Day 19 of the 30 Day COVID-19 Dinner Challenge: All-American Sliders

June 28, 2020 ~ Well aren’t sliders just the cutest little burgers? They are a tad tricky if you are counting calories because you could easily pop a few of these in without realizing how many you’ve had!

To be honest, it was another way to make a hamburger without calling it a burger. We already had burgers during the challenge. A slider is a slider though, not a burger, right?

Kate pulled this recipe from this website:


  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (soft white) used gluten-free breadcrumbs, thank you Kate!
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon marjoram – did not use this
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 pound ground beef (85% lean)
  • 10 to 12 slices American cheese – I did not have cheese, too many calories
  • Mini buns – I did not have these either. I avoid bread due to the caloric load.

Click on the link to the recipe above for the directions. There is also a vegetarian option. They turned out great. Hamburgers are basically Tom’s love language and pizza too. He could live on these foods. Maybe some donuts too. He would definitely rock donuts if I was a willing partner in food madness.

The sides Kate prepared: gluten-free mac and cheese and Tom’s least favorite on the planet broccoli. He can’t be “made” to eat these crazy, green things so no one tries. Sometimes we make him an alternative like green beans or asparagus. On this night he went vegetable-less and was happier for it.

The calorie count for this meal, minus the buns, is approximately 618.

It is absolutely a repeatable meal for us.

Until the next time!