Wednesday, June 10, 2015

American Turkey Burger Sliders

Who doesn't love bite size hamburgers? My husband and I switched to ground turkey about two years ago now and we will never go back when it comes to burgers at home! I occasionally will eat a normal one out in public, but turkey is my preferred choice for burger making. Add some peppery arugula, some gooey cheese and a slather of BBQ sauce and you've got yourself a great slider!


3/4 lb. Jennie-O Lean ground turkey
1/4 c. bread crumbs
1/4 c. BBQ sauce (Mad Dog & Merrill) (plus more for tops of bun)
3 slices Kraft Fat Free Singles, Sharp Cheddar
6 Kings Hawaiian Dinner Rolls
Fresh arugula

In a medium size bowl, combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs and 1/4 c. BBQ sauce together. Form into 6 small patties, making sure the middle is thin enough to cook evenly. Heat a grill pan (I use my favorite Paula Deen pan) to medium heat. Spray with non stick cooking spray. Set the 6 mini burgers onto the hot grill pan. Let cook for about 2-3 minutes until the meat caramelizes, then flip over and let cook for a remaining 3-4 minutes. They will cook fast, and make sure you check the middle to make sure they are fully done. They will still have a pinkish red color but only caused by the BBQ sauce. Place a 1/2 slice of the Kraft cheese on top of each burger, place a lid on top until the cheese melts over the sides.

To assemble, spread BBQ sauce on the inside of the top buns. Place the bottom buns on your serving tray and top with a mini burger. To that, add a few pieces of fresh arugula and then the top bun. Stick a skewer through the middle if you want to make them easier to grab (although the cheese sticking to the BBQ sauce on the top bun holds it pretty well).

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