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If you’re on a ketogenic diet, or simply looking to reduce your carbohydrate intake, it can sometimes feel like you’re missing out on some of your favorite foods. However, with a little creativity, you can recreate those beloved flavors in a healthier way. Enter the Bacon Sliders with Blue Cheese and Mushrooms recipe, a dish that’s sure to satisfy your cravings without derailing your diet.

The Allure of Bacon Sliders With Blue Cheese and Mushrooms

What makes these sliders irresistible? Perhaps it’s the savory ground beef patties seasoned with Dijon mustard, garlic, and onion. Or maybe it’s the rich topping of sautéed mushrooms and crumbled blue cheese. And let’s not forget the crispy bacon that adds a smoky crunch to every bite. Together, these ingredients create a symphony of indulgent and diet-friendly flavors.

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Ingredients

To make these bacon sliders, you’ll need ground beef, Dijon mustard, garlic, onion, sea salt, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil, white mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese, and bacon. Each ingredient brings its own unique flavor, contributing to the overall deliciousness of the dish.

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 t. Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 T. white onion finely minced
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 oz. white mushrooms sliced
  • 3 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 strips bacon cut into thirds and cooked

The Process

Start by preheating your oven broiler and setting the top rack to the second highest setting. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, mustard, garlic, and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the mixture into eight small patties, pressing each one in the center to prevent them from puffing up while cooking.

Next, heat olive oil in a large, oven-safe skillet, and sauté the mushrooms until they’re nicely browned. After setting the mushrooms aside, add more olive oil to the pan and cook the slider patties until they’re brown on each side.

Now for the fun part: topping each slider with the sautéed mushrooms and crumbled blue cheese, then placing the skillet under the broiler for a couple of minutes until the cheese starts to melt. Top each slider with a piece of bacon, and voila! Your sliders are ready to be served, ideally on a bed of lettuce and with a side of steamed broccoli.

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The Verdict

The Bacon Sliders recipe is a testament to the fact that diet-friendly food can be just as satisfying as its carb-heavy counterparts. The dish is flavorful, satisfying, and most importantly, keto-friendly. So go ahead, give this recipe a try — it might just become your new favorite way to enjoy a classic slider.

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Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Mushroom Sliders

Every mouthful of these tasty little beef sliders is so delicious you won’t even miss the bun. Finely minced garlic and onion imparts juiciness and flavor to otherwise basic ground beef, while bacon, mushrooms, and sautéed mushrooms make every bite something to savor.
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Course: Keto Recipes, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 sliders
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Iva Ursano

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 2 tbsp white onion finely minced
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 ounce white mushrooms sliced
  • 3 ounce crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 strips bacon cut into thirds and cooked

Instructions

  • Preheat oven broiler to high and set the top oven rack to the second highest setting.
  • Add ground beef, mustard, garlic, and onion to a medium bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and mix with a fork or your fingers until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Divide beef mixture into 8 portions and shape each into small patties. Set patties on a plate and gently press each with your thumb in the center to keep them from puffing up while cooking. Set aside.
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large, oven-safe skillet. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are nicely browned, approximately 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer mushrooms to a small bowl and set aside.
  • Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to pan and swirl to coat the bottom. Add slider patties to the skillet and cook until brown on each side, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from heat and top each slider with sautéed mushrooms and crumbled blue cheese. Place skillet in oven under broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until blue cheese starts to melt.
  • Remove skillet from oven and top each slider with a piece of bacon and serve immediately on a bed of lettuce and with a side of steamed broccoli, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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