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Bacon & Mango Tango Sliders

  • 40 m
  • 40 m
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“With a touch of sweet from the mango, savory from the bacon, plus a creamy avocado spread, this healthy slider recipe with takes burgers to a whole new level. Double the avocado mayo and use it for your next BLT.”

Ingredients

    • Avocado Mayo
    • ½ ripe avocado, mashed
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 scallion, finely chopped
    • ½ teaspoon lime zest
    • salt
    • Sliders
    • 1 pound 90%-lean ground beef
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
    • 1 small red onion, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
    • 3 bacon, cooked and halved crosswise
    • toasted slider buns, preferably whole-wheat
    • 1 small ripe mango, peeled and sliced
    • ⅓ cup baby kale
    • ⅓ cup alfalfa sprouts

Directions

  • 1 Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • 2 To prepare mayo: Combine avocado, mayonnaise, scallion, lime zest and a pinch of salt in a mini food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • 3 To prepare sliders: Combine beef, Worcestershire, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Form into 6 patties, about 3 inches in diameter.
  • 4 Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 160°F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Grill onion until lightly browned and tender, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • 5 Assemble each burger on a bun with a generous 1 tablespoon each of the Avocado Mayo, bacon, onion, mango, kale and sprouts.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Press plastic wrap directly on the surface of the Avocado Mayo (Step 2) and refrigerate for up to 4 hours.
  • To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)
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