Filet Mignon Caprese Sliders

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Filet Mignon Caprese Sliders are a great grilling option to consider for this summer’s barbecues.

filet mignon caprese slider skewered with a sandwich pick. Beer on the side.

We’ve got one Dad in our house, and he always requests filet mignon for his special day (Father’s Day).  I’ll give him that as we do love it, but we hardly ever buy it.  Filet mignon is a most-awesome cut of meat- so tender and perfect and usually quite expensive- so I have a solution for how to serve filet mignon without breaking the bank.  Turn it into sliders!  You can turn just one small filet mignon steak into about eight sliders.  So instead of feeding just one person, that filet mignon is going to make FOUR people quite happy.

filet mignon caprese sliders on a tray with package of king's hawaiian rolls in the forefront

Of course, you have to pair that filet mignon with the best rolls for sliders – Hawaiian Rolls. We are absolutely addicted to these soft, sweet rolls at our house.  My son the pre-teenager can happily down four of these in about 5 minutes, so when I buy them… I literally have to HIDE them until I’m ready to use them up for a meal!  They are great for little slider burgers too… or mini deli sandwiches… or just eating!  But they are perfect for summer BBQ’s- ready to eat right out of the package.  Anyone else love these rolls as much as I do??

tray of filet mignon caprese sliders each skewered with a long sandwich pick. Beer on the side

How to make Filet Mignon Caprese Sliders:

So here’s what’s going on with my filet mignon sliders >> I grill the filet (just a drizzle of olive oil and a little salt and pepper), then slice the filet into slider-sized pieces.  Here’s the sequence for stacking:

  • Hawaiian Roll
  • bacon
  • burrata or mozzarella
  • basil leaf
  • piece of filet
  • tomato slice
  • Hawaiian Roll

looking down on a filet mignon caprese slider with a glass of beer

They are the absolute best sliders ever.  The filet… oh my gosh, it is super tender and easy to bite into.  The burrata acts as both cheese and sauce for the slider (no real sauce of any kind is necessary), the bacon adds a wonderful crunch and flavor component to the whole thing, and the Hawaiian rolls are soft and squishy and sweet and perfect.  I would think that any Dad would be super happy to be served filet mignon slider-style for Father’s Day.  And these are perfect for barbecues all summer long too.

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Here are a few more slider recipes you might like to try:

filet mignon caprese slider skewered with a sandwich pick. Beer on the side.
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Filet Mignon Caprese Sliders

The best gourmet sliders!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 sliders
Calories 369kcal


  • 1 pound filet mignon steak
  • 8 Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, sliced in half
  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced into 8 slices
  • 8 slices burrata cheese or fresh mozzarella (will need enough for 8 sliders)
  • 8 large basil leaves
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and cut into thirds


  • Preheat your grill to medium. Drizzle your filet steak with a little olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Grill steak on both sides until you have reached your desired doneness. I prefer to take it off when it's just beyond medium rare (still a little pink inside). Let rest on a cutting board for a few minutes, then slice into slider-sized pieces.
  • Assemble the sliders: on the bottom half of the rolls, layer tomato > filet > basil leaf > burrata > bacon, then top with the top halves of the rolls. Secure with cocktail sticks, if desired. Serve and eat immediately.


  • *Burrata cheese can be found in the gourmet cheese section of your market. It comes shaped as a "ball" floating in tub full of water (just like fresh mozzarella). It's wonderful and creamy, but you can also substitute sliced fresh mozzarella for this recipe.


Serving: 1slider | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg
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  • Amanda wrote:

    I tried this recipe with Arla Dofino Gouda cheese and it was a massive hit!!!!I definitely will be making it again!

  • Meggan | Culinary Hill wrote:

    Filet Mignon is definitely the best cut of meat in my opinion, and I love the idea of making a little go a long way with sliders! Because why have a steak sandwich if you can have a filet slider? Great recipe!

  • Emily @ Life on Food wrote:

    Oh man these will be on the menu soon. Certainly a crowd pleaser!

  • Laura @ Raise Your Garden wrote:

    Oh my, dad is going to get spoiled with these! Filet mignon, I hope he doesn’t expect the royal treatment everyday! A man can get used to these, ya know?!?

    Kings Hawaiian is just so versatile too!!

  • marcie wrote:

    You’ve just made one of my favorite salads so much better! Caprese salad with filet mignon as a slider is one of the best ideas ever. They look so delicious!

  • Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen wrote:

    The king hawaiian rolls go like crazy at my house too!! But with filet mignon and burrata?! Dear lord this is amazing!!

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg wrote:

    Now that’s my kind of slider. My hubs will love these too.

  • Meghan @ Cake ‘n’ Knife wrote:

    My father in law is going to swooooon over these – thanks for an amazing recipe! I grew up eating those rolls and I will take ANY excuse to use them – aside from me secretly devouring them in the middle of the night… 😉

  • Julie @ Texan New Yorker wrote:

    Beautiful! I just bought a whole filet mignon when my grocery store had them on sale. And then I see your post. Coincidence? I think not… 🙂

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou wrote:

    What a perfect meal for father’s day – the dad in your house has great taste! These look so delicious, I love all the flavors you used!

  • Sammi @Sammi Sunshine wrote:

    How fun! I like how it’s a more laid back meal while still using steak. My dad would love this!

  • dc wrote:

    I’m taking this an running with it! Although, in my house about 3 steaks two big packages of the rolls (my sons (3) are addicts…and they’re out of their teens 23,21,20). Thanks for sharing!