This is man food at its finest. I should’ve made this for my honey a long time ago and I would have received my engagement ring much sooner.  He scarfed down three of these babies like there was no tomorrow and then gave me a big sloppy BBQ sauce kiss.  I also managed to put back three of these and thought they were quite delicious. However, I was incapable of kissing anyone as my lips felt like they had been lit on fire (as previously mentioned, consuming spicy foods is not one of my talents). Maybe I shouldn’t have used Stubb’s spicy BBQ sauce in addition to all those jalepnos. Whoops. Oh well, I survived.  If you are a lover of spice you will absolutely love these sliders. If you’re a spiceophobic like me, you can leave out the jalepenos and use a mild BBQ sauce. If you’re a health nut, don’t shy away from this recipe, just substitute ground turkey for ground beef, or my favorite – ground bison.

Recipe makes 6 sliders.


  • 1 pound ground meat of your choice (Beef, Bison, Turkey)
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 2 TB Butter
  • 1/2 Onion, Diced
  • 1/4 cup Whiskey
  • 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 2-4 TB Jarred Jalapeno Slices, chopped
  • 6 Hawaiin rolls or slider sized rolls of your choice


1. Form the meat into 6 miniature patties and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

2. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties until just about done in the middle, about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Remove the patties from the skillet and set aside.  If there is a lot of grease in the pan, drain most of it off until just about 1 TB is left, then return the skillet to the stove.

3. Place the diced onions in the skillet and cook, about 3 minutes. Pour in the whiskey (be careful if you’re cooking over an open flame; turn it off momentarily to be extra careful) and stir.

4. Allow the whiskey to reduce by half, about 2 to 3 minutes, then stir in jalapenos and the barbecue sauce and heat through.

5. Reduce the heat to low and place the patties in the barbecue sauce, turning to coat. Allow the patties to simmer in the sauce until everything’s hot and bubbly.

6. Place the patties on individual buns and be sure to spoon extra sauce over the top of each one before topping with the other half of the bun.


Source: Adapted from The Pioneer Woman