Asian Pork Sliders

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on March 13, 2013.

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Ingredients:

Asian Pork Sliders

  • 1 1/2 pounds coarsely ground pork (96% lean)
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 stalk green onion, trimmed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium shoyu
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • Spicy Asian Slaw (see additional recipe)
  • Sriracha (Thai hot sauce; available in the Asian section of local supermarkets)

Directions:

In a medium bowl, mix together the pork, ginger, garlic, green onions, shoyu, sesame oil, and corn starch. Shape into 6 patties. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the pork patties to until completely cooked and golden on both sides, about 7 minutes total. Serve on whole-wheat bun, topped with Spicy Asian Slaw and Sriracha, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
280 calories, 9 g fat, 2.1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 365 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 28 g sugar, 26 g protein

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