Pork Sliders with Smashed Avocado

These are super quick to make and taste fantastic.  Serve with roasted potatoes.


12-1 oz. whole-wheat slider buns
1 1/2 lbs. extra lean ground pork
1 1/2 Tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
2 ripe, peeled avocado
2 tomatoes, sliced
Torn bibb lettuce

Combine pork, parsley, salt, and garlic powder in a medium bowl, gently mixing.  Divide mixture into 12 portions, shaping into 1/4″ thick patty.  Lightly spray olive oil on both sides.  Grill over medium high heat for 4 minutes a side.  Toast the buns on the grill.  Combine lime juice and avocado in a bowl.  Mash avocado with a fork and stir to combine.  Spread avocado mixture on bottom half of buns, add patty and cheese.  Top with tomato, lettuce, and top of bun.

Serves: 4-6

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine