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Bold and adorable, these stuffed jalapenos get sliced into rings to become mini sliders!

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30 mins
1 hr 16 mins
2 hrs 35 mins
4 hrs 21 mins
40 mini sliders


Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Stuffed Jalapenos:
Tiny Burger Buns:


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add beef; cook, stirring to break into very small pieces, until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess grease. Stir in 2 tablespoons water and taco seasoning; cook until water evaporates, about 5 minutes.

  • Let beef mixture cool completely, about 10 minutes. Stir in Chihuahua cheese.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Cut tops off jalapeno peppers and scoop out seeds and ribs. Stuff with beef mixture, using the thick end of a chopstick to pack in mixture. Stack upright against the edge of a casserole dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until jalapeno peppers are soft, about 45 minutes.

  • Refrigerate jalapeno peppers until stuffing firms up, 1 to 2 hours.

  • Combine 1/4 cup water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.

  • Combine flour, 1 egg, milk, and butter in a large bowl. Pour in yeast mixture; mix until well combined. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until mostly smooth but slightly sticky, about 5 minutes.

  • Form dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise, about 20 minutes.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; push down to knock out air. Form into 1-inch buns and arrange 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Cover with the towel and let rise until puffy, about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Brush tops of buns with beaten egg.

  • Bake buns in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool, about 10 minutes.

  • Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).

  • Slice cold jalapeno peppers into 1/4-inch thick rings. Cut buns in half. Sandwich jalapeno pepper rings in the buns and secure with a toothpick. Arrange sliders in a casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake sliders in the preheated oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

I use a homemade taco seasoning mix from this site, but you can use a packaged mix.

Top buns with poppy or sesame seeds before baking if desired.

Nutrition Facts

41 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 4.7g; fat 1.7g; cholesterol 11.4mg; sodium 22mg. Full Nutrition