Espresso Chili Burger Slider

If someone say's Espresso I'm there, it calls my name. This slider recipe is an Espresso Lovers dream, with a blend of chili's and cocoa in the coating for a fabulous slider or burger. I am serving a new special Bar B Que Chili Sauce that doubles as a dipping sauce, so full of flavor! When we are having a small gathering and friends are bringing a side dish, it fun to make up some sliders to add to the mix. I recently served these little jewels, and our friends just loved them and sure hope you do.

Sizzling On The Grill With Some Roasted Corn

Add The Cheese To The Top Of The Burger

Espresso Chili Burger Slider
Miz Helen's Kitchen
6 Slider Burger or 4 Regular Burger's
The Burger
1 pound ground chuck
The Coating
3 tablespoons espresso powder
1-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon chiptole chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 cups of Sharp Cheddar and Monterrey Jack Cheese, Shredded
The Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup Bar B Que sauce (your favorite)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Tabasco Sauce to taste ( I use 1/2 teaspoon)
Bar B Que Chili Sauce
In a small bowl mix the mayonnaise, Bar B Que Sauce, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Mix until blended well, taste and adjust seasons. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
The Coating
In a medium bowl, mix the Espresso Powder, Cocoa Powder, Chili Powders, Garlic Powder, Cumin, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Mix well.
The Burger
Using a large scoop, make 6 round balls from 1 pound of ground chuck. 
Slightly press each ball placing a dent in the center. ( The dent in the center will keep the patty from being to tough)
One patty at a time cover the patty with the coating, making sure it is covered all over. Let set at room temperature for 20 minutes before grilling.
Just before the burger comes off the grill cover with the shredded cheese mix.
Serve on a bun with the Sauce.
Recipe Tip:
If you don't have little buns, just use regular buns and using a biscuit cutter make them the size you need.
For regular burgers the recipe will make 4 regular patties and coat in the same way.

The Coating Will Be Very Dark and 
Almost Make The Burger Looked Burned

Ready To Serve
I Am Serving With Oven Baked Onion Rings

Next Time I Will Make More!
We Are Using The Sauce As A Dipping Sauce For The Onion Rings, Yum!


If you love Espresso like I do you will love these burgers and I sure hope you enjoy them. It was great having you in the kitchen with me today and sure hope you will come back to see me real soon, you have a fantastic week!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Helen- my mouth is watering!
    And those onion baked onion rings.
    Oh my.
    Thank you for sharing this goodness at Thoughts of Home!

  2. What fun sliders, perfect for entertaining! I love the flavourful coating you have used, Miz Helen! The oven baked onion rings look amazing too. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  3. I'm liking this idea of adding espresso to a burger, and sliders are just so much fun. :) You're featured this week on Inspire Me Monday! Congrats! :)


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