Turkey sliders

January  4, 2017
4 Ratings
Photo by Theressa Cummings
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Makes 12
Author Notes

I created this recipe around Thanksgiving when we decided to forego the traditional turkey meal, but still wanted some nostalgic flavours.

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

I also chose to move away from buns, as we do not consume gluten so I used thick slices of sweet potato to nest the little patties. (and keep those Thanksgiving flavours going). —T. Cummings

What You'll Need
  • 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)
  1. Sweet Potato 'buns'
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Add oil, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Peel and slice sweet potatoes, cutting into 1/2" slices.
  5. Toss slices of sweet potatoes in oil mixture.
  6. Place coated sweet potatoes flat onto cookie sheet, ensuring they do not overlap.
  7. Bake 10 minutes, then flip and bake additional 8-10 minutes till they are fork tender, and not so soft they will break apart.
  1. Turkey sliders
  2. Add all ingredients, except for Mozzarella and BBQ sauce. Mix well, and form into 12 patties.
  3. Preheat pan on medium heat. Once heated, add oil of choice (1-2 tsp at a time)
  4. Fry sliders 3-5 minutes per side, till browned and firm to touch.
  5. Remove from heat, place slice of mozzarella on each slider and cover to allow mozzarella to melt.
  6. 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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