Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Mushroom Sliders

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Every mouthful of these tasty little beef sliders is so delicious you won’t even miss the bun. Finely minced garlic and onion add juiciness and flavor to otherwise basic ground beef, while bacon, mushrooms, and sautéed mushrooms make every bite something to savor.

Tip: If you aren’t closely watching your carb count or avoiding added sugar in your recipes, you can add 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce to the beef mixture before cooking for even more flavor.

Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Mushroom Sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 t. Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 T. white onion, finely minced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 oz. white mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 strips bacon, cut into thirds and cooked

Instructions

1.Preheat oven broiler to high and set top oven rack to the second highest setting.

2.Add ground beef, mustard, garlic, and onion to a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and mix with a fork or your fingers until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

3.Divide beef mixture into 8 portions and shape each into small patties. Set patties on a plate and gently press each with your thumb in the center to keep them from puffing up while cooking. Set aside.

4.Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, oven-safe skillet. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are nicely browned, approximately 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer mushrooms to a small bowl and set aside.

5.Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to pan and swirl to coat the bottom. Add slider patties to the skillet and cook until brown on each side, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.

6.Remove from heat and top each slider with sautéed mushrooms and crumbled blue cheese. Place skillet in oven under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until blue cheese starts to melt.

7.Remove skillet from oven and top each slider with a piece of bacon and serve immediately on a bed of lettuce and with a side of steamed broccoli, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 635mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 39g

Nutritional information provided for entertainment purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice.

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