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Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Sliders

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6

These easy baked pepper jack and bacon-stuffed sliders are sure to become a family favorite. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
6
slices (1 oz each) pepper jack cheese, quartered (from 7.5-oz package)
3
strips bacon, crisply cooked, quartered
1/2
ripe medium avocado
2
tablespoons ranch dressing
6
mini burger buns, split and toasted
1
large plum (Roma) tomato, sliced

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix beef, salt and pepper until well blended. Shape into 12 patties, 1/4-inch thick. Place 2 cheese quarters and 2 bacon quarters onto centers of 6 patties; top with remaining patties. Firmly pinch edges to seal. Place on pan.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in center of beef part of patties reads 165°F. Remove from oven; top each burger with 2 cheese quarters. Return to oven; bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mash avocado with fork. Add dressing; mix until well blended.
  • 5
    Place 1 burger on bottom half of each toasted bun. Top each burger with tomato slice, about 1 tablespoon avocado mixture and bun top.

Expert Tips

  • Substitute Cheddar cheese slices for the pepper jack cheese slices.
  • Top with your favorite toppings: lettuce, avocado slices or sliced jalapeño.
  • This recipe can be doubled to serve a larger crowd.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Slider
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
80mg
26%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
360mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
3g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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