Chicken Chorizo Patty Melt Sliders

If you want to see something disappear off the plate in mere seconds, make these chicken chorizo patty melt sliders. They are tender, juicy, spicy. And even though you could also make these into full-sized burger versions, they’re great as sliders. Make a slider party platter, half chicken sliders and half beef!

Chicken Chorizo Patty Melt SlidersYou could make the patties ahead of time and assemble these chicken chorizo patty melt sliders just in time to serve for a party. I topped these little yummy bites with our slow-cooker caramelized onions. I can make a big batch of caramelized onions in no time with almost no effort.

Chicken Chorizo Patty Melt Sliders

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 -10 sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 pound Mexican chorizo
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil
  • 8-10 slider buns
  • 2-3 Swiss cheese slices cut into 4 small squares
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onions I used our slow cooker caramelized onions, warmed
  • Ketchup for serving

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, chorizo, garlic, oregano and salt. Form into 2-3 ounce patties.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook the patties about 3 minutes per side until lightly charred and cooked through.
  • Form sandwiches by placing cheese on bun bottoms, followed by the patties and onions.
  • Serve with a little ketchup on the side for dipping.

Patty Melt

I recently bought a Weber 7404 Cast Iron Griddle for my gas grill. I absolutely love cooking with it. It is just like cooking on a flat top grill. It gets amazingly hot, which is exactly what I need to cook a patty melt. I like a little crust on my patty melt burgers, but with tender juicy insides. And the bread has to be grilled just until it has a little crunch and can stand up to the patty and onions.

Patty MeltYou can also make these on your stove top. You’ll want to use a large skillet, preferably cast iron. Or better, use a Cuisinart Griddler. Also try my taco melt¬†and my copycat of the yummy Frisco melt from Steak ‘n Shake.

Patty Melt

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 Vidallia onion sliced thin
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 8 slices marbled rye bread

Instructions

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet (or on a griddle) over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until the onions are soft and golden, stirring often, 20-30 minutes. Remove onions.
  • Place beef into a large bowl along with salt and pepper, to taste, and the Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
  • Form meat into 4 4 ounce patties.
  • Melt 2 more tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Add the beef patties and cook on both sides until done. Remove meat and any scraps.
  • Melt 1 more tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Working in batches, brown the bread on one side, while melting cheese on the topside of each slice. Add more butter as needed.
  • Assemble patty melts by placing burgers on bread and top with onions and remaining bread slice.