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Twisted Onion’s Delicious Sliders

Tex-Mex Sliders
Prep: 10 minutes • Grill: 6 minutes • Serves: 4

1/4 cup medium chunky salsa
1/4 cup sour cream
1 pound ground pork or beef chuck
1 can (4 ounces) diced mild green chiles, drained
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar Jack cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 white or wheat dinner rolls or small buns, split

1. Prepare grill for direct grilling over medium heat. In small bowl, mix salsa and sour cream; set aside. In medium bowl, gently mix ground meat, chiles, cheese, cilantro, chili powder and salt. Shape meat mixture into eight 3-inch round burgers.

2. Place burgers on hot grill rack and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155° for medium doneness, turning once. Serve burgers topped with salsa cream in bun.


Approximate nutritional values per serving: 566 Calories, 35g Fat (15g Saturated), 100mg Cholesterol, 895mg Sodium, 36g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 27g Protein

Salmon Sliders
Prep: 20 minutes • Grill: 6 minutes • Serves: 4

6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1-1/4 pounds salmon fillet, skin removed and finely chopped
3/4 cup panko or plain dried breadcrumbs
Nonstick cooking spray
8 slices fully cooked bacon
4 leaves green leaf lettuce, each cut in half
8 white or wheat dinner rolls or small buns, split
1 avocado, halved, pitted and thinly sliced

1. In small bowl, stir half the green onions, mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon zest; set aside.

2. Prepare grill for direct grilling over medium heat. In medium bowl, gently mix salmon, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, and remaining green onions, 2 tablespoons dill, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon zest with fork to combine. Shape salmon mixture into eight 3-inch round burgers. Sprinkle both sides of burgers with remaining 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, pressing lightly so they adhere. Spray both sides of burgers with nonstick cooking spray.

3. Place burgers on hot grill rack. Cook burgers 6 to 8 minutes or until browned on outside, still slightly pink in center and internal temperature reaches 145°, turning once. Place bacon on grill and cook 1 to 2 minutes to heat through.

4. Cut each slice of bacon in half. Fold each piece of lettuce in half and place on bottom half of bun. Place burger over lettuce, then top with 2 pieces bacon and sliced avocado. Spread about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture on top half of bun then place over avocado to serve.


Approximate nutritional values per serving: 739 Calories, 44g Fat (9g Saturated), 90mg Cholesterol, 1438mg Sodium, 46g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 36g Protein

Teriyaki Chicken Sliders with Napa Cabbage Slaw
Prep: 20 minutes • Grill: 7 minutes • Serves: 4

1 green onion, thinly sliced
1 small carrot, shredded
1/4 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3/4 cup thinly sliced Napa cabbage
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 pound ground chicken
1/2 cup drained and chopped water chestnuts
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Nonstick cooking spray
8 white or wheat dinner rolls or small buns, split

1. In small bowl, toss onion, carrot, bell pepper, cabbage and hoisin sauce.

2. Prepare grill for direct grilling over medium heat. In medium bowl, gently mix ground chicken, water chestnuts, teriyaki sauce and red pepper flakes. Shape chicken mixture into eight 3-inch round burgers. Spray both sides of burgers with nonstick cooking spray.

3. Place burgers on hot grill rack and cook 7 to 9 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°, turning once. Serve burgers topped with slaw in bun.


Approximate nutritional values per serving:
454 Calories, 15g Fat (4g Saturated), 96mg Cholesterol, 866mg Sodium, 46g Carbohydrates, 4g Fiber, 35g Protein

Twisted Onion’s Delicious Sliders
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