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Game Day Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Sliders with Spicy Chipotle Sauce

Miniature bacon cheeseburgers — a.k.a. sliders — get kicked up a notch in this recipe with a spicy chipotle sauce. Our suggestion: Double the sauce recipe and serve with French fries. You’ll be the game day MVP!

Bacon Cheddar Sliders with Spicy Chipotle Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 SLIDERS

Bacon Cheddar Sliders with Spicy Chipotle Sauce

Savory little bacon and cheddar topped sliders get a real kick with an addictively sweet & spicy chipotle sauce. Great for parties, served with French fries and a double batch of the sauce for dipping.


Chipotle Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup dill pickle relish (or finely chopped dill pickle)

1/4 cup onion, minced

2 Tablespoons canned chipotle in adobo, minced (or more to taste)

2 teaspoons ketchup

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Bacon-Cheddar Sliders

2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup onion, minced

1 Tablespoon kosher salt

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

24 slider buns (or 8 hot dog buns cut in thirds width-wise)

6 slices bacon, cooked, cut into 4 pieces widthwise

24 pieces torn lettuce


  1. Make Chipotle Sauce: Whisk together all sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  2. To make burgers: Combine beef, onion, and salt in a medium bowl. Shape into 24 2” patties. Coat a large nonstick griddle, grill, or outdoor grill with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Cook patties for 3-4 minutes per side or until well browned.
  3. Top each with 1 Tablespoon cheese and melt. Place bacon on top of warm cheese. Serve each slider on a bun with one piece of lettuce and 1 Tablespoon chipotle sauce.


To speed game-day prep: Chipotle sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Slider patties can be made the day before and stored wrapped tightly in refrigerator. Pre-cook/cut bacon and tear lettuce the morning of the party. Reheat bacon in microwave when assembling cooked sliders.

Serve with additional sauce on the side.


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Kerry January 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm

looks delicious. can’t wait to make them


Jessica January 20, 2014 at 3:04 pm

YUM…I’m salivating already!


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