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Vegetable Packed Slider Recipe for the Nonvegetable Eater

If your kids hate vegetables like mine, they won’t touch their vegetables with a ten foot pole. So how do we get them to eat all of the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong? Below is my vegetable packed beef slider recipe that will fool even the biggest veggie hater in your house. Kids, Hate, Vegetables, beef sliders

Since my children were born, I have always tried to introduce them to new vegetables. However, my youngest is immune to most of my charms when it comes to convincing him that vegetables are good. So until I am able to woo him, I have come up with a new method of getting him the nutrients he needs.

What is this Secret Method?

So what is this secret method, you ask? I hide vegetables in almost EVERYTHING, and he is none the wiser!  So while I bide my time and continue to introduce him to vegetables, and the different methods of preparing them, I am still able to make sure he grows strong and healthy. In this post I am giving you my secret vegetable packed beef slider recipe! My sons love them! They’re small and delicious and of course packed with extra “love”.


First you need to pick your vegetable selection. For this recipe I chose Carrots, Zucchini, and Baby Spinach. Kids hate vegetables

You will need a food processor for this next part. Put all three vegetables into the processor on high and mince all the vegetables.  Kids Hate Vegetables

Mix It Up

Next combine the beef and the minced vegetables. In my kitchen, I chose an organic grass-fed beef from a local market. This will also provide additional nutrients in the beef.

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Add salt and pepper to taste. Once all the beef and vegetables are mixed thoroughly, you will make slider burgers.

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Next cook the vegetable packed beef sliders on your stove and serve!

If your kids hate vegetables as much as mine do, with these sliders you can finally avoid battles, give them the foods they like, and get them the nutrition they deserve.

Kids Hate Vegetables

Vegetable Packed Beef Sliders

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Simple vegetable packed ground beef slider recipe, that will fool even the biggest vegetable hater. If your kids hate vegetables and you have a hard time getting them to put anything nutritious in their mouths, try this recipe that adds an extra punch of nutrients, or as I tell them "love".


  • 1/2 cup Zucchini (Cut in thick slices to put in the processor)
  • 1 Medium Carrot (Cut into thick slices to put into the processor)
  • 1/2 cup Spinach
  • 2lb Ground Beef


Feel free to add more minced vegetables if you'd like. The more the merrier!


Step 1
In a food processor mince all the chopped vegetables
Step 2
Combine the ground beef and minced vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste
Step 3
Taking small amounts of the mixture, make small slider patties. Recipe makes about 8-9 sliders depending on size.
Step 4
Cook on stove top or griddle until sliders are fully cooked. Food Safety regulations recommend 160 degrees for ground beef.


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