Sweet Potato Sliders

It is no secret that I love sweet potatoes! I eat them pretty much every day. They are a great source of vitamins, high in fiber, and actually, possess more potassium than a banana. They are an excellent source of real food carbohydrates. Plus, they’re delicious, and you can’t beat delicious.

Since I’m gluten-free, I love finding ways to use sweet potatoes as a great alternative to traditional bread and bread products (like buns, rolls, etc). And now I have a delicious and nutritious sweet potato sliders recipe to share with you! Check out the recipe that puts a twist on traditional sliders.

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Sliders

1 Pound Lean Ground Beef or Turkey (93/7)

1 egg (or 1 serving egg whites to reduce fat)

½ Yellow Onion

Desired spices-salt, pepper, garlic salt, onion salt

Sweet Potato “Buns”:

2 large diameter sweet potatoes

Olive Oil spray

Salt and pepper

Optional Ingredients:

Spinach

Mushrooms

Grilled onions

Cheese

Condiments to taste

sweet potato sliders

Directions 

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and then peel 2 large diameter sweet potatoes and slice them into discs, approximately 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with olive oil. Place the sweet potato discs on the cookie sheet and lightly spray the side facing up with olive oil. Sprinkle potatoes lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until sweet potatoes are soft and tender.
  5. While the sweet potatoes cook, mix ground meat, chopped onion, your desired spices, and egg into a large mixing bowl. Mix until egg is well blended into the mixture.
  6. Heat a skillet with a light spray of  olive oil on medium heat.
  7. Scoop approximately 1 oz of the beef mixture into the pan.  I use a Pampered Chef cookie dough scoop which makes the most perfect 1 oz portion size. Makes it super easy to measure!
  8. Allow sliders to cook for 1 min, then flip them and firmly press into the skillet to spread beef into a “slider” shape.
  9. Cook the sliders for 5-6 minutes, until the meat is browned on both sides and cooked throughout.
  10. Once all of the sliders are cooked, set them aside until the sweet potatoes are done and smelling oh so good!
  11. Once sweet potatoes are done, I like to turn the oven to broil and allow them to cook for another 2-3 minutes until lightly crisp. However, make sure to keep an eye on them, as each oven cook time is different.
  12. Once both the sweet potatoes and sliders are done — the magic happens :). Place one slider between 2 golden and crispy sweet potato slices. Finish each slider with your favorite slider options above and BOOM! The possibilities for toppings are endless — you can use traditional condiments like ketchup and mustard. You can add some spinach leaves. Using a great cheese blend is always welcomed. You could also sauté mushrooms and onions as an awesome topper.  The list goes on and on.
  13. Crush those sliders!

Sweet Potato Sliders Nutritional Information

Each slider has a rough macronutrient value of 5 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and 6 grams of carbs.  (Nutritional information will vary depending on size and ingredients used)

So there you have it, my super simple and easy sweet potato sliders recipe. Not only is this recipe super delicious, but it’s filling and good for you. Sweet potatoes can be used in so many different ways, and the sweet potato sliders recipe is just one of my favorites!

What’s your favorite way to use sweet potatoes?

Work Hard Be Kind,

Amanda

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