Asian Sliders with Pineapple Salsa

Try this delicious recipe that packs in the protein.


By Holly Clegg


These burgers are outrageously out of this world! Bursting with Asian flavors and topped with pineapple salsa served in miniature buns, making the ultimate pick-up. The small burger-style sandwich makes a tasty diabetic choice. By selecting meat that ends in a “loin” or “round” you are getting the leanest cut of meat which helps reduce your saturated fat intake. Delectable seasonings such as green onion, ginger and garlic add flavor to this burger without added fat and sodium. No stress when serving these sliders at a party, as they are delicious served at room temperature. The Pineapple Salsa is optional but the sweet touch really complements these savory sliders.

Asian Sliders with Pineapple Salsa from Too Hot in the Kitchen cookbook

Makes 24 sliders

1 3/4 pounds ground sirloin

1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup chopped green onions

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 egg whites

6 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided

24 miniature rolls (Hawaiian bread)

Pineapple Salsa (recipe below)

1. Preheat oven 450°F. Line baking sheet with foil.

2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except rolls using 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce. Form into miniature patties (heaping tablespoons depending on size of bun) and place on prepared pan.

3. Brush tops of burgers with remaining 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce. Bake 10-12 minutes or until done. Slit rolls and place burger with about a tablespoon Pineapple Salsa (see recipe).

Pineapple Salsa

Perfect blend of flavors to complement burgers, fish or chicken. Make ahead and refrigerate. This salsa made a huge splash at my party!

Makes 1 1/2 cups

1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

1/3 cup chopped green onions

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar

1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce or chopped jarred jalapeno

1. In bowl, mix together all ingredients. Refrigerate.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 160 Calories from fat 23% Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 46mg Sodium 184mg Carbohydrate 20g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 8g Protein 11g Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat

Terrific Tip: Can make burgers earlier in the day, refrigerate, and cook when ready to serve.

Nutrition Nugget: Pineapple is rich in bromelain, an enzyme that may help easy arthritic pain; as well as immune boosting vitamin C.

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a healthy culinary expert through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series. Clegg, who attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London, has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Web MD, and The Huff Post. Clegg has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals nationwide. Visit Holly on YOUTUBE and her BLOG for more of her new easy healthy recipes.

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Jun 9, 2019


Jan 25, 2020

Wish someone makes these for me

Apr 14, 2020

Gotta try this !