Stuffed Feta & Spinach Sliders

Have you all heard about the Pennsylvania State University {PSU} scandal? I guess you would have had to be living under a rock since November to miss it. I grew up in Central Pennsylvania; I was born and raised there. State College {home to PSU} is right down the street from me. Many of my friends were and still are die-hard Penn Staters.

I never was.

I do not know why I chose to rebel against PSU. I grew up obsessed with Notre Dame. When I was in department stores I would make a beeline toward the Notre Dame apparel; I mean, who doesn’t like a warm college sweatshirt in the fall? I had to navigate all around the PSU gear.

Though I have never been a fan of Penn State I never harbored any resentment or hate for the school. And while I never was attached to the school I do have some serious opinions and analysis of this scandal that has unfolded for the past 6 or 7 months.

I will not express those opinions on this section of my website because I think it may garner a response that will be ugly. However, I will say this: we must remember that innocent children were harmed, assaulted and victimized at the hands of an adult. As a society it is our duty to protect and nurture children. Those actions {and inactions} that led directly to the abuse should be punished. It’s the right thing to do. It’s the lawful thing to do. It’s the moral thing to do.

If anybody can say otherwise needs a reality check.

Now football season is officially on the path to game-day. I mean the Steelers reported to camp this week, right? One of the best things about the fall is all of the delicious tailgates associated with football. I have a FANTASTIC recipe for your first tailgate… OR for your next cookout. Take a look at these Stuffed Feta & Spinach Sliders!

Nutritional Information:
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1 hamburger + 1 Slider Bun
Calories: 255
Fat: 10.1 g
Carbohydrates: 18.5 g
Fiber: 1 g
Protein: 20.5 g
Points+: 6

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef

½ cup feta

½ to 1 cup chopped spinach

1 teaspoon lemon juice

salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Make 16 small round beef patties

In a medium bowl mix together feta, spinach, lemon juice, salt and pepper

Take about half a tablespoon of the mixture and put it in the middle of 8 of the hamburger patties

Top each of the stuffed patties with the other patty

Seal the edges completely so the mixture is secure and will not ooze out while grilling

Grill until the beef is fully cooked and the cheese is nice and melted

Grill a hamburger slider bun, top with some extra spinach, tomato and mustard!

ENJOY!

I hope you give these a try. They are delicious!

xoxo Mel