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Bacon & Mango Tango Sliders
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.”
½ ripe avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 scallion, finely chopped
½ teaspoon lime zest
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
1Preheat grill to medium-high.
2To prepare mayo: Combine avocado, mayonnaise, scallion, lime zest and a pinch of salt in a mini food processor. Puree until smooth.
3To prepare sliders: Combine beef, Worcestershire, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Form into 6 patties, about 3 inches in diameter.
4Oil 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.
5Assemble 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.)