Bacon Spinach Sliders – WLS Burger

Steph Wagner

September 7, 2015

Bacon Spinach Sliders – WLS Burger


Bacon Spinach Slider - low carb and bariatric friendly recipe from

Yay for flavor punches! That’s certainly what this burger will do to you, thanks to the Rotel® mixed in and topped over the patty. In my opinion, the more exciting the flavors of your burger patty, the less you care about the no-bun issue. Bariatric patients should use lots of flavors and varieties in their burger patties to keep enjoyment in their protein sources. Just a quick search on the side bar of the website for “burgers” will provide you with a laundry list of fun ideas.

Burger patties are packed with protein and are easy to add flavors into the food without bulking up the meal, making it hard to keep your bites small. Speaking of! Keep your bites the size of a black bean on these guys. Cut your burger before you start eating and be sure to pay attention to your speed. You’ll feel great after your meal and you’ll be plenty full for hours!

Bacon Spinach Slider - low carb and bariatric friendly recipe from

Bacon Spinach Sliders - WLS Burger

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 6 burger patties
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 cup tightly packed chopped fresh spinach
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, cooked and diced
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes & green chilies, undrained, divided
  • 3 oz reduced-fat cheddar cheese, cut into 6 cubes


  • Heat greased grill to medium-high heat.
  • Mix meat, spinach, turkey bacon, onion powder and 2 Tbsp. tomatoes just until blended; shape into 6 meatballs.
  • Divide cheese cubes by 6 and place into center of each meatball, completely enclosing cheese.
  • Flatten into burger shape. Grill 5 min. on each side or until done (160ºF).
  • Top with remaining tomatoes.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 413mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Bacon Spinach Sliders - WLS Burger
Amount Per Serving (1 burger)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 358mg16%
Potassium 413mg12%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi Steph;

    I am trying to access the premier contents for the recipes and it does not allow me in. Please help.



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