Highlight your usual slider spread with the addition of brocolli rabe and using good quality ground sirloin. The mild flavor and cheesiness from the provolone glues the slider together with the classic meat patty and grilled broccoli rabe. Pleasantly bitter broccoli rabe gives sliders a sophisticated edge and introduces a likely unfamiliar veggie in a delicious way. Use Broccolini for a milder flavor. The grilled broccoli rabe adds a texture to the slider where fresh iceberg lettuce would fall short. 

Adam Hickman
Recipe by Cooking Light September 2016


Credit: Victor Protasio; Styling: Paige Hicks

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20 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add broccoli rabe; cook 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Coarsely chop. Combine vinegar, oil, and sugar in a small bowl. Add broccoli rabe; toss.

  • Combine beef, paprika, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Shape into 8 (3-inch-wide) patties.

  • Return pan to medium-high. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; cook 2 to 3 minutes. Turn; cook 1 to 2 minutes. Top patties with cheese; cover and cook 1 minute or until cheese melts.

  • Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top with tomato, broccoli rabe mixture, and top halves of buns.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; fat 15.9g; saturated fat 4.8g; mono fat 6.3g; poly fat 2.5g; protein 38g; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 71mg; iron 4mg; sodium 573mg; calcium 261mg.