Stuffed Jalapeno Sliders
Bold and adorable, these stuffed jalapenos get sliced into rings to become mini sliders!
- Serves: 40 persons
- 1tablespoon olive oil
- ½small onion, diced
- ¼pound extra-lean ground beef
- 2tablespoons water
- 1½ teaspoons taco seasoning
- ½cup grated Chihuahua cheese
- 5large jalapeno peppers
- ¼cup lukewarm water
- 2tablespoons white sugar
- 2teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2small eggs, beaten, divided
- 2tablespoons milk
- 1tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Step 1Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until soft, about 5 minutes. Add beef; cook, stirring to break into very small pieces, until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess grease. Stir in 2 tablespoons water and taco seasoning; cook until water evaporates, about 5 minutes.
Step 2Let beef mixture cool completely, about 10 minutes. Stir in Chihuahua cheese.
Step 3Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Step 4Cut tops off jalapeno peppers and scoop out seeds and ribs. Stuff with beef mixture, using the thick end of a chopstick to pack in mixture. Stack upright against the edge of a casserole dish.
Step 5Bake in the preheated oven until jalapeno peppers are soft, about 45 minutes.
Step 6Refrigerate jalapeno peppers until stuffing firms up, 1 to 2 hours.
Step 7Combine 1/4 cup water, sugar, and yeast in a small bowl. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Step 8Combine flour, 1 egg, milk, and butter in a large bowl. Pour in yeast mixture; mix until well combined. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until mostly smooth but slightly sticky, about 5 minutes.
Step 9Form dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise, about 20 minutes.
Step 10Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Turn dough out onto a floured surface; push down to knock out air. Form into 1-inch buns and arrange 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Cover with the towel and let rise until puffy, about 1 hour.
Step 11Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Brush tops of buns with beaten egg.
Step 12Bake buns in the preheated oven until tops are golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool, about 10 minutes.
Step 13Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
Step 14Slice cold jalapeno peppers into 1/4-inch thick rings. Cut buns in half. Sandwich jalapeno pepper rings in the buns and secure with a toothpick. Arrange sliders in a casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil.
Step 15Bake sliders in the preheated oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes.