(originally made 2/2013)
Waaay overindulged on Vday baked goods and candy is all over the
house, so I decided that if I participated in the Challenge this week,
it had to be a savory recipe. A search turned up some good
possibilities, and since I'd bought some little slider buns, I gave the Hawaiian Beef Sliders
from Healthy Cooking a try. Too cold out to grill, so I did them
inside on my ridged grill pan. They are very delicate, so getting a
good crust on the first side was important before trying to flip them.
Very very good, even Jake scarfed down two and he can be picky about
beef recipes :)
I served them with Baked Panko Garlic Parmesan Fries from The Family Kitchen. I made them exactly as listed, except I forgot to put on the parsley at the end :)
* Exported from MasterCook *
Hawaiian Beef Sliders
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 can unsweetened crushed pineapple -- (20 ounces)-- used tidbits, pulsed in food processor
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon white vinegar (used white wine vinegar)
2 garlic cloves -- minced- used jarred
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
18 miniature whole wheat buns- used mini potato rolls
Baby spinach leaves (omitted)
3 center-cut bacon strips -- cooked and crumbled
Sliced jalapeno peppers -- optional
pineapple, reserving juice and 1-1/2 cups pineapple (save remaining
pineapple for another use). In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup reserved
crushed pineapple, pepper and salt. Crumble beef over mixture and mix
well. Shape into 18 patties; place in two 11-in. x 7-in. dishes.
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, pepper
flakes and reserved pineapple juice. Pour half of marinade into each
dish; cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once.
discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with
cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes
on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run
Grill buns, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted.
Serve burgers on buns with spinach, remaining pineapple, bacon and
jalapeno peppers if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Note: If miniature whole wheat buns are not available in your area, you
can also use whole wheat hot dog buns cut into thirds.
Facts 3 sliders (calculated without peppers) equals 350 calories, 12 g
fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 34 g
carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat,
1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.
Originally published as Hawaiian Beef Sliders in Healthy Cooking June/July 2010, p28