Bacon and Cheddar Sliders

Photo: Nigel Cox; Styling: Molly Findlay

Classic burger toppings are all here on these Bacon and Cheddar Sliders. Toasting buns on the grill gives these little burgers a delightful crunch.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 16.9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.2g
  • Protein: 23.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 39.8g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg
  • Iron: 3.8mg
  • Sodium: 783mg
  • Calcium: 290mg

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 12 ounces ground sirloin
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ounces 2% reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • 8 whole-wheat slider buns
  • 3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 4 cornichon or other small dill pickles, each cut lengthwise into 4 slices
  • 4 small lettuce leaves, each torn in half
  • 1 small ripe tomato, cut into 8 slices
  • 3 slices cooked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 2. Gently combine first 3 ingredients and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, being careful not to overmix. Divide beef mixture into 8 equal portions; gently shape each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick patty, taking care not to pack mixture down.
  3. 3. Arrange patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Top each patty with about 1 tablespoon cheese during last minute of cooking. Lightly coat cut sides of buns with cooking spray. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack. Grill for 1 minute or until toasted. Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise on bottom half of each bun; top with 1 patty. Top each slider with 2 pickle slices, 1/2 lettuce leaf, and 1 tomato slice; sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange bacon pieces evenly over tomato. Top with bun tops.
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