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Ground Pork Sliders with Mustard Cream and Quick Pickled Cucumbers – Recipe

A recipe for quick and easy mini pork burgers topped with creamy mustard, 5 minute pickled cucumbers and pepper jack cheese. Great appetizers. Perfect for game day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers, ground pork, sliders, spicy
Calories: 2634kcal


  • 1 pound coarsely ground pork
  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard + more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil + more for the pan
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs or more if needed
  • 8 small slices pepperjack cheese


  • ¼ cup spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ cup Mexican crema or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Dash of salt


  • 1 small hothouse cucumber very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • Rice wine vinegar to cover


  • 8 slider buns lightly toasted


  • To a mixing bowl, add ground pork with ¼ cup mustard, cayenne, smoked paprika, dried basil, salt and pepper, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons bread crumbs. Hand mix, but do not overmix or the sliders can become mealy. If the meat mixture doesn’t stick together enough, add a bit more bread crumbs.
  • Form the meat mixture into 8 2-ounce slider patties roughly the width of your buns. They will shrink a bit when cooked.
  • Heat olive oil on a large grill pan to medium heat and cook the sliders about 3-4 minutes per side, or until the pork is cooked through.
  • Top with pepperjack cheese and cover. Cook another minute to allow the cheese to melt.
  • For the quick pickled cucumbers, add the cucumber slices to a pot and cover with vinegar. Add sugar and salt and heat lightly to let them dissolve. Remove from heat and cool.
  • For the mustard-cream, whisk together mustard, crema, honey and salt.
  • Serve the sliders on toasted buns. Top with mustard-cream and quick pickled cucumbers.


Makes 8 servings


Calories: 2634kcal | Carbohydrates: 199g | Protein: 114g | Fat: 154g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 364mg | Sodium: 2189mg | Potassium: 2338mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 6170IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 694mg | Iron: 20.7mg