Serving Size: 2 sliders
Calories: 131 • Total Fat: 5g • Total Carbohydrate: 2g (Fiber: 0g • Sugars: 1g) • Protein: 19g • Vitamin D (4%) • Iron (14%)
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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- 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.
- Transfer to a bowl and add beef, minced garlic, Worcestershire, egg, salt and pepper. Combine by hand until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
- Liberally spray the inside of the ramekins with cooking spray.
- Fill each ramekin about 1/2 full with meat. Place filled ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove sliders and top with lettuce and tomato if desired.
*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.