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Pork and Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack and Peperoncini

 This post is sponsored by Mezzetta but the content and opinions are 100% my own.

Pork and Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack and Peperoncini are super flavorful burgers that are perfect for a yummy appetizer or a quick weeknight dinner.

Side view of a hamburgers that\'s been stuffed with Pepperjack cheese and pepperoncini sitting over a slice of tomato and lettuce between a bun. A skewer secures the bun to the burger. over a red-checked cloth. A jar of pepperoncini sits in the back next to a platter of burgers.

Do you have those jars in your fridge that are still almost full but close to expiration because you only have one use for the product?

I am embarrassed to say, I do! I love a product that I can use a hundred different ways because I hate wasting food.

Pork and Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack and Peperoncini uses one of my very favorite ingredients, Mezzetta Peperoncini. I’ve never had a problem getting to the bottom of that jar!

When I was younger, food came in two categories; food that you ate with ketchup, which was all my favorites, and food that you didn’t eat with ketchup like fruit and cereal.

Side view of a hamburger that\'s been stuffed with Pepperjack cheese and pepperoncini sitting over a slice of tomato and lettuce between a bun. A skewer secures the bun to the burger. over a red-checked cloth.

They say your tastes change every 7 years. I don’t know if that’s true, but I believe that if a dish is flavorful, I don’t need to bury it in a mound of ketchup.

Just like these Pork and Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack cheese and Peperoncini, no ketchup graced my table.

Combining the pork and beef made a very tender burger. The Mezzetta Peperoncini brightened up the flavor and contrasted nicely with the pepper jack cheese.

I further bumped up the flavor and texture by putting a couple of crisp Peperoncini rings right on top too.

Side view of a hamburger cut in half that\'s been stuffed with Pepperjack cheese and pepperoncini sitting over a slice of tomato and lettuce between a bun. A skewer secures the bun to the burger. over a red-checked cloth.

This slider recipe is only one way that we love to use Mezzetta Peperoncini. I’ve been putting them in lots of my salads for years. Whether it’s a green salad or antipasti, they both taste better with these peppers.

I also love adding them to my favorite sub sandwiches. Peperoncini are crisp golden peppers with just a hint of heat that are sourced from small family farms in Greece.

This product is really versatile, just like this recipe. Pork and Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack and Peperoncini can be made in several ways. Here are just a few ideas:

  • Meatballs with cute little picks for a smaller finger food or appetizer
  • Cook and add the ground meat mixture to a hoagie bun and top with the cheese for a pepper-steak sandwich. Top with more sliced peperoncini.
  • Top pasta or a pizza crust with the ground mixture for a pepper-steak version. Top with cheese and bake until bubbly.

If you love a great burger like I do, here are a couple more for you!

Side view of a hamburger that's been stuffed with Pepperjack cheese and pepperoncini sitting over a slice of tomato and lettuce between a bun. A skewer secures the bun to the burger. over a red checked cloth.
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Pork and Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack and Peperoncini

Pork and Beef Sliders with Pepper Jack and Peperoncini are super flavorful burgers that are perfect for a yummy appetizer or a quick weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 people
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground beef I use 85% lean
  • 1/3 cup Peperoncini peppers diced
  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese diced
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 12 slider buns or rolls

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients.   Scoop each burger using an ice cream scoop.  Press flat slightly.
  • Preheat grill to 350°F.  Grill for approximately 20 minutes or to 140°F when tested with an instant read thermometer.

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Notes

Calculated calories don’t include buns.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 223mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Do you have a favorite Mezzetta product or delicious ways you use Peperoncini? I’d love it if you would share by leaving me a comment below.

I want to thank Mezzetta for such a high-quality product in addition to supporting Hostess At Heart! That allows me to keep bringing free recipes to you, my friend!

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Recipe Rating




Antonia

Thursday 10th of August 2017

I am a huge pepperoncini fan! Delicious Julie!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Thank you Antonia! I really like them too!

Cristina

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Looks so yummy! I can not keep my mouth shut! Slurp! Slurp!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Thank you so much Cristina LOL! Have an amazing day!

Jennifer A Stewart

Monday 7th of August 2017

I love pepperoncini and eat them right out of the jar when no one is looking. These look amazing and I can't wait to dive it!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

Thank you Jennifer! I can gobble them right from the jar too!

Aunt Bee

Monday 7th of August 2017

Holy yum these look delicious! We are HUGE slider fans over here!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 9th of August 2017

Thank you so much! I love a slider over a burger any ole day too!

Debra C.

Saturday 5th of August 2017

Love everything about these delicious sliders, love the additional recipe ideas you shared too! Such a versatile recipe!!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 6th of August 2017

Thank you so much, Debra!