Argentinean Beef Sliders Recipe
Try these South American-inspired sliders, featuring an herb-filled chimichurri sauce, at your next cookout.
  • Makes: 8 sliders
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Beef is an excellent source of iron, zinc and several B vitamins, as well as protein. Parsley has vitamins A, C and K, while oregano is considered a super spice because it’s so high in antioxidants.

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  • Recipe From: My Indiana Home


Chimichurri Sauce

  • 2 cups fresh Italian parsley, packed and coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ cup fresh oregano leaves, packed
  • 5 large garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup onion, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1 pound ground sirloin or ground round (roughly 85% lean)
  • ½ teaspoon ground ancho chili pepper
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 8 mini burger buns

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  1. Heat grill to medium-high.
  2. In a bowl or food processor, combine parsley, oregano, garlic, onion, vinegar, peppers and salt until thoroughly blended. Slowly pour in olive oil and puree until thoroughly blended. Refrigerate until serving time.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, ancho chili pepper, salt and black pepper. Form into 8 mini patties about 2½-3 inches in diameter.
  4. Grill beef patties about 5-7 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Serve sliders on mini-burger buns with 1-2 tablespoons of chimichurri sauce.

Tips & Notes

• The leaner the ground beef, the better for your heart and health. This dietitian prefers 85% lean, 15% fat maximum for grilled burgers – a blend that provides optimal flavor, juiciness and tenderness over a leaner beef. (But for ground beef to qualify for the lean designation according to the USDA, it must contain no more than 5% fat, 95% lean.)
• Italian parsley is also known as flat-leaf parsley. Its stronger flavor is preferred over curly parsley in most dishes.
• Most spice aisles today feature jars of specialty chili pepper powders, such as the ancho chili used here.



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