Pork Sliders with Smashed Avocado

Pork Sliders with Smashed Avocado

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

Ingredients
  

  • 12 1 oz. whole-wheat slider buns
  • 1 ½ lbs. extra lean ground pork
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 oz. Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ripe, peeled avocados
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • bibb lettuce torn

Instructions
 

  • Combine pork, parsley, salt, and garlic powder in a medium bowl, gently mixing.            
  • Divide mixture into 12 portions, shaping into ¼" 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.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Magazine.