Smoky Jalapeño Cream Cheese Sliders with Strawberry Jam
Get ready to take your slider game to the level of flavor explosion with a salty + smoky + sweet comb. This recipe for Jalapeño Cream Cheese Sliders id here and oozing with strawberry jam and a crispy bacon crunch!
Course: Main Course
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1.25pounds90/10 ground sirloin
8slicesuncured center cut baconcooked
8whole grain slider buns
For the beef:
In a large bowl, use your hands to lightly combine the beef, pecans, salt and pepper. Use a light touch to shape them into patties that are 1'' thick and 2'' wide. Be careful not to overwork the meat or the burgers will become tough. Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F. Grill over direct heat for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-well doneness.
For the jalapeño cream cheese
Preheat your broiler on high. Place the jalapenos on a baking sheet and drizzle with a little oil. Broil the jalapenos in 2-minute increments, stopping to rotate on all sides, until the peppers are evenly charred. Remove from heat and place in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let the peppers cool for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the skin from the outside of peppers, then cut a slit down the pepper and remove the seeds. You may want to wear gloves while doing this to avoid skin irritation - do not touch your face while working with these! Finely dice the peppers and stir them into the softened cream cheese.
Top one-half of the sliders buns with 1 tablespoon of jalapeno cream cheese. Top the other one-half with 1 tablespoon of strawberry jam. Place a grilled slider patty on the buns and top with 1 slice of bacon broken in half to fit on the bun. Close the sandwich and serve hot!