Beef and beans are a perfect match both nutritionally and flavour-wise in these delicious sliders! The protein from the beef and the fibre from the beans makes a dynamite combination that helps keep you feeling fuller for longer. Both beef and beans provide iron – beef provides heme iron while beans provide non-heme iron.
Bean & Beef Sliders
- Heat oil in a medium-sized nonstick skillet. Cook onion for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, mash beans using a fork and add them to the skillet. Turn to low and cook for 3 minutes, stirring in garlic powder, salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.
- Combine beef, egg, breadcrumbs and cooled bean mixture in a large bowl. To make sliders use your hands to form 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the beef and bean mixture into 14 patties that are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick and 2 inches (5 cm) wide.
- Add patties to lightly oiled hot nonstick skillet or grill pan. Cook over medium-high heat for approximately 6 minutes per side, until a digital instant read thermometer inserted sideways into each patty reads 160°F (71°C). Burger’s done at 71!
- Place sliders on toasted slider buns and top with your burger toppings.