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Do you like burgers?  Well, Asian Burgers might be one of my favorite burgers ever. Having friends over to watch football? Try putting a twist on your typical game day sliders with my Asian Sliders with Pineapple Salsa.  They are a hearty pick-up that are the perfect size to eat while cheering your team on to victory. Men and women alike will  call this a winning dish, and best of all they can be made ahead of time so you are not busy in the kitchen missing out on the game!  This is one of my easy, fun recipes in Too Hot in the Kitchen-actually these recipes keep you out of the kitchen but “hot with the cooking!!!

Asian Sliders with Pineapple Salsa Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFICâ Too Hot in the Kitchen

Outrageously out of this world.  Burgers bursting with Asian flavors topped with pineapple salsa served in miniature buns make the best Asian Sliders. Can make burgers earlier in the day, refrigerate, and cook when ready to serve. Great served at room temperature.

Makes 24 sliders

1 3/4 pounds ground sirloin
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 egg whites
6 tablespoons hoisin sauce, divided
24 miniature rolls (Hawaiian bread)
Pineapple Salsa (recipe below)

1. Preheat oven 450°F. Line baking sheet with foil.
2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except rolls using 4 tablespoons hoisin sauce. Form into miniature patties (heaping tablespoons depending on size of bun) and place on prepared pan.
3. Brush tops of burgers with remaining 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce. Bake 10-12 minutes or until done. Slit rolls and place burger with about a tablespoon Pineapple Salsa (see recipe).

Pineapple Salsa

Perfect blend of flavors to complement burgers, fish or chicken. Make ahead and refrigerate. This salsa made a huge splash at my party!

Makes 1 1/2 cups

1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce or chopped jarred jalapeno

1. In bowl, mix together all ingredients. Refrigerate.

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 160 Calories from fat 23% Fat 4g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 46mg Sodium 184mg Carbohydrate 20g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 8g Protein 11g Dietary Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 lean meat

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With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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