Spicy Chipotle, Bacon & Cheddar Sliders

Bacon and cheddar sliders get a spicy kick from sweet chipotle sauce. They're sure to be a hit at your next home gating party or backyard barbecue. Try making double the sauce recipe to serve alongside fries. 

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yield: 24 sliders

Ingredients

      Chipotle Sauce

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup dill pickle relish (or finely chopped dill pickle)
  • ¼ cup onion, minced
  • 2 TB 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 TB 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

Instructions

To make chipotle sauce, whisk together all sauce ingredients in a bowl.

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. Top each with 1 TB cheese and melt. Place bacon on top of warm cheese. Serve each slider on a bun with one piece of lettuce and 1 TB chipotle sauce. Offer additional sauce on the side. 

Notes
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.