Spicy Sliders

Spicy Sliders

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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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Introduction

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

Ingredients

    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.

Tips

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.


Directions

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.



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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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  • Incredible!
    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

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  • 9 of 16 people found this review helpful
    Arugula is a type of lettuce green and 93/7 means the meat is 93% lean and 7% fat... - 12/14/11

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  • O.K.
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Didn't care for how they tasted. Reworking the recipe to how I would like it. Will post once I make them my way. - 12/16/11

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  • O.K.
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    The taste of this recipe is kind of good. However, it is hard to get past the weird texture of these burgers. - 3/13/12

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  • O.K.
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Burgers had a good flavor but they did have a "dust" like consistency. Probably will not try again as it did not go over well with the kids. - 4/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Hubby and I loved it. First time I've eaten lentils in years. Added a little grated light cheese to bind better. Thanks Meg. - 5/16/12

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful
    OOOooooh, YEEEAAAAHHHHH! GREAT recipe!!
    since i LOVE black beans and my fam doesn't care for lentils, I'll try them that way. got our own adobo spice, so we'll make our own with the peppers we have!
    thanks, chef meg!!
    - 2/23/12

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Lets all agree that we need the picture to match the recipe. It is better if we take the time to make it to know what the end product is going to be. I also used black beans and it was good. Lots of lettuce and tomato make the burger great. - 8/17/13

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Good----- We had them for lunch--- - 12/14/11

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Tasty, but photo doesn't match recipe! - 7/18/17

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am really confused by this recipe. Why do you need 4 slices of cheese in quarters (16 pcs) if you're making 12 burgers? Also the picture looks like a lot more arugula than 1 T (and of course that is not cocktail bread in the photo!) Rather misleading! - 8/21/15

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 10/26/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Big hit with the entire family. Adjusted to our likes. Leftovers heated up well and were very tasty for lunch the next day. - 9/1/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I thought the taste was good and will likely make them again. My only complaint is that mine fell apart very easily. I did use a little extra of the chipotle pepper - I like it spicy! :) - 6/18/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Arugula is known as rocket in the UK - 2/23/12

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I don't usually cook my onions before putting them in the meat mixture. I just let them cook while the burger is cooking. Interesting! - 12/15/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    wonderful
    - 12/11/11

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did not care for this recipe at all - 4/4/17

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These were WONDERFUL! Whole family enjoyed them, and it is definitely in our "keeper" file! - 8/31/13

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Hey TonyA46- Try using black beans in place of the lentils. I'm with you... Making them per the recipe produces burgers that taste kind-of like dust. - 1/31/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    @ROYALTY1022: Aragula is called 'rocket' in Australia, New Zealand and Britain.
    @A.DRAGONFLY: If something says roast - unless it specifically mentions a lid, it means uncovered.
    - 1/16/12

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    DonnaSeefee - I think arugula is rocket, or something similar.
    A good packet of mixed salad greens would work too, but the nutrition/calorie count might be a wee bitty different.
    - 12/14/11

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Thanks for the recipe Chef Meg. I like the idea of adding the lentils to the meat! Can you tell me what "93/7" lean ground meat is? - 12/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    yum - 7/9/21

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  • Incredible!
    Really tasty and easy to prepare - 7/6/21

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  • Sounds good - 2/1/21

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  • I don't like spicy things so not sure I will try this recipe - 2/1/21

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  • :) - 1/30/21

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  • sounds interesting, thank you - 1/13/21

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  • Lots of work for fancy mouthfuls. I'd rather just make full size burgers. - 11/30/20

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  • very good. - 7/4/20

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  • Nice recipe - 6/28/20

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  • Looks Good - 6/9/20

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  • Incredible!
    sounds yummy! - 4/25/20

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  • Good
    Good - 3/23/20

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  • Didn't care for. The recipe does not make sense. - 2/27/20

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  • Bad
    Is it so hard to have a CORRECT picture of the recipe? - 2/2/20

