Venison Sliders with Chipotle Sauce

Serve these scrumptious, savory sliders at your next party for a delicious twist on traditional beef burgers. Try the easy to make chipotle sauce on turkey or regular burgers, too!

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

      Chipotle Sauce

  • ½ cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 TB canned chipotle in adobo, minced
  • 2 TB dill pickle relish (or finely chopped dill pickle)
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard

      Venison Burgers

  • 1 lb ground venison
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 slider buns (or 4 light hot dog buns cut in thirds width-wise)
  • 12 pieces torn lettuce

Instructions

Whisk together all chipotle sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve - sauce can be made up to 3 days ahead. To make burgers, combine venison, onion and salt in a medium bowl. Shape into 12 2" patties.

Coat a large nonstick griddle 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. Serve each burger with a piece of lettuce and 1 TB of chipotle sauce.