It’s a party and you’re out of ideas for appetizers? Living a healthier lifestyle but still looking for flavorful, crave-worthy food? Whatever your dilemma, we’ve got a solution for you. Air fryer jalapeño popper burger sliders are the perfect combination of spicy and cheesy and are just as delicious as any other fried appetizer.
There’s something magical about a spicy jalapeño popper. The salty, gooey cheese combined with the crispy fried outer crumb coating is a party favorite that everyone enjoys. But have you ever thought of stuffing it into a burger?
These jalapeño popper sliders combine all the elements of a classic jalapeño popper with all the deliciousness of a burger for an appetizer you won’t be able to get enough of!
These delicious mini burgers pack fall-apart tender and juicy meat into one bite after another.
The minced jalapeño adds the perfect kick of spice and undertones of smokiness that pairs wonderfully with the creamy and ooey-gooey cheese.
Why You’ll Love These Burger Sliders
- The ingredients are simple to come by.
- Ideal for a family bonding activity that is both creative and fun.
- A fun way to have an appetizer or snack.
- Can be served for various occasions.
- The ingredients are easy to find.
- The recipe is easy to follow.
What more could you want out of a tasty burger? Try these amazing sliders next time you're hosting a party or looking for a fun meal to cook up for your family!
Make your next party a hit with these amazing Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders! Perfectly cooked in a matter of minutes, you will never want to cook burgers any other way.
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Equipment Needed to Make Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders
Ingredients For Your Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders
- Ground Beef
- Cream Cheese
- Jalapeno Pepper
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
How To Make A Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders
Step 1: Patty First
Divide your beef into six servings (about 2.6 ounces). In between the palms of your hands, roll them in the balls, and then flatten them. Lightly salt and pepper on both sides.
Step 2: Cook the Patties
Add your slider patties to your instant pot. Air fryer sizes vary so add as many as you can without crowding the patties. They shrink as they cook.
Cook your patties at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Then flip for 5 more minutes.
Step 3: Cream Cheese Mixture
While your patties are cooking, mix in a medium-size bowl your cream cheese, Jalapeño peppers, shredded cheese, milk, and bacon.
Step 4: Assemble Time
Once your patties are done, transfer them to the bottom half of your role. Scoop on your cream cheese mixture.
Place the top half of your roll onto the cream cheese mixture. Serve and enjoy!
This recipe can be prepared in 5 minutes and the cooking time is 10 minutes. This makes 6 burger sliders.
What to Serve with Your Burger Sliders
These burger sliders are a perfect appetizer or snack. It is easy to prepare which makes it ideal to serve for any occasion.
The savory taste of burger sliders goes well with any dessert that you will pair for it.
This recipe is a popular option to go well for any type of cocktail.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
You can also try these jalapeño popper burgers in a deep fryer, or if you do not have one of those, you can make them in a skillet.
You can also substitute ground beef for ground turkey.
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How To Store Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders
Best Way To Store Burger Sliders Leftover
The patties will not puff up as much as they cook. Freeze them immediately in a single layer in a freezer bag on a tray.
They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
Don't let your burgers thaw at room temperature; instead, arrange them in a single layer in the refrigerator until partially thawed.
How Long Will Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders Last In the Fridge?
These burger sliders can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Can I Freeze Burger Sliders
Beef burgers can be stored in the freezer for up to four months. Both cooked and uncooked patties can be frozen.
Wrap each individually in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag, and freeze.
Can I Reheat Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders
Preheat the air fryer to 350°F. Cook for 5 minutes on one side, then another 3 to 4 minutes on the other.
Check to see if they are done, if not, cook for another one minute.
Burger Sliders FAQs
Can you prepare them in advance?
Yes. You can make the patties ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator, but don't leave them out in the open for too long.
Keep them tightly wrapped and refrigerated unless you plan to prepare them right away.
Allowing ground meat to sit at room temperature will cause bacteria to proliferate.
Can I make a healthier option?
Yes. Burgers are a staple summer barbecue snack, even though many people avoid them because of their high-calorie, fast-food reputation.
The good news is that burgers may be a healthy, well-balanced part of your diet, especially when you experiment with different lean protein sources and nutritious add-ons.
Can I use cottage cheese?
Yes. Cottage cheese and cream cheese are comparable in many ways, although cottage cheese has a chunkier texture and is slightly lower in fat.
Can I freeze burger patties?
Yes, beef burgers can be frozen. Beef burgers can be stored in the freezer for up to four months.
Both cooked and uncooked patties can be frozen. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag, and freeze.
Can I add other ingredients as fillings?
Yes. The recipe can be leveled up with a twist by adding other fillings like tomatoes and basil leaves.
Other Sliders Recipes You’ll Love
You're throwing a party and you're at a loss for appetizers? Are you trying to live a better lifestyle but still want to eat delicious, crave-worthy food?
Whatever your problem is, we have a solution. The perfect combination of hot and cheese, air fryer jalapeño popper burgers are as tasty as any other fried treat.
The combination of salty, gooey cheese and crunchy fried outside crumb coating is a party staple that everyone appreciates.
Have you ever considered putting it in a burger?
These jalapeño popper sliders mix all the flavors of a typical jalapeño popper with the delectability of a burger for an appetizer you won't be able to stop eating!
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Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders Recipe
Air Fryer Jalapeño Popper Burger Sliders
- 1 lb ground beef or any meat of your choosing such as turkey
- Salt and pepper to season
- 6 rolls sliced in half
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 6 slices of bacon cooked and chopped
- Jalapeño slice and piece of bacon optional, for garnish
- Divide your beef into six servings (about 2.6 ounces). In between The palms of your hands, roll them in the balls, and then flatten them. Lightly salt and pepper on both sides.
- Add your slider patties to your instant pot. Air fryer sizes vary so add as many as you can without crowding the patties. They shrink as they cook.
- Cook your patties at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes. Then flip for 5 more minutes.
- While your patties are cooking, mix together in a medium size bowl your cream cheese, Jalapeño peppers, shredded cheese, milk, and bacon.
- Once your patties are done, transfer them to the bottom half of your role. Scoop on your cream cheese mixture. Place the top half of your roll onto the cream cheese mixture.
- Serve and enjoy
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