Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Cheesy Poblano Sliders

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Yield: 9 sliders
Take juicy beef sliders to the next level by pairing them with an irresistible cheesy topping inspired by Mexican rajas con crema. Pretzel slider buns have the perfect amount of structure to stand up to the gooey, decadent sauce studded with blistered poblano peppers and onions.



Special equipment:
a pastry brush
  1. Roast the poblanos over an open flame or under the broiler, turning as necessary, until charred all over, about 8 minutes. Place in a medium bowl and cover with a plate to steam and loosen the skin, about 5 minutes. When cooled, peel off the blackened outer skin, remove the seeds and stems and discard. Slice the poblanos into thin strips. Set aside.
  2. Set an oven rack as close as possible to the broiler. Heat the broiler to high.
  3. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until slightly softened and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the poblanos and cook until everything is very soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in the crema and Oaxaca cheese and cook until the cheese is just melted. Reduce the heat to low, season with 1 teaspoon salt and keep warm.
  4. Combine the melted butter, chipotle powder and 1 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Split the slider buns, put on a baking sheet cut-side up and brush evenly with the butter mixture. Broil until golden around the edges, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter.
  5. Place the beef patties on the baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper. Broil to desired doneness, about 4 minutes for medium.
  6. Put a patty on each bottom bun. Spoon some of the poblano sauce over each and top with a tomato slice and cilantro leaves. Close the sliders with the top buns.