These sliders are the perfect appetizer for casual parties. They're meaty and flavorful, but totally customizable according to what spices you like. The rolls are fluffy, light, soft, and pillowy — in other words, they're perfect. Toast them up before serving and enjoy.

BBQ Black Bean Ball Sliders on Homemade Rolls [Vegan]



For the Rolls:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
For the Black Bean Balls:
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and mashed
  • 4 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds, plus 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce


To Make the Rolls:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. If not using a non-stick pan, grease your pan.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and roll into dough balls approximately half the size of your palm.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on top.
To Make the Black Bean Balls:
  1. Smash the black beans, then add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly, adding more breadcrumbs if you need.
  2. Form the mixture into balls, slightly smaller than your rolls.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and add the meatballs so they become crispy.
  4. Flip them over when crispy.
  5. When crispy on both sides, add a half a tablespoon of BBQ sauce right on top of the meatballs, rolling them around to coat them and continue to fry until coated.
  6. Slice your rolls and add a meatball and serve with a little more BBQ sauce.