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Sliders with Cheddar and Onions

These mini burgers satiate your craving for beef without the guilt of a ½-pound serving. Cook the burgers in a pan or on a grill over medium-high heat. Mini hamburger buns or Parker House Rolls are perfect.

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders)


  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup vertically sliced onion
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (1-ounce) slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese, quartered
  • 8 (1.4-ounce) slider rolls
  • Toppings (optional): lettuce, ketchup, canola mayonnaise, prepared mustard


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove onion from pan; do not wipe pan.

2. While onion cooks, combine beef, salt, and pepper; shape into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Add patties to drippings in pan. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until done, topping each patty with 1 cheese quarter during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Remove from pan. Add 4 rolls, cut sides down, to drippings in pan. Cook 1 minute or until toasted. Repeat procedure with remaining 4 rolls.

3. Place patties on bottom halves of rolls; top patties evenly with onion. Cover with top halves of buns. Serve with desired toppings.

Tip: You can season the beef and shape the patties in the morning; then when you get home they're ready to go.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 382
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 11.9g
  • Saturated fat: 3.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Protein: 34.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 68mg
  • Iron: 3.3mg
  • Sodium: 618mg
  • Calcium: 184mg

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Sliders with Cheddar and Onions Recipe