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Beef & Black Bean Sliders with Baked Zucchini Fries

These sliders are perfect for little hands! Adding black beans to the patties is easy and pumps up the protein to keep the whole family fuller longer. Then, skip the greasy fries and turn zucchini into a healthier version to pair with your mini burgers! Coating them in breadcrumbs and baking gives them a crispy texture perfect for dipping into your favorite fry dip.

Beef & Black Bean Sliders

Beef & Black Bean Sliders

These sliders are perfect for little hands! Adding black beans to the patties is easy and pumps up the protein to keep the whole family fuller longer.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Beef & Black Bean Sliders

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 whole wheat slider buns
  • 4 slices lowfat Cheddar cheese, cut in half

Baked Zucchini Fries

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Beef & Black Bean Sliders

  1. Heat skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray, add patties and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached. Top with cheese and let melt.
  2. Top buns with burgers, lettuce and tomato.

Baked Zucchini Fries

  1. Cut zucchini in half, then slice into thin sticks to resemble fries.
  2. Place eggs in small pan. Mix breadcrumbs, cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt on plate.
  3. In batches, dip zucchini in egg, then breadcrumb mixture, making sure to coat well.
  4. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 21gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 467mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 27g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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