Mini Thai Burgers with Sriracha Lime Cream Sauce – Super Bowl Grilling Series

The teams are set, and the battle line is drawn; it’s time to finalize your game day menu with the Super Bowl Grilling Series. The biggest spectacle of the year calls for over the top grilled food with terrific flavor. For such an appetizer, here are Mini Thai Burgers with Sriracha Lime Cream Sauce. With peanut butter and soy sauce mixed into the beef and a refreshing citrusy cream sauce to top, these sliders are a perfect addition to the four-hour smorgasbord.

These sliders feature classic Thai flavor pairings with a little bit of heat by combining peanut butter, sriracha, soy, garlic, salt, and lean ground beef. The peanut butter adds nuttiness, fat, and sweetness that is only intensified by the salty soy sauce. The cream sauce is a cool and brilliant combination of yogurt, lime juice, honey, sriracha, cilantro, and salt. For added texture, fresh cucumber slices, cilantro leaves, and carrots are perfect veggies to add to each burger. Grilled up in just minutes, these sliders are the perfect appetizer, or they can be served up throughout the big game by preparing a triple batch of ground beef ahead of time.

Makes 12 sliders

Mini Thai Burgers with Sriracha Lime Cream Sauce Ingredients


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (gluten-free soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos, if a gluten- or soy-free alternative is needed)
  • 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 12 Slider buns (gluten-free, if needed)
  • thinly sliced cucumbers, cilantro leaves, julienned carrots, lettuce, etc. for garnishing and serving, as desired

Sriracha Lime Cream

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Mini Thai Burgers with Sriracha Lime Cream Sauce Directions


  1. Preheat your grill or grill pan on the stove to high.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, sriracha, salt, and peanut butter.
  3. Place the beef in a mixing bowl, pour over the soy sauce mixture, and mix with your hands to combine and evenly distribute the mixture through the meat.
  4. Separate the beef into twelve equal pieces and shape it into small patties.
  5. Place on the grill and reduce heat to medium. Grill for 4-5 minutes per side, or to your desired doneness.
  6. Serve on buns, topped with the cream and desired garnishes and toppings.

Sriracha Lime Cream

  1. Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

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