These spicy chipotle sliders are simple yet majorly flavorful. Leave as is or top with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onions!

This was one wicked delicious dinner that I made last Friday.

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I wasn’t in the mood to cook and opened up my pantry and fridge to see what on earth I had that I could possibly make. I saw the jar of aioli that I made a few weeks ago and thought that I prolly should use that and soon since it’s too good to have it go to waste! Then when I opened my pantry cupboard the can of chipotles came into view and well, the rest was history.

I hope the majority of you like it spicy! I sure as heck do! My girls are still on the fence about it; one thinks cinnamon gum is spicy and the other puts Frank’s Red Hot on EVERYTHING. So that’s why I kept the burgers pretty basic without any of the spice, except when I melt the pepper jack over top! Eeeek!

So remember this mayo? It really is a cinch to make if you have a mini food processor! But for those of you who don’t but still want to make your own aioli then just take regular store-bought mayo and add in two cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of both kosher salt and black pepper, and two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir to combine and there you have it, the base to this chipotle mayo dip.

In a mini food processor add in a cup of the lemon garlic aioli/mayo {if it’s not already in there}.

Open a can of chipotle peppers in adobo. Now here me on this, these peppers are smoky and hot! So don’t try to be all macho and brave by adding in 3. You only need two and it’s plenty hot. Promise.

Grab two peppers, and don’t shake off any of that adobo sauce… issss goooood.

Add the two peppers in to the processor.

Blend until combined. Now if any of you are familiar with the burger joint Bagger Dave’s, then you might know something about it having this amazing chipotle sauce that I happen to fancy dipping my fries in. Well this tastes soooo close to that… I was stoked!

I poured it into a bowl with a lid and popped it in the fridge until the burgers were ready. So let’s start making those babies, ya ready?

This is about two and a quarter pounds of ground chuck {btw I think 80/20 is the best for burgers!}. This amount of beef should yield you 10 perfect sliders, I don’t measure or weigh each burger… I just go by feel. I then just add in a teaspoon of kosher salt and quarter teaspoon black pepper.

Mix well by hand and form in to the patties.

Grill for about 4-5 minutes a side or until desired doneness. I also toast the slider buns tops AND bottoms for the optimum toasty-char flavor! Oh and when I wasn’t looking Pat sprinkled our sliders with a little hamburger seasoning on top, but that’s purely optional.

I didn’t get any shots of the cheese melting beautifully over the tops of those cute little burgers, but I did take an extreme close up of the cheese! Mmmm pepper jack, my love.

So after we toasted the buns I slathered ours with some of that chipotle mayo. We used the left over chipotle mayo to dunk our onion rings in.

Heaven.on.earth!

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Topped the bottom slider bun with the pepper jack-covered slider burgers and then top bun {with all that spicy mayo}, squish it down a little so the sauce starts to ooze down the slider. Seriously.

These spicy chipotle sliders are so addicting… I limited myself to having only one…

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Until I had the ingenious idea to sneak a couple onion rings under the hood. HELLO?! BRILLIANT!

Enjoy! And if you give these Spicy Chipotle Sliders a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Spicy Chipotle Sliders
Yield: makes 10

Spicy Chipotle Sliders

These spicy chipotle sliders are simple yet majorly flavorful. Leave as is or top with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and onions!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 pounds ground beef chuck (use 80/20)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • pepper jack cheese
  • 10 slider buns (or small rolls)

FOR THE CHIPOTLE MAYO:

  • 1 cup of lemon garlic aioli
  • 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill over medium-high heat.
  2. Combine the aioli with the two chipotle peppers in a mini food processor until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. In a large bowl combine the ground chuck with the salt and pepper. Mix and form into 10 small patties. Grill for 4-5 minutes a side or until cooked to your liking. Just before the burgers are done, toast the buns {on both sides} and top the sliders with pepper jack cheeses {close the lid to the grill so the heat will melt the cheese}. When the buns are toasty, smear the inside of the top bun with the chipotle mayo. Place your slider onto the bottom bun and replace the top bun. Serve with onion rings and you'll be lovin' it!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 95mg Sodium: 471mg Carbohydrates: 17g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Protein: 32g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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