Healthy Mexican Sliders

Healthy Mexican Sliders
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.

Healthy eating can taste delicious and doesn’t have to be boring! Try these burgers at your next tailgate or BBQ and your guests will have no idea they are eating a healthy burger.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    8 min
  • Servings
    7 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 slider
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

7 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 slider
  • Amount per serving Calories 250

  • Total Fat 10g
    • Saturated Fat 3.2g
    • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 4g
  • Protein 19g
  • Potassium 380mg
  • Phosphorus 260mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 2 Lean protein, 1 1/2 Fat



  • lean ground turkey
    1 lbs
  • chili powder
    1 tbsp
  • garlic powder
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • mini whole wheat buns (or gluten-free bread/buns if needed)
  • avocado (mashed)
  • tomato slices
  • reduced-fat pepper jack cheese (cut in half (optional))
    3 1/2 slice


  1. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together turkey, chili powder, garlic powder and black pepper. Divide turkey into seven equal portions, shaping into a patty.

  3. Place patties on grill rack; grill 3-4 minutes per side or until juices run clear.

  4. Place burger on bun and top with 2 Tsps.. avocado, 1 tomato slice and 1/2 slice cheese. Repeat process for remaining 6 burgers.