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  • This was an amazing burger, mine did not look like the one's pictured above but they were still yummy - 2/1/20

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  • thanks - 2/1/20

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  • Very Good
    Ok - 2/1/20

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  • Bad
    Not for our family! - 2/1/20

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  • No chipotle pepper for me - 2/1/20

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  • Very Good
    I made these, added a little more spices. Used small mini buns. The arugula was good choice it's peppery taste fit the slider. - 2/1/20

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  • I wonder how spicy these are - 2/1/20

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  • Will try it. - 2/1/20

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  • Incredible!
    Great - 1/15/20

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  • Good
    tasty - 11/12/19

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  • more interested in the burger than the bread, so I'll be giving this a try. =) - 9/7/19

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  • Why the buns? - 9/3/19

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  • eat spicy food - 5/3/19

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  • Thanks - 4/10/19

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  • tasty - 4/10/19

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  • Great - 2/5/19

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  • Good
    good - 2/1/19

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  • NICE - 2/1/19

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  • Interesting secret ingredient. - 2/1/19

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  • When I use one of these recipes I take the main gist of the recipe which in this recipe is to use part lentils. This done, I can exchange the minor items as long as I stay in the same exchange category and the same calorie count and nutritional value. - 2/1/19

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  • Looks good - 2/1/19

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  • Looks tasty! - 2/1/19

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  • Good
    good - 2/1/19

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  • Good
    Good - 2/1/19

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  • Bad
    Too much time wasted to make this, and omit arugula, this must have been invented back when arugula was the latest rage of the year.... - 2/1/19

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  • I did tone down the spice some. - 2/1/19

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  • Tasty - 9/8/18

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  • Very Good
    Good size - 6/2/18

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  • It looks like the bread is a problem. I think I would try the sandwich thins to cut the calories. We do use them a fair amount of the time. - 6/2/18

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  • Good
    We hate spicy, I omitted the chipotle` pepper. - 5/4/18

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  • Very Good
    Great flavor. - 5/4/18

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  • We liked these burgers. Meat and whole grains is what we were looking for. - 5/4/18

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  • Too spicy for me! - 4/16/18

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  • Yum! - 4/2/18

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  • cant wait to try - 3/12/18

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  • yummy - 3/10/18

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  • sounds delicious! clever way to get lentils in, too! - 2/20/18

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  • Incredible!
    Gotta say I was surprised how much I enjoyed these little burgers. DH not as much but no complaints either and since I'm the cook... - 2/8/18

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  • Good
    Love the recipes, but donít trust picture to be a lookalike. - 2/2/18

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  • Not my favorite - 2/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    These were pretty good and I plan to serve them Sunday at Superbowl party. - 2/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    Love this spicy sliders recipe! Didn't change a thing....Yummy! - 2/1/18

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  • Good
    Cute, spicy and yummy - 2/1/18

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  • Very Good
    Tasty recipe. I did mine in lettuce wraps since I can't do grains. - 2/1/18

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  • I will try this using 96/4 ground beef but not sure if one slider will be enough. They do sound very filling though. - 2/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    yum. - 2/1/18

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  • Something new to add to my try it list. - 2/1/18

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  • Yummy - 2/1/18

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  • you can do so many variations on these. very good - 2/1/18

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  • That's a roll in the photo. I don't think cocktail bread would actually look very appetizing. - 2/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    yummy - 12/29/17

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  • will use ground turkey instead of beef... - 12/26/17

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  • Great idea for lunch!! - 11/28/17

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  • Looks great- definitely trying. - 10/31/17

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  • nice - 10/4/17

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  • Very Good
    My comment is regarding the recipe, not the photo. I prepared these for my husband and some guests. We enjoyed them and the arugula was a nice addition. - 8/16/17

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A great barbecue option - 8/13/17

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good for parties - 8/13/17

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Be active any way you can, every day that you can. - 5/23/17

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