These sliders are perfect for little hands! Adding black beans to the patties is easy and pumps up the protein to keep the whole family fuller longer. Then, skip the greasy fries and turn zucchini into a healthier version to pair with your mini burgers! Coating them in breadcrumbs and baking gives them a crispy texture perfect for dipping into your favorite fry dip.

Nutrition Tip: Did you know that the humble zucchini contains ample amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants for supporting the immune system? Take advantage of this versatile summer squash!

Beef & Black Bean Sliders

Amber Gray
These sliders are perfect for little hands! Adding black beans to the patties is easy and pumps up the protein to keep the whole family fuller longer.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients
  

Beef & Black Bean Sliders

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 small sweet onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 whole wheat slider buns
  • 4 slices lowfat Cheddar cheese cut in half

Baked Zucchini Fries

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

Beef & Black Bean Sliders

  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray, add patties and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached. Top with cheese and let melt.
  • Top buns with burgers, lettuce and tomato.

Baked Zucchini Fries

  • Cut zucchini in half, then slice into thin sticks to resemble fries.
  • Place eggs in small pan. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt on plate.
  • In batches, dip zucchini in egg, then breadcrumb mixture, making sure to coat well.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy.

Nutrition

Calories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 27gFat: 21gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 467mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3g
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