Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders

These Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders are a perfect combo. A not too spicy, juicy little burger is topped with a creamy chili lime cilantro queso fresco sauce, avocado and tomatoes all on a toasted bun. They’re perfect for the big game!

spicy southwest beef burger sliders

It’s the start of a new year and I’ve joined a fun new group of bloggers to put together a roundup of recipes on the first day of every month!

This month we’re doing sliders just in time for the big games. After you’ve checked out this Southwest Chipotle Slider recipe, be sure and scroll to the bottom of the post for links to all 15 slider recipes! 

Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders

I originally shared this great sliders recipe as part of the Burger Club favorites. The post was in desperate need of some new updated, mouth watering photos. So I was excited when the group voted on sliders for the first month and I could feature this sliders recipe again.

This slider is definitely one that everyone who likes a little bit of heat needs to try.

a tray of Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders

I love the combination of cool and creamy and hot and spicy in these sliders. This time around I changed it up and used little sourdough rolls from Winco and made a mile high sliders recipe.

Be sure and have lots of napkins handy for this sliders recipe. They are juicy, delicious, messy burgers. Definitely a four star burger.

How do you cook sliders?

These sliders are essentially just a small version of traditional burgers, so they can be grilled outdoors or indoors on a grill pan or in a skillet. You could even bake them in the oven.

Yield: 4-6 Servings

Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders

These Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders are a perfect combo. A not too spicy, juicy little burger topped with a creamy chili lime cilantro queso fresco sauce, avocado and tomatoes all on a toasted slider buns. They're a great game day burger!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Burgers:

  • 1 1/2 lb ground chuck or ground sirloin
  • 1-1/2 chipotle peppers canned in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2 T adobo sauce (from the chipotle chili can)
  • 1/4 C grated onion
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/4 t pepper

Chipotle-Lime Mayo:

  • 1/2 C Mayo
  • 2 t lime juice
  • 1 1/2 t adobo sauce (from the canned chipotle chilis)
  • 2T chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4-6 good quality buns
  • 1 tomato
  • 1-2 avocado
  • lettuce
  • Optional: jack, cotija, or queso fresco cheese

Instructions

  1. Sauce: Combine mayo, adobo sauce, lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Sauce can be made a day ahead of time.
  2. Crumble beef gently with your fingers into a bowl. Add the chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, grated onion, garlic powder, cumin, kosher salt, and pepper. Don't over-work, just mix it enough to distribute the ingredients.
  3. Divide into 4 patties (or 6 little ones) and place on a preheated grill, indoor grill pan, or skillet. If desired, top with cheese, during the last few minutes of grilling. When the burgers are done to your liking let them stand for 5 minutes off the grill/pan.
  4. Toast buns then spread chipotle-lime sauce generously on each side of each bun. Add burger and top with tomato slices, avocado slices, and a crisp piece of lettuce.
15 Game Day Slider Recipes (photo collage)

15 Game Day Slider Recipes

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