Spicy Hot Cheeseburger Sliders with Chipotle Ketchup

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Spice up the American classic burger with the bold flavor of chopped scallions and Colby Jack cheese. These sliders with smoky chipotle ketchup sauce take it to the next level.

A chipotle is a fully-ripened red jalapeño chile pepper, smoke-dried for a totally different taste.

The Tabasco® Chipotle Pepper Sauce has a Scoville Heat Range at 1,500 to 2,500 units. (It is a measure of capsaicin – the chemical in peppers responsible for their heat.)

Chipotle has a smoky, earthy flavor that is perfect for the BBQ. Try these sliders with homemade Chipotle Ketchup.

This makes these a spicy hot cheeseburger slider indeed!

chipotle jalapeno peppers and chili powder
cheeseburger sliders with chipotle ketchup recipe

Spicy Hot Cheeseburger Sliders with Chipotle Ketchup

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Burgers, Game Day Recipes, Sliders
Servings 8 servings
Calories 300 kcal


Chipotle Ketchup

  • ½ c ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • ¼ tsp chipotle chili powder
  • salt u0026 pepper to taste


  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • ¼ d chopped scallions
  • salt u0026 pepper to taste
  • 8 slider rolls (2″ in diameter)
  • 2 slices Colby Jack Cheese
  • green leaf lettuce, arugula or cilantro


  • In small bowl combine ketchup ingredients; set aside.
  • Preheat grill to 500 °F, about 15 minutes.
  • Combine ground chuck and scallions in a bowl. Gently shape mixture into eight 2-inch round burgers with a small indentation in the center. (The indent helps the patty expand lengthwise as the meat tightens during cooking, rather than width-wise. Now you’ll end up with a nice patty shape instead of a bulging burger.)
  • Season burgers with salt u0026 pepper. Grill burgers about 5 minutes, or to desired doneness, turning once.
  • Cut each cheese slice into 4 pieces. Top burgers with cheese; cook 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted.
  • To serve, layer your choice of greens, burger and ketchup on bun.

Recipe and photos courtesy of Tabasco

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