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Sliders with Jalapeño Burger Sauce

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sliders with jalapeno burger sauce - www.iamafoodblog.com

sliders with jalapeno burger sauce - www.iamafoodblog.com

sliders with jalapeno burger sauce - www.iamafoodblog.com

I am loving Spring. The days are getting longer and it’s finally starting to warm up. Mike and I sat on our deck yesterday and soaked up the sun. I even needed a hat – it was glorious. Now that warmer weather is approaching, my mind is starting to turn to all the delicious things we are going to eat outside.

Of course, I have no problem eating delicious things inside either. Remember these potato buns? They were destined for sliders the whole time. I made these guys super simple, just the way I like my burgers. I stuffed some cheese into my patties (inspired by these sliders), but I left Mike’s plain. He’s more of a regular burger guy, hold the cheese.

Mini burgers with homemade buns: simple, honest food, just the way I like. (Side note, why do people refer to food as honest? What the heck is dishonest food?)

In this post: cast iron pan // plate // knife

Beef Sliders with Jalapeño Burger Sauce Recipe
makes 6 sliders


  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • shredded cheese, if desired (~1/2 – 1 tablespoon per patty)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6 potato slider buns or mini slider rolls of choice
  • jalapeño burger sauce, recipe below
  • green leaf lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes

Divide the beef into 6 equal portions and gently form into patties. If using cheese, mix into the patty before forming. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Butter and toast your buns.

Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat and add several patties, making sure not to over-crowd. Cook until charred and cooked through, flipping once. Sauce up your buns and place the patties on, topping as desired. Enjoy immediately.

Jalapeño Burger Sauce Recipe
makes 3/4 cups


  • 1-2 jalapeños
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 4 slices dill pickles, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Start off by charring the jalapeños. You can either do them directly on the grates of your gas grill or you can do it in your oven using the broil function. If using a gas grill, place the chili directly on the grate and turn the gas up to high and let the skin blister and turn black. Use a pair of tongs to flip and char evenly. If using the oven, turn the oven to broil and place the chilis on the rack closest to the top of the oven. Keep and eye on them as they turn black and turn, using tongs, as needed.

When all the skin is charred, place the jalapeños in a small bowl, cover and let sit. The steam will help the skins slip off more easily. When the chilis are cool, rub away the charred peel and cut away the stem. If you are adverse to spice, remove the seeds and ribs. Chop into small pieces, let cool, and mix with the rest of the sauce ingredients.

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17 Comments

  1. Kathryn says:

    That jalapeno burger sauce sounds insane – must make asap! I’m all about eating outside right now + burgers have to be on our menu this weekend I think.

  2. Sune Moolman says:

    I have been craving burgers the past few days!
    These sliders are right up my alley – our days are getting colder, so the jalapeno sauce will definitely hit the spot!
    Gorgeous photos!

  3. Dishonest food? What comes to mind are frozen fake meat products and powdered low calorie PB; Both are lies!!
    That sauce is must try this weekend! I only have a few times before I must pack away the BBQ, it is so cold in Australia now.

  4. Hell yeah, for warmer weather! I’m breaking out the smoker later today and CANNOT WAIT! These look amazing and like the perfect match for those cute little potato buns!

  5. Yin and Yolk says:

    Your pictures always look amazing and your recipes are so easy to follow. Can’t wait to try these once New England finally warms up.

  6. cynthia says:

    These. PHOTOS. That second one took my breath away Steph!!! These burgers look incredible (and um, I’ll take five gallons of that jalapeno burger sauce plz and thank you!)

  7. Oh my goodness. That shot of the burgers in the pan. You got it, gurl. I don’t even know what “it” is, but you got it and so do these yummy burgers. They look amazing!

  8. Abby says:

    gah, these burgers look AMAZING, Stephanie! I’m not even a big on savory foods, but this recipe — woah. LOVE your photos (as usual).

  9. One word: YUM. Your burgers always look like they are the best. I still remember your Shake Shack imitation from last year. Can we sneak off to get some burgers and fries when we’re both in NYC plz? kthnxbai

  10. Meghan says:

    You are killing it with these burgers! And if not the burgers, I’d be totally content with just a big bowl of jalapeno sauce. And, I know I’m just repeating everyone else here, but that second photo! Stunning!

    (As far as dishonest food goes, I’ve always found bags of chips filled 3/4 the way with air to be pretty shady.)

  11. Alana says:

    I am so happy about the longer days!! Long days make me so so happy. I love warm summer nights, when the sun doesn’t set til after 8!! But I guess I shouldn’t count my chickens before they hatch and just be grateful for spring and these sliders. That jalapeño sauce sounds ridiculously awesome. And this goes without saying but i LURVE these photos. ♡♡♡

  12. These are so cute and THAT SAUCE sounds delightful!

  13. Gaby says:

    I love sliders! These looks so good, love the sauce!!!

  14. That sauce sounds simply MAGICAL, Steph! I’m definitely trying that on…well, everything? But excited because spicy sauces are where it’s at! And your photography is always so wonderful and intense. Just look at those action shots 0_0 ^_~v

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