Mini burgers make a fun, kid-friendly meal. Italian herbs, marinara and melty mozz give them the appeal of pizza.

Joy Howard
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2020
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

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  • Mix beef, parsley, oregano, pepper and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Divide the meat into 8 equal portions and shape each into a 1-inch thick patty. Try to make all the patties the same thickness for even cooking, and shape them a little larger than the buns--they'll shrink as they cook.

  • Grill the patties, turning once halfway, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 130 degrees F, 2 to 4 minutes per side (for medium-rare when done; see Tip).

  • Spoon marinara onto each patty and top with mozzarella. Grill until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more. Serve the patties with lettuce on rolls.

Tips

Tip: To ensure your burgers are done just right, insert the tip of an instant-read thermometer in the center of the burger. Doneness temps are 135 degrees F for medium-rare (about 3 minutes per side), 140 degrees F for medium, 150 degrees for medium-well and 160 degrees for well-done (the USDA recommendation). Here, the sliders cook with sauce and cheese for a couple more minutes, which will raise their temps about 5 degrees after you check in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts

451.4 calories; protein 38.2g 76% DV; carbohydrates 39g 13% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5.7g 23% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 15.9g 25% DV; saturated fat 6.9g 35% DV; cholesterol 77.8mg 26% DV; vitamin a iu 834IU 17% DV; vitamin c 3.3mg 5% DV; folate 53mcg 13% DV; calcium 257.6mg 26% DV; iron 5.1mg 28% DV; magnesium 84.9mg 30% DV; potassium 517.7mg 15% DV; sodium 618.4mg 25% DV.