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Lean Grilled Hamburger Sliders Recipe with Hot Sauce Slaw

Kick up your next barbecue or your Father's Day menu with these amazing lean hamburger sliders that are topped with a hot sauce slaw.
Prep Time24 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef and Lamb Recipes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 114.2kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck


The Sauce:

  • 6 ounces plain yogurt
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper seeded & minced
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle pepper can
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

The Slaw:

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped green cabbage
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cholula green pepper sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

The Hamburgers:

  • 1 1/2 pound extra lean 93% ground beef
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Cholula green pepper sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 whole wheat dinner rolls lightly toasted


The Sauce:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, lime juice and salt. Stir to combine completely.

The Slaw:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the green and red cabbage, and the cilantro.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, Cholula green pepper sauce and salt. Whisk in the olive oil.
  • Toss the cabbage mixture with the dressing.

The Hamburgers:

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, cilantro, Cholula green pepper sauce and salt. Mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands. Divide the meat mixture into 12 equal pieces (2 ounces each) and form each into patties that are ¾- to 1-inch high. (Can be made ahead. Place on a baking sheet, cover, and chill. Bring the room temperature before grilling.)
  • Place the meat patties on the grill and cook, lid closed, 3 minutes per side, or until barely cooked through. I like a little bit of pink inside to ensure optimal juiciness. Remove the patties from the grill.
  • Spread 2 teaspoons of the sauce on each toasted roll. Top each roll with 1 hamburger patty and ¼ cup slaw. Serve.


From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck |


Serving: 1Patty + 3 Cups Slaw + ½ Cup Sauce | Calories: 114.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.7g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 33.3mg | Sodium: 247mg | Potassium: 34.6mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1.4g