Healthy Kids Meatball Sliders Recipe

Panko breadcrumbs, lean ground beef and Parmesan cheese come together in this heart-healthy meatball slider recipe. Appropriate as an appetizer or entree, you'll love the boldly savory taste and freezer-friendly convenience.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 12 servings
1/4 cup finely crushed panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 oz 95% lean ground beef
12 whole wheat dinner rolls (2 1/2-inch diameter), halved
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Directions
Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, stir together the panko, parsley, egg, oil, ketchup, cheese, onion powder, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the ground beef and gently stir to combine. Roll the meat into 12 meatballs.

Step 3

Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Slice a meatball in half and arrange 2 meatball halves on the bottom half of a roll. Top with top half of roll. Repeat with remaining meatballs and rolls.

Step 5

Serve immediately with additional ketchup, if desired.

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 173
Make this for: Heart Healthy
Dietary Review:
Jane Schwartz, RDN, CLT
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Per serving:
calories:173
total fat:5g
sat fat:1g
cholesterol:16mg
sodium:249mg
total carb:20g
fibers:2g
proteins:12g

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Healthy Kids Meatball Sliders Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 12 servings
1/4 cup finely crushed panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp ketchup
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 oz 95% lean ground beef
12 whole wheat dinner rolls (2 1/2-inch diameter), halved
Directions
Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, stir together the panko, parsley, egg, oil, ketchup, cheese, onion powder, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the ground beef and gently stir to combine. Roll the meat into 12 meatballs.

Step 3

Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Slice a meatball in half and arrange 2 meatball halves on the bottom half of a roll. Top with top half of roll. Repeat with remaining meatballs and rolls.

Step 5

Serve immediately with additional ketchup, if desired.

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