Cheddar Jalapeno Burgers

I’m not a huge burger fan. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I just don’t like the bun. I’d rather eat my burgers bunless. However, I had a few things that made me decide that I was going to make this recipe. First, I had an assignment from the Allrecipes Allstar program and Johnsonville that challenged us to take a recipe from allrecipes website that had 6 ingredients or less and remake it using Johnsonville Sausage.

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 sirachi aioli.  That is what that yummy drip is coming down the burgers! (just a mix of sirichi and mayo).

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 Sliders

adapted from Honey Jalapeno Burger
Cheddar Jalapeno Sliders

6 ingredient or less remake for Johnsonville Sausage


  • 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!

Yield: 8 sliders
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 05 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.
Tags: sausage, Italian Sausage, Cheddar, Cheese, Maple, Jalapeno, appetizer


  1. says

    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 :-)

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