Jalapeno Cheddar Sliders

These Jalapeno Cheddar sliders are too good to just eat one or two or even three. Oh, and on top of that, they are super easy to make and take less than 20 minutes! Bam! In yo’ face pretentious, time consuming party food!

So before we get into the recipe let’s discuss the process of making these bad boys.

When we sat down to discuss making these little sandwiches, it was determined that we would mix the cheddar and jalapenos into the meat. We figured that this was better than putting the cheese and jalapenos on top. It definitely is.

However, when we tested the recipe the first time, we discovered that the heat and flavor just wasn’t there for the Jalapenos even after adding some seeds and ribs. So we probably ended up buying some weak jalapenos. Dang it! We’ve experienced this before and you could run into this issue depending on where and what time of the year you make this recipe. To conquer those weak jalapenos, we substituted with jarred pickled jalapeno peppers. This made a huge difference! What we didn’t try – and I am just now realizing this as I type – is roasting the jalapenos. Also, we could have added some hot sauce to the mixture.

 

We usually buy “upgraded” aged cheese. Typically, we get a brand called Cabot (this isn’t a sponsored post we’d let you know if it was). It is just so much better than the orange stuff and it isn’t very expensive. But…In this case we bought the cheap-o orange stuff because the price difference was so great that we just couldn’t justify the added expense. This week the orange stuff was less than two bucks for a big block compared to nearly 3 times that amount its tastier counterpart. However, when you make this recipe you might want to go with good stuff.

You have several options for cooking these heaven-sent bites of carnivore culinary delight. We’ve provided directions for pan frying in a hot skillet and also in the oven. You could also grill them over hot coals for about 3 minutes per side. In order of best flavor, I would go with grill, pan, oven. But grilling is much more hands on and time consuming. We like to fry in a hot cast iron skillet so that you get that crispity caramelized crust going. That also makes for a nice texture.

**No matter how you decide to cook them, you will want to press down a little in the center of the burgers.**

We used dinner rolls for the bread and made a nice mayonnaise sauce to cool down the heat a bit. This recipe is a winner. You have several cooking method options and they are easy and quick to make.

When we make them again we will definitely go for the good cheese (if our budget allows), and we might even throw them on the grill.

Enjoy!

Jalapeno Cheddar Slider

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers, cheddar, Jalapeno
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Sliders
Author: Sarah
These Jalapeno Cheddar sliders are too good to just eat one or two or even three. Oh, and on top of that, they are super easy to make and take less than 20 minutes! Bam! In yo’ face pretentious, time consuming party food!
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Ingredients

Slider Burger Patties

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1/3 Cup of Pickled Jalapenos Minced
  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 8 Slider buns

Remoulade Sauce

  • ½ Cup Mayo
  • 2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons Horseradish
  • 2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh Parsley

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl add the mayo, Dijon mustard, horseradish, lemon juice, and parsley. Stir until combined. Put it in the refrigerator until ready to use. This sauce is also known as a Rémoulade. (See note)
  2. In a large bowl add the shredded cheese, minced jalapenos, salt and beef. Mix just until all the ingredients are combined. (See note)
  3. If you are going to bake the sliders in the oven. You will want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Form about 8 patties and place on a baking sheet with a broil pan to allow any excess fat to drip away while cooking. (See note)
  4. Bake for 8 minutes. Then turn on the broiler and broil for 2 minutes.
  5. If you want to pan fry the patties then form the patties as described in step 3 and cook on medium high heat in a large frying pan for 2.5 minutes per side.
  6. Placed cooked patties on the slider bun.
  7. Add about 1 teaspoon of the rémoulade on the top side of the bun. Finish all the sliders with the rémoulade and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • A rémoulade was invented in France and is a condiment that is usually aioli or mayonnaise based.
  • You don’t want to over mix the meat mixture. You want tender patties not hockey pucks. Lol
  • If you don’t have a broil pan then you can use a cooling rack and place it on a baking sheet.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a big party.
  • These are good reheated in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.
  • The sliders can be stored in an air tight container for 3-4 days.

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