Let’s just admit it. Burgers are delicious. I mean, who doesn’t love a good, juicy, savory burger all smothered in melty cheese once in a while? Ok, so I’m sure there are people out there who don’t, but I’m not one of them. Sliders take the delicious, satisfying burger and add in a little fun and whimsy with their miniature size and tiny little buns. I’ve mentioned before that Tim and I try to eat healthy, so when we make burgers at home, we almost always make turkey burgers. Recently, Tim wanted to make turkey burger sliders, so we threw together this easy little concoction. They were very juicy and full of flavor, and they only took a few minutes to throw together!
Turkey burgers can get dried out really easily, so I added a few things to give them moisture. For the onion in the burgers, instead of dicing it, I grated it over a microplane to get all of the juices, and also so there wouldn’t be chunks of onion, since the burgers would be so small. The amounts in the recipe are approximations, because I didn’t actually measure. We grilled them on our indoor grill and topped with sharp white cheddar cheese, but you could use whatever cheese you like. We served ours on mini wheat rolls with lettuce and the condiments of choice (lite may for me, and dijon for Tim, in case you were wondering).
Turkey Burger Sliders
1 package of ground turkey (usually about 2 lbs.)
2 tsp dijon mustard
1-2 T chopped parsley
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp grill seasoning (like Montreal Steak Seasoning)
1/4 of a small onion, grated or diced
Sharp cheddar cheese
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until incorporated. Do not overmix. Score the meat in fourths to divide evenly. Out of each fourth, make two sliders.
Grill or pan fry for 5-8 minutes or until done.
Top with cheese and tent with foil to melt. Serve on mini wheat rolls with lettuce and condiments of your choice.
Sliders are a fun twist on burgers because they are so cute and little, but of course, you could make regular sized burgers here too. If you’re looking for some sides to go with these, we had ours with oven baked zucchini sticks and sweet potato fries. An all-around very healthy meal!