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  • Dinner in 10,9,8... masterful meals from the microwave.
  • Your new happy hour: Summer's extra hour of daylight offers you a chance to launch a walking routine.
  • Boredom busters: Five snack ideas to help you beat the heat.
Zesty beef sliders


1 small onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 Tbsp water
1 lb ground extra-lean beef (5 percent fat or less)
2 Tbsp mild cayenne pepper sauce
¼ tsp salt
¼ c shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
8 whole wheat slider buns
8 green leaf lettuce leaves
8 tomato slices

1 Spray large nonstick skillet or ridged grill pan with nonstick spray and set over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and water; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until liquid is evaporated and vegetables are very tender, about 8 minutes. Transfer to large bowl and let cool 10 minutes.

2 Add ground beef, cayenne pepper sauce and salt; mix well. With wet hands, form into 8 (½-inch-thick) patties. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight. Preheat grill to medium. Add patties and grill until instant-read thermometer inserted into side of each burger registers 160°F, approximately 4 minutes per side. Top burgers with cheddar cheese; cover and grill 1 minute.

3 Split buns; scoop out some of bread from centers. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns; top evenly with lettuce leaves, tomato slices and top halves of buns.

PER SERVING (2 sliders): 454 cal, 11 g total fat, 4 g sat fat, 871 mg sod, 51 g total carb, 11 g sugar, 8 g fib, 40 g prot. PointsPlus value: 11

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