Lightened-Up Beef Sliders

beef sliders

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 sliders

Calories: 131 • Total Fat: 5g • Total Carbohydrate: 2g (Fiber: 0g • Sugars: 1g) • Protein: 19g • Vitamin D (4%) •  Iron (14%)  

Nutritional Highlights

High Protein • Low Fat • Low Sugar • Gluten-Free • Dairy-Free • Paleo • Good for Strong Bones and Teeth • Rich in Iron

These sliders are an excellent balance of protein and fat to keep your blood sugar stable and increase your metabolism. I suggest wrapping each one in lettuce wraps secured with a toothpick and serve with a 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa or a medium sweet potato for carbohydrates. If you prefer to have bread, choose 100% whole grain slider buns with little to no added sugar and very few ingredients.


Lightened-Up Beef Sliders

Servings: 8 sliders

INGREDIENTS
  • 3/4 lb 96% extra lean ground beef (I found this at Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/4 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ramekins
  • cooking spray
  • lettuce and tomato, for toppings if desired
METHOD
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Finely chop the mushrooms, parsley, and onion by hand or with a mini food chopper. You want them to be chopped very small so they blend in with the ground beef. If you are using a mini food chopper, be extremely careful to not over chop or the mixture will become too wet and the burgers won’t be able to be formed into patties.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and add beef, minced garlic, Worcestershire, egg, salt and pepper. Combine by hand until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
  4. Liberally spray the inside of the ramekins with cooking spray.
  5. Fill each ramekin about 1/2 full with meat. Place filled ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove sliders and top with lettuce and tomato if desired.

Notes

*If you can’t find 96% extra lean ground beef, opt for at least 93% lean but know the burgers will be slightly higher in calories and fat.

*For a gourmet twist, omit the lettuce and tomato and top with balsamic tomato jam and smoked gouda cheese.

 

 

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