Good things come in small packages. These amazing little burgers are even cooked on a bed of onions, just like the White Castle originals. Woohoo!!
Ingredients: 4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef 2 slices light bread (40 - 45 calories each with at least 2g fiber per slice) 1/3 cup chopped onion 4 hamburger dill pickle chips 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. onion powder 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. black pepper Optional condiments: ketchup and mustard
Directions: Combine beef and seasonings in a small bowl, and knead mixture by hand until integrated. Divide seasoned beef evenly into four balls. Flatten and form each ball into a square patty on a plate. Using a knife, make four small slits on the top of each patty. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Bring a pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Spread onion out on the pan. Place the patties on top of the onion, slit-side down, and cover the pan. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes (no flipping necessary), or until cooked through.
Meanwhile, cut each slice of bread into four squares, for a total of eight pieces. (If you like, slightly toast bread first.) Feel free to spread ketchup and/or mustard onto four pieces. Set aside.
Once patties are cooked through, scoop each one along with the onion beneath it onto one piece of bread. Top each with a pickle chip and then another bread piece (or the other way around, if you want to be fancy!). Let cool slightly, and then slide 'em into your mouth!
Mini burgers are all the rage these days... seems like everyone's jumping on the cute-'n-tiny-burger bandwagon. But just cuz' they're miniature and adorable does NOT mean they're innocent. Take the most famous bite-sized burgers, the original White Castle Slyders. You'd think since they're steamed on a pile of onions (and steamed often equals guilt-free), they wouldn't be too fatty. No such luck. Four of those small square burgers pack in nearly 30g fat! And there are some mini burgers out there that are MUCH, MUCH worse. Check out these stats, NONE of which include fries or other sides... Jack in the Box's three-piece order of Mini Sirloin Burgers has 748 calories and 29g fat. Four Ruby Minis at Ruby Tuesday's have an alarming 1,178 calories and 72g fat. And an order of Chili's slider-esque Big Mouth Bites (four Bites) has a whopping 1,579 calories and 97g fat. AAAAAAAAAAAH! We decided to keep it classic and whip up an equally adorable (and equally delicious) version of White Castle's Slyders. Ours have less than HALF the calories and only a FIFTH of the fat. That's 'cuz we rock.
CHEW ON THIS: Yesterday, May 25th, was National Hamburger Day. If you're not all burgered-out from the day's festivities, cook up a batch of our sliders today. They may actually be the cutest burgers we've ever seen. We wuv the wittle guys, yes we do!
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