Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders)

For smaller sandwiches like these, we prefer to smash the avocado into a spread before assembling so that no slippery slices are lost on the journey from plate to mouth.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Lightly coat cut sides of buns with cooking spray. Place buns, cut sides down, in pan; cook 1 minute or until lightly toasted.

Step 2

Combine pork, parsley, salt, and garlic powder in a medium bowl, gently mixing with hands. Divide mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty. Lightly coat both sides of patties with cooking spray. Arrange patties in pan coated with cooking spray; cook 2 minutes. Turn patties over; top patties evenly with cheese. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts.

Step 3

Combine lemon juice and avocado in a bowl; mash avocado with a fork, and stir to combine. Spread avocado mixture evenly over bottom halves of buns. Place 1 patty on each bottom bun. Top each with 1 tomato slice and 1 lettuce leaf. Top with top halves of buns. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews


November 22, 2017
These are really good, quick and easy. I made the recipe as written and practically slurped them off the plate, but extra garlic powder would be good, too.

Very good

October 28, 2015
Made these last night.  Like everyone else I used what I had on hand...  Used ground chicken for the pork and spiced it up with Italian spices.  Also used Asiago cheese instead.  I usually make recipes exactly as written but wanted to try these asap.   Well, they came out amazing!  Can't wait to try them with pork!

Pretty good sliders

April 10, 2016
These are pretty good. The meat is a little more bland than we like but overall a nice recipe. Our full review with pictures can be found here 


May 28, 2016
I have made these sliders 3 times now and we love them--a great change from ground beef.  I put a bit more garlic powder than called for.