salt and pepperto taste, for zucchini rounds and burger patties
1lblean ground beef
2slicescheddar cheesequartered to get 8 slices
avocado oil cooking spray
Slice your zucchini into about 1/2 inch thick rounds. Gently pat dry with a paper towel if needed. You don’t want your zucchini rounds to be too thin, but just thick enough to hold the weight of the burger patties.
Season the rounds with salt and pepper to taste and set aside on a paper towel.
Add the ground beef to a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste, mixing until combined.
Take a small handful of ground beef and shape it into a patty, you should get 8 small burger patties at about 1-2 inches wide.
Grease a skillet with cooking spray. Cook the zucchini until browned with a light crust on top. Remove zucchini from the skillet and set aside.
To the same skillet, brown the burger patties on both sides. Once you flip the cook the other side, add your sliced cheese. Cook until patties are at your desired doneness. Do not press down on your patties while cooking, you’ll remove lots of flavorful juices.
Remove patties from the skillet and allow to rest on a plate covered with paper towel for 3-5 minutes.
Assemble the zucchini sliders by placing one zucchini round on the bottom, followed by a burger patty, and another zucchini round on top. Optionally use a cocktail pick to hold the sliders together. Enjoy
You'll need one extra large zucchini, enough to make 16 1/2 inch thick slices. It's always safe to have one extra zucchini just in case. You can also use 2-3 medium sized zucchinis if you can't find an extra large one. Look for firm zucchini with vibrant green skin when choosing.