If you’ve got a big gathering coming up and don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered. These Tex Mex sliders will spice up your party and they’re super easy to make.
You literally only need five ingredients to make a Southwestern-inspired feast! That’s why you should try these delicious sliders now.
What Are Tex Mex Sliders?
Sliders take all the delicious taste of your favorite burger and pack it into an almost bite-sized package.
These Tex Mex sliders have a fun Southwestern twist to them. By adding some salsa to your patties and pepper jack on top, you get a kick of spicy flavor.
Tex Mex sliders are easy to make and fun to eat. You’ll be showing them off at all your parties!
The Best Ingredients For Your Tex Mex Sliders
When it comes time to cook, you want to make sure you have the best ingredients at hand. The higher quality your ingredients, the better the taste.
When it comes to the meat, you want to go for lean ground beef. We’re talking somewhere around 10 percent fat content. Lean beef tends to be healthier and makes a mean slider!
Of course, if you already have higher fat beef in your home, use it! You’ll want to spoon out the excess fat and liquid from your cooked beef anyway. The enemy of a tasty burger is a soggy bun.
The salsa is a key ingredient in these tasty Tex Mex sliders. It’s also a matter of personal taste.
You can decide what kind of flavor and level of kick you want your burgers to have. If you like real spicy food, pick a hotter salsa. If you like it mild, no shame—choose a mild salsa.
The same goes for the pepper jack cheese you’ll be topping these puppies with. Choose between a more mild pepper jack or dive into a jalapeño or habanero jack. You can even pick out a selection and let each person decide what they prefer.
You don’t need to pick up full-sized burger buns for your sliders. They’re only half the size (at most) of a regular burger. Pick up a 12-pack of dinner rolls and you’re good to go.
How to Prep Tex Mex Sliders
These Tex Mex sliders are great because you can make up a bunch of them all at one time. You’ll be ready for even the biggest home events. You don’t even have to do much prep at all!
To serve these up, just mix your lean ground meat with your salsa and some bread crumbs. Form the mixture into little patties.
That’s literally all the prep work you need to do before you can cook. We told you it was easy!
Then take your patties to the grill (or skillet, or oven!) and cook until the insides are no longer pink. Another way to tell they’re done is when the juices start to run clear.
Throw a slice of pepper jack cheese on top of each one and put them back just long enough to melt it.
Are you drooling yet?
Serving Tips & Garnishes
When it comes to garnishes, you can add all your fave Southwestern flavors. Put away the normal burger fixings.
We’re here for the Tex Mex flavor. Instead of ketchup and mustard, add some more salsa on top.
You can also mix it up with some other fun options. Guacamole, anyone? If the kick from the salsa and pepper jack cheese isn’t enough for your guests, they can add some hot sauce.
And voila! Your perfect party dish is ready to go!
Want a tasty, easy side to serve with your sliders? Try our yummy sweet and spicy corn salsa! It’s refreshing, spicy, and goes perfectly with these flavors.
You won’t be able to eat just one of these tasty Tex Mex sliders—and that’s okay! These mini-burgers pack a punch of Southwestern flavors.
Whether you serve them as an appetizer or your main event, your guests will love it. They don’t have to know how easy they were to make!
Easy Tex Mex Sliders
- 3 tbsp salsa
- ⅓ cup bread crumbs
- 1 ½ lbs ground beef lean
- 6 slices Pepper Jack cheese halved
- 12 dinner rolls or slider buns Pre-baked
- In a large bowl, combine beef, salsa, and bread crumbs. Form into 12 small patties.
- Fry in a skillet, bake or grill until insides are no longer pink and juices run clear (about 7-8 minutes).
- Top burgers with Pepper Jack cheese and cover with a lid (or return to oven/grill) were just long enough for the cheese to melt.
- Assemble sliders, adding extra salsa in place of traditional condiments.