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Though we usually shy away from processed foods, we do love American cheese here for that old-school burger joint flavor; you can certainly substitute cheddar, if you prefer. Rinsing the onion removes some of its harsh bite; use a fine sieve.

Recipe by Cooking Light July 2014


Credit: Johnny Miller; Styling: Sarah Smart

Recipe Summary

22 mins
22 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain.

  • Place beef in a medium bowl. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with garlic powder, pepper, and salt; mix well to combine. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 3-inch patty.

  • Heat a grill pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 minutes or until seared. Turn patties over; top each with 1 piece of cheese. Cover and cook 2 additional minutes or until beef is done and cheese melts.

  • Spread 1 teaspoon ketchup on top half of each bun; top each with 1/2 teaspoon onion. Layer bottom half of bun with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 patty, 1 bacon piece, and top half of bun.

Nutrition Facts

406 calories; fat 15g; saturated fat 5.4g; mono fat 4.4g; poly fat 3.4g; protein 32g; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 66mg; iron 4mg; sodium 803mg; calcium 215mg.