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

  • 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

  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt

  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

  • Cooking spray

  • 16 whole wheat slider buns

Preparation

  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.

Suggestions

Based on 95% lean Ground Beef

Nutrition information per serving (including 1 slider bun): 192 Calories; 48 Calories from fat; 5.3 g Total Fat (1.3 g Saturated Fat; 1.3 g Monounsaturated Fat); 46.9 mg Cholesterol; 243.8 mg Sodium; 23.1 g Total Carbohydrate; 23.1 g Dietary Fiber; 16.8 g Protein; 1.6 mg Iron; 214.6 mg Potassium; 0.1 mg Riboflavin; 3.6 mg Niacin; 0.2 mg Vitamin B6; 1.1 mcg Vitamin B12; 2.7 mg Zinc; 9.2 mcg Selenium; 45.2 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Selenium, and Zinc. It is a good source of Riboflavin, Iron, and Choline.

Serving size based on an elementary-aged child

 

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