Beijing Beef Sliders with Broccoli Slaw Topping

Grumpy and I love The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook‘s Beijing Beef recipe.  I had been thinking for a while how flavorful a burger would be made with the sauce for the recipe mixed into ground beef.  Then, I happened to notice that Price Chopper Supermarkets was sponsoring a Burger contest on their Facebook page.  I thought “why not?”  Whether I win or not, I wanted to create this burger anyway, so I entered it and if I were to win, well that would make me happy.  If I don’t win, I will still be happy because I found a flavorful new way to make a burger!

As I thought about creating this burger, I knew that just regular ketchup, mayo, pickles would not be right for a topping.  It needed something with some vegetable and some crunch.  I wasn’t sure about mayonnaise, but I sampled a little of my burger sauce mixed into the mayo and I knew that it was going to work.  I went with broccoli slaw with the mayo flavored with some of the beijing beef sauce ingredients.  I loved this slider!   The recipe is made for the BBQ Grill using the Cuisinart Nonstick Slider Grill Basket but you can also use the George Foreman Mini-Burger Slider Insert (which I have and love for rainy days!)

The burgers are moist, flavorful and 2 are a serving.  Yes, just two.  Restaurants overserve everything and when they give you 4 sliders as a serving, they are giving you way more than you need.  I made due with just one burger and an ear of corn, some sugarfree icecream sandwiched between a large graham cracker (broke in half) and still managed to stay under 500 calories for my dinner.  It would be just slightly over 500 calories for two of these burgers.

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Beijing Beef Sliders with Broccoli Slaw
Flavorful moist little burgers with an Asian flair!
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons soy or maggi sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black bean garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar blend
  • Asian Broccoli Slaw:
  • 1-1/2 cups broccoli slaw mix
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon soy or maggi sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons splenda (regular)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black bean garlic sauce
To make broccoli slaw: in 1 cup measure combine mayonnaise, vinegar, soy sauce, splenda (or sugar) and black bean garlic sauce. Pour over broccoli slaw and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

To make burgers:
Mix sauce mixture into ground beef until combined. Divide into 8 slider sized burgers (about 1/4 cup of beef mixture).

Grill burgers 3-4 minutes on each side over medium low heat.

Serve with topped with Asian Broccoli Slaw.Note:  I use Martin’s Whole Wheat Potato Slider buns.  They are the BEST!


Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Yield: 4 servings (2 burgers = one serving)


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