Skinny Jeans and Sliders?? YES mam! Candice can.

My Skinny Jean Sliders, with the fabulous Dr. Oz

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  • Apr 23 2012

  • Posted by: Candice

Skinny Jean Sliders with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Makes 8 mini burgers

Not only are these sliders to die for (TDF baby!), they might just possibly be the recipe of the century! Every time I teach friends the recipe they go nutzo because no one believes that something that tastes so good can actually be low in fat. But hey, that’s the point, right? It’s not diet food (boo on diet food!) it’s to-die-for made healthy.

Food with Benefit?: Lean Ground Beef/Turkey: A complete protein that help build muscle so you can burn more calories

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup (about 3 ounces) cremini mushrooms, stemmed and finely chopped

1 small red onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely minced

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 pound 96% lean ground beef or extra lean ground turkey

8 King’s Hawaiian sweet rolls or small, soft dinner rolls

2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced

Honey-Mustard (page 00) or Skinny ‘Cue Sauce (page 00) for serving

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onions, and garlic and cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in the oregano, parsley, and sea salt, turn off the heat and transfer to a medium bowl to cool.

Place the ground beef in a large bowl, add the cooled mushroom mixture, and gently fold the two together. Divide the ground beef mixture into 8 equal balls and then gently form each into semi-compact 2 1/2- to 3-inch thick patties. Split the rolls in half and brush the cut side with some of the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Set aside.

Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the burgers and grill on each side until browned, about 2 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a plate while you grill the rolls, cut-sides down, until golden and etched with grill marks from the pan, about 1 minute. Place each patty on a bun bottom and top with a slice of tomato. Spread some honey mustard on the other bun half and top of the slider.


  • Courtscc

    I am appalled at the hidden fat/cals at this restaurant x… who is it?! My husband will sometimes opt for a caesar thinking he’s eating healthy but he might as well be consuming a burger! If the real Caesar ate like this he’d been dead from heart attack well before the Ides of March murdering.

  • Courtscc

    I am appalled at the hidden fat/cals at this restaurant x… who is it?! My husband will sometimes opt for a caesar thinking he’s eating healthy but he might as well be consuming a burger! If the real Caesar ate like this he’d been dead from heart attack well before the Ides of March murdering.

    • CandiceKumai

      Oh Lordy, they are actually almost always made with copious ammounts of mayo and egg yolk, oil ans cheese.. croutons just add to the fat! So try this Skinny Versh at home! Here weeegoooo! gogo!! ha!

    • Celina337

      FYI – The caesar salad actually gets the name from the chef who first made it in 1924, Caesar Cardini and has absolutely nothing to do with the other historical figure! ;o)

  • CandiceKumai

    Oh Lordy, they are actually almost always made with copious ammounts of mayo and egg yolk, oil ans cheese.. croutons just add to the fat! So try this Skinny Versh at home! Here weeegoooo! gogo!! ha!

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  • Daniella Ivette Mendoza

    My God! I was in a Mom-and-Pop Italian restaurant here in Venezuela, and a friend ordered a Caesar salad last week, when I saw the ingredients and sauces (blue cheese by the handful! Mayo galore!) and those oily croutons … I asked a nutritionist pal to make a guesstimate of calories, and she was appalled to say it could’ve been a 900-ish calorie salad! Eek! Reminds me of those “chef salads” of the 80s with loads of meat. Nice to see a slimmer version, I’ll make sure to try this. BTW I watched “Cook Yourself Thin” in my TV last night, you guys rule!

    • CandiceKumai

      Daniella!! I know isn’t it insane how they hide ALL the fat and calories from you!! LOL Chef’s Salad… SOOOO 80′s dude! I love t!! that cracks me up!! Sooo going to write about that one day!! Share this recipe on your FBook page! xxo, Candice

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543889800 Daniella Ivette Mendoza

    My God! I was in a Mom-and-Pop Italian restaurant here in Venezuela, and a friend ordered a Caesar salad last week, when I saw the ingredients and sauces (blue cheese by the handful! Mayo galore!) and those oily croutons … I asked a nutritionist pal to make a guesstimate of calories, and she was appalled to say it could’ve been a 900-ish calorie salad! Eek! Reminds me of those “chef salads” of the 80s with loads of meat. Nice to see a slimmer version, I’ll make sure to try this. BTW I watched “Cook Yourself Thin” in my TV last night, you guys rule!

    • CandiceKumai

      Daniella!! I know isn’t it insane how they hide ALL the fat and calories from you!! LOL Chef’s Salad… SOOOO 80′s dude! I love t!! that cracks me up!! Sooo going to write about that one day!! Share this recipe on your FBook page! xxo, Candice

  • Celina337

    FYI – The caesar salad actually gets the name from the chef who first made it in 1924, Caesar Cardini and has absolutely nothing to do with the other historical figure! ;o)

  • Paulapiedrahita

    awesome :) buying the book – you rock!!!!

    • CandiceKumai

      u00a0no no … you rock… xx ck

  • Paulapiedrahita

    awesome :) buying the book – you rock!!!!

    • CandiceKumai

       no no … you rock… xx ck

  • Sarahk

    Most delicious Caesar Salad ever!! Love this one!

  • Sarahk

    Most delicious Caesar Salad ever!! Love this one!

  • http://twitter.com/JeanettesHealth Jeanette Chen

    Love this healthier version of Caesar Salad. I have a freezer full of bread ends that I save for croutons and toasts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      Love it Jeanette!! xoxou00a0n

  • http://twitter.com/JeanettesHealth Jeanette Chen

    Love this healthier version of Caesar Salad. I have a freezer full of bread ends that I save for croutons and toasts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614665500 Candice Kumai

      Love it Jeanette!! xoxo