Sweet and Spicy Turkey Sliders on Sweet Rolls

I made these slider using King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls. The bread tastes like my recipe; classic Portuguese Sweet Bread, so be warned that the rolls are delicious and you’ll eat the whole bag in one day! The bread has it’s beginnings in the 1950’s in Hilo, Hawaii where Robert Taira, the Hawaiian-born son of Japanese immigrants opened his first bakeshop.

Portuguese Sweet Bread is famous in Hawaii, visit this website Kona Historical Society where you’ll find the history of the Portuguese and the sweet bread in Hawaii. Maybe these King’s Hawaiian rolls were inspired by the Portuguese recipe.


The sliders were easy to make because instead of making small patties one by one, I simply formed the meat into meatballs and then flattened them with a spatula. They all come out perfectly shaped tiny sliders.

Sliders on Sweet Rolls:

1 lb ground turkey or beef

1/2 small onion (finely chopped)

1/2 cup finely diced pineapple (optional)

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 teaspoon salt

Black pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil



Pepper Jack Cheese


Sliced Tomato


Sweet Pickle slices


Mix all ingredients except toppings in a bowl. Form the mixture into equally shaped round meatballs.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a skillet and place meatballs on the hot oil. Flatten each meatball with a spatula into small patty shapes

Cook on both sides until browned for a few minutes. Top with cheese and turn off heat. Set aside and keep warm until ready to assemble sliders.


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