Make Your Own Sliders: Tropical Mango and Spicy Hatch Chile Pepper

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Jerrod and I were grocery shopping at Hy-Vee the other night and we noticed that they sold beef sliders of all different kinds (mushroom & swiss and bacon & cheddar to name a few). While they looked delicious, we were feeling a bit inventive and wanted to create our own.

I was craving something with a bit of sweetness, and when I found a perfectly ripe mango, I knew it had to go in my burger. Also, I’m addicted to a new cheese we discovered by a Wisconsin company called Henning’s. The cheese flavor? Mango Fire. And my mouth is watering.
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Jerrod is a spicy, chile pepper kind of guy and if you give him a jar of salsa verde, he will gladly inhale it in one sitting. He went a different route without the sweetness, but also used a Henning’s cheese – Hatch Pepper!

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So if you’re looking for a combination of sweetness and spicy and are up for some grilling (when would you ever not be up for grilling?), try out these super easy sliders!

Tropical Mango and Spicy Hatch Chile Pepper Beef Sliders

Serves 2 humans

Ingredients:

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2 seconds after this picture, Massey smelled the Cilantro and came running.

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Basic Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • slider/cocktail buns

Tropical Mango Ingredients:

  • 1/4 lb of the ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped mango + a few small strips for on top
  • cracked pepper to your liking
  • red pepper flakes to your liking
  • Henning’s Mango Fire cheddar (or any cheese will do)

Spicy Hatch Chile Pepper Ingredients:

  • 1/4 lb of the ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. salsa verde + more for a little on top
  • cilantro to your liking
  • pinch of salt
  • Henning’s Hatch Pepper cheddar (or any cheese will do)

Directions:

  1. Tropical Mango: In a medium bowl, gently combine first 4 ingredients and then set aside and wash out bowl.

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  • Spicy Hatch Chile Pepper: In the clean bowl, gently combine first four ingredients and set aside.

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DSC_0032     2. Jerrod cooked these on the grill on high for 10-15 minutes. Cooking time varies with how you like your burgers.

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3. Top with cheese and let melt (we forgot to do this so our cheese wasn’t melty).

4. Add additional toppings (cilantro and salsa verde) & (mango & red pepper flakes)

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They.were.delicious. Perfect start to spring and all the yum foods of warmer weather!

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