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!

They're perfect for the big game!

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! 

I originally shared this great slider 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 burger again. This slider is definitely one that everyone who likes a little bit of heat needs to try.

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.

I love the combination of cool and creamy and hot and spicy in this burger. This time around I changed it up and used little sourdough rolls from Winco and made mile high sliders. Be sure and have lots of napkins handy for this one. It’s definitely a juicy, delicious, messy burger. Definitely a four star burger.

Southwest Chipotle Burger Sliders

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

Directions:

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.

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. 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.

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.

Recipe by Our Best Bites

15 Game Day Slider Recipes

Here’s the Links to the 15 Game Day Slider Recipes

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Jalapeño Popper Turkey Burger Sliders
Asian Chili & Garlic Pork Sliders
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Club Sandwich Sliders
Easy French Dip Sliders
Monte Cristo Sliders
Hawaiian Pizza Sliders
Philly Cheesesteak Sliders
Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken Sliders
Pizza Sliders
Baked Hot Pastrami Sliders

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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!