Jalapeño Popper Sliders

Neens from Ono Yum
Meet the Chef!
Neens from Ono Yum
Neens grew up in the island-style communities of San Diego. Far from Hawaii, but close to plate lunch, surfing and ukulele jammin, Neens is the creator of the Musubi Map and the I Love Poke Festival, both vehicles that reflect his passion for all things Hawaiian. He was raised on local-style home cooking thanks to his Mom, Gles, also known as the Filipina Betty Crocker. This recipe is one of Neens’ favorite dishes that he grew up eating, courtesy of his Mom. Thanks, Mom!
Recipe Details
Ingredients

1 pound ground beef

8 ounces Jalapeno cream cheese (softened)

3 - 4 slices cheddar cheese

1 Fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced into rings

6 strips Bacon (cooked)

1 - 2 Tomatoes, sliced

12 Small lettuce leafs

1 package King's Hawaiian Jalapeño Rolls

Preparation
Step 1
Roll ground beef into 12 balls, slightly larger than a golf ball. Gently shape a hole into each meatball with your thumb.
Step 2
Fill hole with jalapeño cream cheese. Close hole back up using fingers, adding a little bit more meat if needed. Make sure cheese is safely tucked away so that it doesn’t ooze out of the burger when grilling.
Step 3
Carefully flatten cream cheese filled meatballs with hand, shaping into slider sized patties.
Step 4
Grill slider patties to desired temperature, adding sliced cheddar cheese on the top of each patty just before they are done cooking. Let cheese melt.
Step 5
Toast King’s Hawaiian Jalapeño Rolls over indirect heat if desired.
Step 6
Build your slider. Bottom roll, lettuce, tomato, cream cheese jalapeño patty with cheese, bacon, top roll, secure jalapeño ring into top roll with tooth pick for garnish.

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