With Thanksgiving rounding the bend faster than most of us anticipated, there is going to be plenty of turkey talk in the next month: how to baste it, dress it, stuff it, and most importantly what to do with it the day after our indulgent feasting. But all this Thanksgiving prep can be a little exhausting, so in the interim, why not test out another turkey favorite- the mini turkey slider!
Plus turkey burgers have fewer calories, less fat, and a bit more protein than beef burgers. In lieu of holiday calorie counting (or complete abandon), every little bit helps. Choosing extra lean meat also helps.
Plus little sliders are a great addition to any gathering, cocktail party, or event you might be planning. Bite sized foods with no flatware and little prep required.
Turkey Sliders with White Cheddar
1 pound ground turkey
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
1 large egg
2 tablespoons mayonnaise or spicy mustard
2 tablespoons grated white onion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
White cheddar cheese, cut into 4-inch squares
Small Red onion
Arugula, rinsed and dried
Small rolls (Trader Joes has great mini burger buns)
In a large bowl, mix the turkey, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper together with your hands.
Divide the meat into small patties about 4 inches in diameter.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large grill pan over medium heat.
Grill for about 4 minutes per side or until done.
Serve with squares of white cheddar, slices of red onion and arugula on small rolls. Spread with either mayo or a spicy mustard.
If you want to grill your onions, they add an extra layer of flavor to any burger.