Turkey sliders

January 4, 2017

Author Notes: I created this recipe and posted it on my blog (bitein2it.com) around Thanksgiving when we decided to forego the traditional turkey meal, but still wanted some nostalgic flavours.

I decided to use ground turkey, and couple it with pear and bacon in the hopes of creating a brightly flavored patty.

I also chose to move away from buns, as we do not consume gluten due to my husband's food intolerances. So, as a alternative, I decided to use thick slices of sweet potato to nest the little patties, and keep those Thanksgiving flavors going.

Thanksgiving came and went and happily the plates were licked clean. Turns out we love these so much, they are now in regular meal rotation and often coupled with a Kale salad for a satisfying meal.
Theressa Cummings

Makes: 12


Sweet Potato 'buns'

  • 1-2 large, uniform sweet potatoes
  • 1.5 tablespoons Olive oil (Use 2 tsp / sweet potato)
  • 1-2 teaspoons Apple cider vinegar (Use 1 tsp / sweet potato)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Turkey sliders

  • 1 pound Ground turkey thigh
  • 1 small, firm pear such as Bosch, grated
  • 1/2 cup Onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 Strip of bacon finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Buffalo Mozzarella, sliced thin
  • Favorite BBQ sauce (We use Uncle Dougie's)
In This Recipe


Sweet Potato 'buns'

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Peel and slice sweet potatoes, cutting into 1/2" slices.
  4. Toss slices of sweet potatoes in oil mixture.
  5. Place coated sweet potatoes flat onto cookie sheet, ensuring they do not overlap.
  6. Bake 10 minutes, then flip and bake additional 8-10 minutes till they are fork tender, and not so soft they will break apart.

Turkey sliders

  1. Add all ingredients, except for Mozzarella and BBQ sauce. Mix well, and form into 12 patties.
  2. Preheat pan on medium heat. Once heated, add oil of choice (1-2 tsp at a time)
  3. Fry sliders 3-5 minutes per side, till browned and firm to touch.
  4. Remove from heat, place slice of mozzarella on each slider and cover to allow mozzarella to melt.
  5. Assemble sliders by placing a Sweet potato round as base. Top with a tsp of BBQ sauce, slider with mozzarella and another sweet potato slice.

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