Spicy Stuffed Chili Cheeseburger Sliders ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Spicy Stuffed Chili Cheeseburger Sliders

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Can I say how excited I am for this warm weather we have been having!  Once the sun is out full-force, I am ready to start grilling, and there is nothing better than a cheeseburger!  For today's recipe, I wanted to share a delicious dish that I created because as much as I love chili cheeseburgers, they are ridiculously messy.  For this cheeseburger, I decided to mix up all the ingredients of a classic chili cheese burger and make these sliders using my favorite Kraft Shreds.  I am so glad that they sell shredded cheese because it is my least favorite kitchen task, so the pre-shredded cheese is a godsend! And of course, I like my dishes spicy, so there's a bit of zip in there as well.  Enjoy!


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A couple notes on the recipe before I jump in.

I made these out of turkey, but you can definitely use beef!  Also, I made these patties as large sliders to fit my pretzel bun, so they are not the size of regular huge patties or the size of tiny sliders.  I made 12 mid-size patties, so ake sure to keep that in mind when calculating the number that you want to make!


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Also, I made a stop at Walmart when selecting my cheese because they always have so many options, such as...


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...Kraft Singles!  I know that some people prefer to stuff with slices of cheese, but I find that I end up cutting them into smaller squares anyways, so I prefer...


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...Kraft Shreds!  They have just about every cheese possible, so you can suit the cheeseburger to your own taste.  I went with Sharp Cheddar (not pictured here) because it's my favorite.  Now, to the recipe!


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Spicy Stuffed Chili Cheeseburger Sliders
A Vintage Zest Original



Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Kraft sharp cheddar cheese shreds
  • 1/4 medium red onion
  • 1 - 2 jalapeños, depending on your spice preference OR 1/4 red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (small cans are usually found in the international foods aisle)
  • 1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsps. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 lb. pound lean ground turkey or beef
  • Hamburger buns
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles

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Directions

1.  Pulse your red onion in a food processor until a medium-sized dice.


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2.  Add the jalapeños or red bell pepper, garlic, chipotle peppers, black beans, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the food processor.  Pulse until the ingredients have been thoroughly mixed.  I leave a bit of chunk to mine, but you can process until nearly smooth.


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3.  Add the ground turkey or beef and the bean mixture to a large bowl.


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4.  Mix until combined.  I love seeing all of the chili ingredients in the meat!


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5.  Place half the amount of meat for the patty you would like form on a clean surface.



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6.  Top with the cheese shreds.  The amount will depend on your patty size.  I suggest not overfilling because the patty may break apart and the cheese will ooze out, and under-filling is not an option because we want it to be cheesy!  Test out your first patty before making the rest.


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7.  Cover with the other half of the patty meat and tuck in all the shreds.


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8.  Repeat with the rest of your patties and shredded cheese!


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9 . When it is time to grill, the time depends on your patty size.  I found that mine only took 5 minutes per side because the bean burgers cook quickly.  Make sure to cook the turkey thoroughly for safety!


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For my first try, you can see a couple of shreds starting to poke out, but it was just perfect by the end!


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Yep, not quite hidden inside, but nobody says no to extra cheese!


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Here's a side view!


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10.  Top with your favorite ingredients (or nothing at all) and enjoy!


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Now that I have the patties all ready to go, I can't wait to get grilling!  How about you?


What is your favorite cheese for cheeseburgers?


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30 comments:

  1. Those look yummy, and I love the pretzel roll bun! #client

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  2. I ran out of regular sized buns, and realized they would be perfect. Yay for accidental genius! :)

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  3. These look so yummy!! I love the pretzel bun too, i would do the same. Pinning now!
    stopping by from Say Not Sweet Anne link up.
    Ashley

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  4. This burger looks delicious! Yum!

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  5. Diane, this looks SO ridiculously good! I crave burgers in a crazy way and am glad I switched to turkey (just to make myself feel a little bit better :). I like Muenster or pepper jack cheese on my burgers.

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  6. Hi Diane!

    These burgers look amazing! I'd love to have you link this up with me for the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party! I hope to see you there!

    http://mrsthreeinthree.com/2014/05/create-share-diy-recipe-party-4.html

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  7. Totally pinned and shared!!! This is killing me, Now I am totally craving it!!


    Hugs from Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends

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  8. This burger looks delicious! I love my burgers with some jalapeno and sharp cheddar cheese so these fit my "perfect" burger image to a tee. Now I think that calls for burgers tonight! Thanks for sharing on Friday Favorites.

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  9. I just pinned this and I think I used way too many exclamation marks while trying to describe it.
    Thanks. This looks flavor packed and delicious.
    Yes, I'm now self-conscience and trying hard not to add any exclamation marks :)

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  10. This looks completely FABULOUS! I love sliders but this brings them to a whole new level!


    Those buns look yummy too. Are they homemade?


    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).


    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  11. Oh good! Mission accomplished. ;)

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  12. Awesome! Definitely my idea of a perfect burger too. :)

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  13. Ha! I am sooo the same way too. :) So happy to hear that you like the cheeseburger. (!)

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  14. The buns are pretzel rolls that we bought. I assumed we had regular buns on hand, and when we didn't, these filled in. It worked so much better! :)

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  15. Not fair! I'm sitting at my son's hockey game and now I"m craving your yummy cheeseburger. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  16. You are making me HUNGRY!! These look really really good. I would love for you to share at Link it Or Lump it Link Party if you have not already! http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-37/

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  17. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tasty Tuesdays tomorrow on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

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  18. Oh wow, now this is what I call a burger! Looks delicious.

    Would love for you to link up to our Marvelous Monday Linky party and share it :-)

    http://smartpartyplanning.com/marvellous-monday-linky-party-1/

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  19. Oh yum! This sounds like the perfect Summer burger!


    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  20. Ha! Well, you'll have to wait until you get home to make it, BUT I promise it will be worth the wait!

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  21. I have! Thanks, and they look just as good as they taste. ;)

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  22. Hi Diane,
    What a fabulous flavor your Chili Cheeseburger will have, yum!

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!

    Come Back Soon!

    Miz Helen

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  23. These look really good! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at the HomeAcre Hop!

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  24. YUMMY!! Thanks for linking up at link it or lump it, pinned pinned pinned!

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  25. Ha! So that's three pins then? ;)

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  26. Ok what I want to know is how you took just ONE bite of that burger and put it down to take pics!!! Looks delish! Found your blog through smittenkitchen comments, I too love pretzel buns deeply...I lived in Germany for a few years and have yet to find some as delicious...just started blogging as well ;) Stellarash.com

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  27. Ha! It was REALLY hard to put it down, but I thought it would be best to see inside the burger, for the sake of the photo! I only used the pretzel bun because I forgot that I used up my last bun and was too lazy to go to the store. It was perfection and a happy accident. I can't wait to try Deb's version! :)

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