Game Day Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Sliders with Spicy Chipotle Sauce

January 25, 2013 2

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!


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 SLIDERS


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.

Comments (2)

  1. YUM…I’m salivating already!

    - Jessica
  2. looks delicious. can’t wait to make them

    - Kerry

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