Spicy Sliders

Spicy Sliders

3.7 of 5 (70)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 107.3
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.6 mg
  • Sodium: 151.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

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Save money and increase nutrition in your burgers. The secret ingredient? Lentils! Save money and increase nutrition in your burgers. The secret ingredient? Lentils!
Number of Servings: 12


    1/2 c dry lentils
    1 T Dijon mustard
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1/2 t black pepper
    1/2 c onion, finely chopped
    1 t chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
    12 ounces 93/7 lean ground beef
    4 (1-ounce) slices Monterey jack cheese, each slice cut into quarters
    1 cup arugula, chopped
    24 slices whole wheat cocktail bread, toasted

    Note: Cocktail bread is often found with the crackers. Each slice is about 1/4 the size of a regular slice of bread, perfect for sliders.


Adjust this recipe as needed, but keep this ratio of raw ingredients intact: 1 part lentils to 3 parts lean ground beef.
For this recipe, I used 4 ounces lentils to 12 ounces of beef. Donít increase that ratio, or you'll end up with dry burgers. To keep the meat moist and to add flavor, I added finely chopped onions and roasted them rather than grilling them.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Rinse lentils and remove any stones or debris. Place in a saucepan, cover with water, and simmer until very tender, 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and puree slightly either in a food processor or with a fork. Allow them to cool slightly.
Combine the mustard, garlic, pepper, onion, and chipotle pepper in a large mixing bowl. Add the lentils and beef, and mix until just combined.
Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Form the meat mixture into 2.5 ounce patties and place on the baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, then top each patty with a slice of cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.
Stack each slider on a toasted slice of bread and divide the arugula among them. Top each with a second slice of bread.

Serve warm.
Makes 12 sliders.
Serving Size: Makes 12 sliders.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    30 of 35 people found this review helpful
    It sounds like this will be a great recipe to try, but I do have a picky question and comment: On Chef Meg's calorie and nutrition breakdown, a serving includes 3 slices of cocktail bread -- why is that? Plus, I want a photo of an actual slider on cocktail bread, not a stock photo with a roll! - 8/8/12

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    26 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Again the picture does not match the recipe! WHY!
    The nutritional info for a serving lists 3 slices of the bread. This does not make sense!
    So this means I will make the recipe as it sounds pretty good but have to refigure the calories etc. PLEASE make recipe info & picture accurate.
    - 3/11/13

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    14 of 21 people found this review helpful
    I never understand the photos that don't match the recipe:( - 3/22/12

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    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    We really liked it! My spouse, the fussiest burger guy in the world loved them. I will definitely make them again and again! - 12/17/11

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    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
    In the pic- that is most certainly not cocktail bread! Arugula can be bought with the pre cut salad mixes in the plastic clam shells. Great for mixing in with reg salad mix as it has a distinct stronger flavor. - 2/2/12