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Spicy Habanero Beef Sliders are topped with pineapple slices, cheddar cheese and a creamy hot sauce for extra flavor.  These quick and easy handheld appetizers are perfect for parties, game day or dinner on the go, and they take just 20 minutes to make!

spicy habanero beef sliders with pineapple and cheddar cheese on white plate with pickle and chips

I adore sliders, and we have them almost every week during football season. Of course, they work for basketball season or any time, actually. They’re easy to munch on while watching the game, and you can make a bunch at one time, so they’re perfect for feeding a crowd.

Buffalo sauce is usually my go-to spicy sauce for sliders, but I wanted something different, with a little more heat this time. So, I used Moore’s Marinades Spicy Habanero Sauce for these ground beef sliders. Any brand of habanero sauce will work!

How to Make Habanero Beef Sliders

Whenever I make hamburgers or ground beef sliders, I usually keep the seasonings simple. You want the beef flavor to come through. But, I did add a little of the habanero sauce to the meat instead of the usual water for an extra kick.

You could grill these sliders, but since they’re small, I prefer baking them. They’re done in 20 minutes, and you don’t have to worry about the weather not cooperating!

bake spicy habanero beef sliders on baking sheet

For even more flavor, I also whipped up an easy creamy sauce to top the sliders. I just mixed a little mayo with the habanero sauce, and when the sliders were done, I spooned a little sauce on each one.

pour habanero mayo sauce on spicy habanero beef sliders

Then, for a little sweetness, I added pineapple slices on the top. You get some sweetness with the spice, and the combo is just amazing.

How Spicy is Habanero Sauce?

These habanero sliders are definitely spicy, but they won’t set your mouth on fire. If you want more heat, you can pour the sauce, as is, directly on your sliders. And if you don’t like the heat, you can leave the sauce off. It’s totally up to you!

spicy habanero beef sliders with pineapple and cheddar cheese
5 from 3 votes

Spicy Habanero Beef Sliders

By: Dee
Spicy habanero beef sliders are topped with pineapple and cheddar cheese and a creamy sauce. They’re perfect quick and easy appetizers for game day or dinner on the go!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Moore’s Spicy Habanero Sauce
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 12 small slider buns
  • 6 canned pineapple rings, sliced in half

For the Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Moore’s Spicy Habanero Sauce
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, and mix in minced onions, sea salt, pepper and habanero sauce
  • Form small patties, about 2 inches wide, and place on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 10 minutes, turn patties over, then bake for additional 10 minutes, or until internal temperature is 160 degrees, according to meat thermometer.
  • Top with small slices of cheddar cheese, and bake until melted
  • To assemble sliders, place beef patties on small slider buns, and top with creamy habanero sauce and sliced pineapple

For the Sauce

  • In a small bowl, mix the mayo with the habanero sauce until smooth and well combined


Line baking sheet pans with aluminum foil for easy clean-up!


Calories: 150kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Post was originally sponsored by Moore’s Marinades and Sauces. .

close up of habanero sliders

I hope you enjoy these spicy habanero beef sliders as much as we do!

Happy Cooking,

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week, and we pinned it to our Features board. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  2. Emanuela @ My Little Inspirations says:

    They look delicious! I like you added the pineaple to balance the taste!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Emanuela. The pineapple really does even it out! 🙂

  3. Erin Dee says:

    Sliders are such great party food! Love the spicy kick in these!

  4. Carole from Carole's Chatter says:

    Hi Dee, saw this over at Miz Helen’s… would you have time to share this with the Food on Friday crowd d over at Carole’s Chatter? Cheers

    1. Dee says:

      Sure, Carole. I would be happy to share!

  5. Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says:

    Such a great snack idea!5 stars

  6. patricia @ grab a Plate says:

    I love these! Loving the Habanero Sauce for the heat…and the pineapple for the sweet! Yum!

  7. Jacque Hastert says:

    These are perfect for our March Madness watch parties!5 stars

  8. Dorothy at Shockinglydelish says:

    I LOVE that you added the sweet pineapple to balance the heat! These sound amazing!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Dorothy. It’s a wonderful combo!

  9. Angie | Big Bear's Wife says:

    ooo I love sliders too! mmm ooo and we buy Moore’s Marinades and Sauces a lot! I love making buffalo wings with their sauce!

    1. Dee says:

      I love their Buffalo sauce, too! So many to choose from. 🙂

  10. Demeter says:

    Love that you added a kick to this! These would be great for any party.

    1. Dee says:

      Definitely — I’m thinking ahead to football season, too! 🙂