veggie-loaded beef sliders // cait's plate

veggie-loaded beef sliders

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 sliders depending on the size 1x
  • Category: kid-friendly


these little beef sliders can be made into meatballs or full-sized burgers! loaded with veggies and protein, they’re a great dish for kids and adults alike!



  • 1/2 large zucchini
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound organic ground, grass-fed beef


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place zucchini, carrot and cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until all the veggies are well-minced
  • Add breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan, olive oil and spices and pulse several times until all ingredients are combined.
  • Place ground beef into a large mixing bowl and add all pulsed ingredients and use a wooden spoon (or your hands!) to combine.
  • Scoop out a small handful of the mixture (about the size of your palm) and roll into a ball then press into a patty shape.  Place on the baking sheet.  Repeat until all of the mixture has been used.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned and cooked to your liking in the center.


Store in an air-tight container or bag for 3-4 months.  Pull out as needed and defrost in the microwave to serve.

Keywords: kid-friendly, burgers, beef, easy

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