What are sliders? Mini burgers served on a platter, often shared. For a hearty meal, serve two sliders to each person with a cabbage slaw. Or, for a light lunch, serve one slider with cut-up fresh fruit.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Grilling Time: 11-13 minutes (beef); 8-10 minutes (turkey)
Yield: 2 or 4 servings
8 ounces 90% lean ground beef or 85% lean fresh ground turkey breast
2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet onion
1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 small clove garlic, minced (about ¼ teaspoon)
1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (½-ounce) slice fat-free sharp cheddar cheese product or medium cheddar cheese, quartered (optional)
3 tablespoons fat-free or light mayonnaise or bottled light blue cheese salad dressing
1 teaspoon bottled barbecue sauce
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4 slices plum tomato
1 slice large sweet onion, quartered
4 cocktail buns or Parker House rolls, split**
4 small lettuce leaves (to fit size of buns)
- Preheat gas grill to medium for direct grilling. Mix together beef, chopped onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and pepper (do not overwork meat mixture). With damp hands, form mixture into four ½-inch-thick patties.
- Grill patties on grill cooking screen or in grill basket*, uncovered, for 11 to 13 minutes (for beef), 8 to 10 minutes (for turkey), or until instant-read thermometer inserted near centers reads 160° F (for beef) or 165° F (for turkey). Turn patties over halfway through grilling. If desired, place 1 cheese piece on the top of each patty. Close cover and grill about 30 seconds or just until cheese begins to melt.
- To serve, stir together mayonnaise and barbecue sauce; spread mixture on bottom of buns. Top with a meat patty, tomato, sliced onion and lettuce. Place tops on each bun to close sandwiches. If desired, hold sandwiches closed with wooden sandwich picks or 6-inch bamboo skewers.
* If using turkey, lightly coat grill cooking screen or basket with nonstick spray.
** If buns are too thick, cut off a thin slice from the inside of each bun half.
Per Serving (2 servings made w/ beef):
calories: 330; 80 calories from fat
total fat: 9 g; 2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat
cholesterol: 75 mg
sodium: 570 mg
total carbohydrates: 35 g
fiber: 3 g
sugars: 9 g
protein: 27 g
vitamins: vitamin A (10% DV), vitamin C (10% DV)
minerals: calcium (2% DV), iron (20% DV)
exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch