Sunday, August 2, 2009

Slider Solution

During one of my blog giveaways, I gave away a slider bun cutter. At the time, I thought it was really a cool little gadget that you could use to cut slider sized buns out of regular hamburger buns or use it as the cutter if making your own buns from scratch. I thought that little cutter or something similar was my only shot at the perfect pint-sized buns for slider. Well yesterday at the supermarket I found these:

Chicken-Chorizo Sliders w/ Avocado Mayo
Adapted from
Cooking Light July 2002

  • Mayonnaise:
  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 ripe peeled avocado, seeded

  • Burgers:
  • 1/2 pound Spanish chorizo sausage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 16 wheat slider buns, toasted
  • slices of pepper jack

Prepare grill or broiler.

To prepare mayonnaise, combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor;

pulse 10 times or until combined. Cover and chill mayonnaise mixture.

To prepare burgers, remove casings from sausage and roughly chop chicken and remove all fat.

Place sausage, salt, chicken, and jalapeño in food processor; process 30 seconds or until mixture is coarsely ground.

Divide mixture into 16 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty the size of the slider buns.

Season each patty with freshly ground black pepper. Place patties on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done.

Meanwhile, place slices of pepperjack cheese on the top half of the buns and place them along with the bottom half of the buns on a baking sheet

and broil on high in the oven for 2 minutes in order to melt cheese and toast buns.

Place chicken burgers on buns; spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture over the chicken patty. Top each with the cheese melted top half of each roll.


Renee said...

Looks so good!

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Ooh - I love sliders. Big burgers are usually too much for me to eat, but two small sliders and a salad is the perfect meal for me! I love the combination of the spicy chicken and chorizo burgers topped with the cool creamy avocado mayo!

Tiffiny Felix said...

Yum, yum, yum! :)

Tricia said...

These look great! Nicely done!

Laura said...

These look fantastic! I have yet to find slider buns in my local grocer...but maybe I'm just not looking hard enough.

emily said...

I LOVE this idea! My husband will love these!

Cookie said...

That avocado mayo sounds amazing!

Kerstin said...

What cute little flavorful sliders! Thanks for the tips on the buns, I'll keep an eye out for them!

Krista said...

These sound delicious! I'll have to find some slider buns...maybe I'm just not looking.

Unknown said...

These look so tasty!

Unknown said...

These were delicious! We made them into full burgers because I couldn't find slider buns. I'm going to keep a batch of the avocado mayo in the fridge for sandwiches. Yum!!

Miss R. said...

making these tonight with a shrimp watermelon ceviche appetizer! so excited! thanks

Spryte said...

Chicken Chorizo?!! YUM!!

Bugaboo said...

Oh yum! What a great combo of flavors!

Anonymous said...

these are outstanding..have made then about 5 times and the family loves them..thanks for the recipe

Kathryn said...

That burger looks amazing! You should submit the recipe to the Recipe4Living Juiciest Burger Contest here!