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Cheesy Bacon-Stuffed Sliders

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 50 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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These easy baked pepper jack and bacon-stuffed sliders are sure to become a family favorite.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slider
Calories
523.9
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35.2g
54%
Saturated Fat
13.7g
69%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
89.5mg
30%
Sodium
739.0mg
31%
Total Carbohydrate
24.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.2g
9%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
25.5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
9.20%
9%
Iron
17.30%
17%
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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