispy on the outside, and juicy on the inside, with just the right amount of crunch with the slaw! You can make the slaw and burger patties without the sesame oil, but I really think you’d be missing the best part of the flavor package, so don’t leave that out unless you absolutely have to.
It was all I could do to hide two of the sliders from the hungry hoard at my house so I could freeze them for lunches for my mom. This is such a gourmet take on some fun little sliders, and I highly, highly recommend then for your next picnic, potluck or barbecue!
I also HIGHLY recommend that you get a copy of Alea’s book, Prep-Ahead Breakfasts & Lunches! You will NOT be disappointed – I promise! It is a fabulous companion to her Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch, and with both, you’ve got every meal covered, including dessert!
My personal thanks to Alea, both for letting me have a review copy of her book, and for allowing me to post one of her recipes for you! She even provided a video tutorial!! You guys, she really is amazing! She is genuine and warm and always thinking of ways she can help others. Her recipes are fabulous and she has great tips on practical frugal living! You can follow Alea and get more great recipes and frugal living tips on her website, in her Facebook group, or by following her on Pinterest!! I’ll never hear the end of this from my father and brother in Air Force blue, but “Go Navy!” Thank you Alea!! I owe you. 😉
Now go make yourself some Prep-Ahead Teriyaki Sliders with Broccoli Slaw. Now. Today!! 🙂
Disclaimer: I have not been paid for this review or for my opinions on this recipe. I did receive an advance copy of her cookbook for review, but I already knew it would be terrific because I am familiar with her previous book and had tried many of the recipes in it. I genuinely love this cookbook and Alea’s recipes. I have made them for my family and have used several of them in taking meals to family members. I have included links to buy the cookbooks on Amazon, and I do receive a small percentage of each sale as an Amazon Associate. But even if I didn’t, I still highly recommend both of these cookbooks! The recipes are easy, versatile, adaptable and make-ahead-able (and many are freeze-able, too)! Eating healthy and from-scratch does not have to take hours of your time each week. Alea’s cookbooks are proof of that!
Can’t get enough sliders? Be sure to check out my Hawaiian Sweet Roll Sliders for another variation!
You may be able to find a commercially-prepared broccoli slaw mix that contains broccoli, carrots and cabbage already prepared. If so, you can substitute 3 cups of this mix for the individual components called for in the recipe. Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.
Asian Broccoli Slaw
Storing/Freezing and Reheating
Serving Size: 12 sliders
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 375mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 22g
You may be able to find a commercially-prepared broccoli slaw mix that contains broccoli, carrots and cabbage already prepared. If so, you can substitute 3 cups of this mix for the individual components called for in the recipe.
Nutrition information provided as an estimate only.