Heart Healthy Sausage and Peppers Sliders Recipe

                   
Dig into this game day-friendly beef and turkey slider that boasts bell peppers, rich barbecue sauce and crushed fennel seeds. Mini multigrain rolls hold this juicy, gluten-free dish together for a tantalizing taste of high-protein goodness.
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Ingredients
Recipe yields 8 servings
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/2 lb ground turkey breast
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup plain whole wheat bread crumbs
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp water
8 mini multigrain kaiser rolls
1/4 cup bbq sauce (optional)
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Directions
Step 1

In a large bowl, combine beef, turkey, fennel, oregano, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, milk and bread crumbs. Mix well. Shape mixture into 8 patties, 1/2 inch thick.

Step 2

Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper and water; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from skillet and cover to keep warm.

Step 3

Wipe skillet clean and spray again with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add patties and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until there is no pink in the center. Serve patties topped with vegetables and BBQ sauce, if using, on Kaiser rolls.

Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 319
Make this for: Healthy Kids
Dietary Review:
Jane Schwartz, RDN, CLT
This recipe has been reviewed by a dietitian. Click here to learn more.
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Nutrition facts
Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Per serving:
calories:319
total fat:7g
sat fat:2g
cholesterol:54mg
sodium:389mg
total carb:35g
fibers:2g
proteins:28g

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Whether you’re looking for a fun family meal, game day fare or an easy-to-grab appetizer, you and your guests will love these sausage and peppers sliders. Unlike most recipes containing sausage, these heart-healthy sliders contain only 2g of saturated fat. That’s because they’re made from a combination of lean ground beef and turkey breast that are perfectly seasoned to deliver explosive flavor without the fat. The mixture is formed into patties and topped with BBQ sauce, onions and peppers. Housed in mini Kaiser rolls, these healthy sliders are not only easy to eat but they taste delicious! Kids love the small size of these sliders, but you’ll love knowing how much nutrition is packed into each bite. These healthy sliders are a big hit at any party or make them for a tasty weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy.

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Heart Healthy Sausage and Peppers Sliders Recipe

Ingredients
Recipe yields 8 servings
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1/2 lb ground turkey breast
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup plain whole wheat bread crumbs
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp water
8 mini multigrain kaiser rolls
1/4 cup bbq sauce (optional)
Directions
Step 1

In a large bowl, combine beef, turkey, fennel, oregano, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, milk and bread crumbs. Mix well. Shape mixture into 8 patties, 1/2 inch thick.

Step 2

Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper and water; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetables from skillet and cover to keep warm.

Step 3

Wipe skillet clean and spray again with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat until hot. Add patties and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until there is no pink in the center. Serve patties topped with vegetables and BBQ sauce, if using, on Kaiser rolls.

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