Sausage Picadillo Sliders

Sausage Picadillo Sliders are the perfect burgers to grill up at your next party! Nothing says party time like a whole bunch of sliders!


Not only do these sliders taste amazing, but they’re so easy to make you won’t believe it. I made this recipe up after I had picadillo the other night for dinner – never had it before. Add it to the list of things I’m definitely making again. The version we made was a a slow cooker recipe which makes everything taste better, but I wanted to have the same flavors – faster.


Besides grilling brats and beer you could totally throw these Sausage Picadillo Sliders on that grill and serve the whole crowd. I sized my recipe down for a normal size family but all you need to do is double up the amounts and make as many as you want. This is all you’re going to need to get started…some Johnsonville Italian Sausage, rolls, olives and a quick tomato sauce.


Mix together the chopped olives with the sausage and grill (in a skillet will work too) melt on some cheese and spoon on the picadilllo flavored tomato sauce. That’s it, you can make 5 or you can make 20 – however big your crowd is!



Sausage Picadilo Sliders

  • Author: Dan
  • Yield: 5 1x


  • 1 lb. Johnsonville Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped green olives
  • 28 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 slices mozzarella cheese
  • Slider Buns


  1. Mix the sausage together with the chopped olives and form (5) 3 oz. patties.
  2. Meanwhile in a saucepan, combine the tomato sauce with the cinnamon, garlic powder, cumin and salt and simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Heat up a large skillet and spray with non0stick cooking spray. You can also cook these on the grill or a grill pan.
  4. Cook the sliders for 4 minutes on one side and then flip for another 3 on the other side.
  5. Place a slice of mozzarella cheese on each slider then place the lid on the skillet to melt the cheese.
  6. Put each slider onto a bun, spoon some of the tomato sauce on and then the top of the bun.


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