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Grilled Pineapple & Jalapeño Beef Sliders

Serves: 8

This Asian-inspired sweet & spicy slider is a hit for summertime grilling!
Sliders are great for entertaining, as well as a fun way to eat burgers without feeling guilty. They’re small yet pack a lot of flavor. This Asian-inspired sweet & spicy slider is a hit because it’s moist, flavorful, and easy to make.


Burger ingredients:

  • 1 T canola oil
  • ¼ C chopped yellow onion
  • 1½ lbs. 80% ground chuck
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T ginger, grated
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 C teriyaki sauce, plus ¼ C for basting
  • ½ t. salt
  • ¼ t. pepper

Sweet chili mayonnaise ingredients:

  • 2 T sweet chili sauce
  • ½ C mayonnaise
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 8 slider buns
  • 1 C Cookwell’s Grilled Pineapple and Candied Jalapeño Sauce
  • 1 C shredded romaine lettuce


Sauté onion with oil in a skillet over medium heat until softened. Let cool.

Place the rest of the burger ingredients in a large bowl. Add sautéed onion and mix well together.  Form eight patties, 1″ thick.

Prepare sweet chili mayonnaise by whisking sweet chili sauce, mayonnaise, and lemon juice in a small bowl; refrigerate.

Grill hamburger patties for 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on desired doneness. Baste with ¼ C sauce on both sides while grilling.

To assemble the burger, spread sweet chili mayonnaise on bottom bun, top with shredded romaine lettuce and burger patty, finishing it off with a dollop of grilled pineapple sauce.