Sweet Potato Sliders

Recipe Developed by Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN in partnership with NCSPC

Lean beef sliders crusted with shredded sweet potatoes make for a versatile gluten free, low cost and diabetes friendly entrée.

Ingredients   slider2

1 pound lean ground beef (93% lean, 7% fat)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

1 sweet potato, cut into ¼-inch strips

1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise

1 lime, zest and juice

  1. Mix together ground beef, salt, black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil. Divide seasoned beef into 4 even sliders.
  2. Press each slider into the sweet potato strips, pressing firmly to ensure each side is coated and sweet potato adheres well.
  3. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  4. Cook sliders for 5 minutes on each side, until sweet potatoes are golden brown and sliders are cooked through.
  5. While sliders are cooking, make the basil mayo. Mix together 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise and the juice and zest of 1 lime.
  6. Serve sliders hot with the basil mayo and any other slider toppings including lime wedges, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and sliced onions.

You can substitute 1 teaspoon of dried basil for the 1 tablespoon of fresh basil.

Recipe analyzed for 6 servings, without mayonnaise and fiber content will be boosted when served with burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, etc.)

Number of servings (yield): 6