The big game is on Sunday. The crew is coming to your house expecting to be fed. It's the ultimate game, which demands the ultimate in-home tailgate party. You're also busy managing your own team and don't want to spend all day prepping.
Obviously, burgers on the grill are a staple of any good tailgate. That's why we're excited about this spectacular burger for the game that is easy to execute. Most of your guests will be eating from the plate and have one hand firmly on their beverage of choice. They will appreciate a burger that has all the "boom" of a gourmet burger, but is manageable with that one free hand. A hearty slider is the way to go! And given what's in that other hand, something with a little kick and crunch will make you the MVP of the game. Say hello to our little friend, the Jalapeño-stuffed Nacho Burger!
Jalapeño-Stuffed Nacho Burger Sliders
Yield 30 Sliders
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
4 lbs. of 1 Source Ground Beef from Zephyr Foods
Salt & pepper, to taste
90 pickled jalapeño slices
8 slices cheddar cheese, cut into quarters
30 slider buns
10 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
30 tortilla chip rounds
Burger condiments (optional)
Build a charcoal fire or heat a gas grill.
Place the ground beef in a large bowl and salt and pepper to taste. Mix to combine.
Form 30 balls of equal size. Push three jalapeño slices into the middle of each ball, forming a patty after stuffing. Ensure patties are of equal size.
When the grill is hot, place the sliders on the grill and cook for 3 minutes. Flip the sliders and continue to cook for another 3 minutes. Add a slice of cheese and continue to cook for another minute or until burgers reach medium (note: cooking times may vary depending on temperature of grill). Let the sliders rest while laying out buns for assembly.
Assemble the burgers – bottom bun, slider, tomato, onion, tortilla chip round, top bun. Serve hot with salsa, guacamole or your favorite condiments!
Note: For best results, allow meat to come to room temperature before grilling patties.