• prep: 45 min
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 45 min
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    Treat this recipe as a basic template from which to have a blast mixing and matching different meats with different cheeses. The Parmesan is a must and not an option to switch out; it's the magic ingredient that will make the meat more savory and any cheese you stuff in your slider taste cheesier. The recipe can be halved or doubled easily, so if there are a lot of kids in your crowd, you might want to cut back on the number you make. If a bunch of your drinking buddies are on their way over, however, you'll likely want to do 1 1/2 times the recipe, or even double it. We've given you suggestions for toppers and meat-and-cheese combinations, but those are just ideas to get your imagination going. If the weather is cooperative, fire up your grill, but if you are grill-less, the broiler does a fine job. Any which way you do it, you can't help but have fun!

    Ingredients

    • 3 pounds ground beef, turkey, lamb, or pork
    • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (or other fresh herbs; see Cooks' Notes)
    • 2 small garlic cloves, crushed with a garlic press
    • 6 ounces Cheddar, feta, Saga blue cheese, Gouda, Pepper Jack, or whatever cheese you're partial to, chilled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
    • 30 (2-inch; a.k.a. party size) soft rolls, such as potato and brioche, or mini pitas
    • lettuce, sliced tomatoes, coleslaw, pickles, sliced raw onion and/or sautéed golden brown onions (see Cooks' Notes), ketchup, barbecue sauce, and garlic yogurt sauce (see Cooks' Notes)

    Instructions

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 30
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 95 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 8.61%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.01%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 38 mg 12.63%
    • Sodium: 96 mg 3.98%
    • Calcium: 66 mg 6.58%
    • Potassium: 116 mg 3.32%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.52%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.13%
    • Sugar: 0 g
    • Protein: 11 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 3.46%
    • Vitamin C 2.24%
    • Vitamin D 1.68%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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