Cheddar Jalapeno Burger

Cheddar Jalapeno Burgers are little sliders filled with full of flavor Johnsonville sausage.

Cheddar Jalapeno Burgers
I made two recipes and both were delicious!  The first recipe I made was an alfredo type recipe.  So simple and so delicious.  Watch for that post by Friday!  This recipe however, not only had flavor appeal but amazing eye appeal!  Grumpy actually ate two of these – and they were very filling for sliders as I also made my own homemade slider buns.  He opted for the mustard instead of sriracha aioli.  That is what that yummy drip is coming down the burgers! (just a mix of sriracha and mayo).
Cheddar Jalapeno Burgers
When it comes to Johnsonville Italian Sausage, you really don’t need too many more ingredients to the burger mix for flavor.  The sweetness of the sausage, the little hit of maple syrup and heat from jalapeno is a perfect mix for this slider!

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Cheddar Jalapeno Burgers
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 8
  • 1 lb Johnsonville Ground Italian Sausage
  • 2 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (plus some extra slices for topping the burger)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper, with sliced rings for topping if desired
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • Hawaiian Slider Roll
  1. Mix together sausage, shredded cheese, maple syrup, diced jalapeno and dried bread crumbs. Form into 8 small patties.
  2. Cook on the grill over medium heat until done, about 5 minutes per side.
  3. Serve on the slider roll with your favorite condiments!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic April 17, 2014 at 11:14 am - Reply

    OMG! I'm drooling all over my keyboard. Those burgers look awesome. Hand one over through the the computer please!

  2. Renee P April 19, 2014 at 12:41 am - Reply

    I love Johnsonville sausage…esp the ground variety because it's all natural and has no MSG. This slider looks great!

  3. Fiona April 19, 2014 at 7:59 am - Reply

    This looks delicious, Shelby…. I don't care for the burger bun either so I serve mine on a slice of toasted sour dough bread; a nice, light alternative… Fiona 🙂

  4. Kristy April 19, 2014 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    What a cool challenge, sounds so fun! LOVE these sliders! All the flavors are what I love.

  5. Mary Ellen April 24, 2014 at 2:39 am - Reply

    oh these look so amazing! I need to remember these when we do cook outs!

  6. Jodie Gonzalez April 24, 2014 at 3:01 am - Reply

    Those look amazing, and I know my husband would love them!

  7. Jen Sattley April 24, 2014 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I am drooling over here, it looks delicious! I also love how you used a Hawaiian bun!

  8. bgall April 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    these look AMAZING!!!! wow! -Becky (The Cookie Rookie)

  9. Steph @ Three Loud Kids! June 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Mmmm I have GOT to make this for my jalapeño loving husband!

  10. Anonymous October 7, 2019 at 5:21 pm - Reply


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