These Jalapeno sliders have a spicy kick! Made with diced jalapenos and placed on a sweet potato “bun” for Paleo-friendly meal on the go!
Watch as we 'slide' right on into your day with this Jalapeno Sliders With Sweet Potato Buns Meal Prep recipe. Just imagine kicking up your feet at lunchtime and relaxing with a container full of spicy burgers! It's like being at your best friend's summer BBQ, while working!
Ok, we are back from our daydream. But seriously, make these—regardless of the time of year.
This recipe is Whole30 compliant, gluten-free, dairy-free, and beyond easy. Plus, the spice is enough to give you an energy kick to finish out your afternoon!
Jalapeno Sliders With Sweet Potato Bun Meal Prep Ingredients
- 1 large, thick sweet potato
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 small jalapeno, finely diced
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. cumin
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
How to Make Jalapeno Sliders with Sweet Potato Bun
This flavorful recipe for sliders comes together with just some lean ground beef, a small jalapeno pepper, and some seasonings. That's it. Grill it outside or on your grill pan. And instead of using a bun, make this paleo by cutting a sweet potato into slices that are thick enough to serve as a bun. The slices roast in the oven while the sliders cook.
How to Serve Sliders
We love these with the standard accompaniments such as lettuce, tomato, and maybe even a pickle. It's a pretty well-rounded meal as is, but a green salad is always a good addition to healthy meal prep. These burgers are pretty filling, though! You might not need anything else. A good paleo mayo like one from Primal Kitchen would be delicious if you like mayo on your burgers; the creaminess of mayo tastes great against the spice of these sliders.
How to Store Jalapeno Sliders With Sweet Potato Buns
Once these are prepped, they can stay in the fridge for 4 to 5 days. You might want to reheat the slices of sweet potato just slightly to take the edge off the cold from the fridge. A skillet over medium heat would do the trick.
You can also make the elements of this meal, namely, the burger and the "buns," ahead of time and freeze them. Defrost in the fridge or wrap the items in foil and reheat in the oven. A microwave might make the beef "cook" unevenly when it defrosts unless you've got a good sense of how your microwave works. They can be unpredictable. Frozen, however, the sliders will keep well for 3 months along with the sweet potato slices. They will likely need some re-crisping up in a hot pan once they're defrosted.
Tips for Sweet Potato Bun
Make sure your sweet potato is large enough in diameter to accommodate a slider. It should be a few inches or so; it will shrink a little in the oven, but not much.
Tips for Burgers
Use your hands! It's never a bad idea to use your very clean hands to mix together seasonings and ground meat when you are forming burgers. It better distributes the seasonings within the meat, and it also helps to avoid overmixing, which can very easily happen when you're using a spoon or spatula. The end result? A more tender, juicy burger that doesn't taste tough.
Prep Ahead! Mix these burgers up the night before and keep them covered in the fridge until you're ready to cook them. Just bring them to room temperature beforehand so they cook more evenly once they hit the grill or your grill pan.
- 1 large cooked sweet potato (about 200g)
- 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
- 1 small jalapeno finely diced
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. cumin
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- salt & pepper to taste
- sides as desired
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Prepare the sweet potato by washing the outside well then slice horizontally into thick slices.
- Place the sweet potato on a medium baking sheet. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes.
- While the sweet potato is baking, heat a grill or grill pan to medium heat.
- Combine ground beef in a large bowl with jalapeno, cumin, and garlic powder. Using your hands, break up the meat and mix the ingredients together.
- Form the mixture into 4 patties and transfer to a plate. At this point you can cook them immediately, or cover and refrigerate until you're ready.
- Grill them for 4 minutes then flip and cook another 4 minutes for a medium-well slider.
- Remove the sweet potatoes from the oven, and sliders from the grill.
- Transfer to 2 meal prep containers and place 2 burgers in each one along with roasted sweet potato “buns” along with your desired sides!