Diabetes-Friendly Recipe: Asian Roast Pork Sliders

In a word? Mmmmm!

Serves 6; Serving size: 1 slider

1 1/2 pounds coarsely ground pork (96% lean)
1-inch piece ginger, finely grated
1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely grated
1 scallion, trimmed and minced
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon tapioca starch or cornstarch
6 whole-wheat hamburger buns

In a medium bowl, mix together the pork, ginger, garlic, scallion, soy sauce, sesame oil, and tapioca starch. Shape into 6 individual patties.
In a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook the pork patties to medium doneness and golden on both sides, about 7 minutes total. Serve on whole-wheat bun, topped with coleslaw and sriracha, if desired.

Nutritional Information
1 1/2 Starch
4 Lean Meat

Calories: 280
Calories from Fat: 80
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 365 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 31 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars 28 g
Protein: 26 g

As always, consult your doctor before making changes in your diet. And remember to check your glucose, take your medications, exercise, and throw a little fun into your day!

Recipe courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. For more recipes, go here.

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