I received a gift card to facilitate the creation of this Grilled Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle  Sliders recipe from Cost Plus World Market®‎; all opinions are my own.

Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Sliders Recipe   #SummerGetaway Sweepstakes sponsored

I purchased the World Market Deluxe Mini-Hamburger Slider Set and had already decided on making grilled Caprese Pesto Sliders when I realized that it would be fun to have two different slider options for my guests. I was already going to be working with some ground beef, so I decided to pick up a little extra for my guests to enjoy, but I could have also use ground chicken or turkey.

Sliders Recipe: Easy Grilled Mezzetta Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Slider

For my second slider option, I picked up Mezzetta Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Sandwich Spread and Bamboo Skewers. I knew that my oldest son would appreciate something with a little more kick, but the rest of us would like it toned down a bit. To accomplish this, I took the roasted bell pepper and chipotle and mixed it with a little mayo. That gave me the lighter version for the rest of us.

I opted to use a baguette for the bread on this one because my local store has several to choose from. I chose one plain and the other an asiago and Parmesan cheese mix. It was almost like having a 3rd slider to choose from – the cheeses blended well with the flavors of the beef patties.Quick and Easy Slider Recipe #worldmarket ad

This Mini-Hamburger Slider press from World Market worked great and made easy work of shaping so many mini burgers. I found that rinsing it in hot water between uses (about ever 4-5 times) kept the fat from the beef from filling in the ridges and making it stick to the form. By rinsing it, I got perfectly shaped mini beef patties which easily retained their shape even after manhandling them a bit.

I formed the slider patties early in the day of the party and separated them by squares I’d cut from waxed paper and then I refrigerator them until it was time to grill them. That was such a smart time saver, it made grilling so much faster and easier.


Grilled Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Sliders
Yield: 24 mini burgers (about 3" each)
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  • 1 cup Mezzetta Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Sandwich Spread, divided
  • 2-1/2 lbs ground beef chuck or sirloin (10-12% fat)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • olive oil
  • 8 ounces Pepper Jack Cheese, cut into thin slices
  • 2 long thin baguettes (about 2-3" round and 12" long, each) or mini buns of your choice
  • 1 bunch lettuce leaves
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • bamboo picks
  1. Add  1/2 cup of roasted bell pepper & chipotle sandwich spread to the ground beef and mix until incorporated. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Using a slider maker, form the mixture into 24 patties (use a ⅛ cup measure for consistent sized patties). Make them ahead of time and use squares of waxed paper to separate them. Keep them refrigerated until ready to grill.
  3. Cut the baguettes into ½" slices.
  4. Brush both sides of each bread slice lightly with olive oil.
  5. Grill until lightly toasted, about 4-5 minutes; set aside
  6. Mix the reserved roasted bell pepper and chipotle sandwich spread with mayo.
  7. Removed the browned buns and spread with chipotle mayo sauce, then place cheese and lettuce.
  8. Grill the sliders 2-4 minutes on each side or until you reach your desired doneness (ground meat should reach an internal temperature of 160 F)
  9. Remove the sliders and place them on the prepared slider buns.
  10. Put the tops and bottoms together adding a pick and serve immediately.

Sliders Recipe: Roasted Bell Pepper & Chipotle Slider – Delicious Appetizer or Main Dish

Recipe - Roasted Bell Pepper and Chipotle Sliders  #SummerGetaway Sweepstakes sponsored

These mini grilled sliders were served with their caprese pesto sliders counterparts and both were a hit! I served on an amazing pale blue glass serving tray (Small Lagoon Platter) along side an easy shrimp dip for our appetizers. Each guest enjoyed 3-4 sliders, though that didn’t leave them much room for dinner.  These could easily be served as a main dish or at a  cocktail and appetizer party. Be sure you use 12% beef or your sliders will shrink too much and be the size of quarters. These were the perfect size and super juicy and delicious.

Do you have a favorite sliders recipe? I’d love to hear it!