SPICY CHEESEBURGER SLIDERS
Lean Ground Beef sliders are spiced up with chipotle chili powder and topped with pepper jack cheese slices.

40  MIN
4 SERVINGS
300 CAL
24 G PROTEIN

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
  • 9 small whole wheat hamburger buns, split, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chili powder
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese, cut in quarters

Toppings:

  • Barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato slices, pickles (optional)

COOKING:

  1. Tear one hamburger bun into pieces. Place in food processor or blender container. Cover; pulse on and off, to form fine crumbs. 
  2. Combine bread crumbs, Ground Beef, garlic and chili powder in medium bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into eight 1/2-inch thick mini patties. 
  3. Place patties on grill over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 9 to 10 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Evenly top with cheese during last minute of grilling. 
  4. Place burgers on bottoms of remaining eight buns. Top with desired Toppings. Close sandwiches.

SAFE HANDLING TIPS:

  • Wash hands with soap and water before cooking and always after touching raw meat.
  • Separate raw meat from other foods.
  • Wash all cutting boards, utensils, and dishes after touching raw meat.
  • Do not reuse marinades used on raw foods.
  • Wash all produce prior to use.
  • Cook steaks and roasts until temperature reaches 145°F for medium rare, as measured by a meat thermometer, allowing to rest for three minutes.
  • Cook Ground Beef to 160°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
  • Refrigerate leftovers promptly.

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