Lone Star Beef & Veggie Sliders
Ingredients icon 13 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 16 Servings
Time icon 10 Minutes


  • 2 lb Ground Beef, (95% lean)

  • 1 medium zucchini, grated

  • 1 medium carrot, grated

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped

  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder

  • 2 tsp. ground cumin

  • 2 tsp. Kosher salt

  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • Cooking spray

  • 16 whole wheat slider buns


  1. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.

  2. Combine Ground Beef and next 10 ingredients in a large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 16 2 oz thick patties. Make a small indention in the center of the burger with your thumb.

  3. Place burgers on oiled grates and grill for approximately 3-5 minutes on one side.  Flip once, grilling on the other side for 3-5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the burger.

  4. Serve on a bun with half a plate of fruits and vegetables, and a glass of milk.


Based on 95% lean Ground Beef

Nutrition information per serving: Calories 200; Total fat 5g (Sat. fat 1.5g; Trans fat 0g); Cholest. 45mg; Sodium 250mg; Total Carb. 23g; Fiber 2g; Total Sugars 4g; Protein 18g; Vit D (0% DV); Calcium (4% DV); Iron (10% DV); Potas. (6%DV)

Serving size based on an elementary-aged child


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