This sweet and spicy slider is not for the faint of heart. It's perfect as an appetizer, but you'll want to plan ahead.


Recipe Summary

45 mins
15 mins
8 hrs
9 hrs
6 Hawaiian beef sliders


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Pickled Slaw:
Sriracha Cream:


Instructions Checklist
  • Drain pineapple juice into a small bowl. Add ponzu and sugar to the pineapple juice; stir to dissolve sugar. Refrigerate pineapple rings and 1/3 cup of the juice mixture.

  • Transfer remaining juice mixture to a resealable zip-top bag. Add steak and seal. Refrigerate for 8 hours to overnight.

  • Peel outer layer of onion. Slice onion as thinly as possible. Thinly slice jalapeno into rounds, removing ribs and seeds for less heat. Combine 1/4 of the onion slices, jalapeno, lime juice, sugar, and 1 pinch salt in a bowl. Set aside to quick-pickle, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

  • Mix sour cream and Sriracha sauce together in a bowl for the Sriracha cream. Set aside.

  • Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple rings and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly caramelized, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add remaining onion and oil to the pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • Drain sirloin from marinade. Add to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully add reserved pineapple juice mixture to the pan. Cook and stir until liquid has mostly evaporated and beef is coated in sauce, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in pickling liquid from onion and jalapeno. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

  • Assemble sliders by adding sirloin steak to each bun. Top with jalapeno slaw, Sriracha cream, and caramelized pineapple.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; protein 18.5g; carbohydrates 184.7g; fat 15.1g; cholesterol 56mg; sodium 566.4mg. Full Nutrition