A healthier alternative to beef sliders are turkey sliders. Try this BBQ version to add some tang to your turkey.
2 pounds ground turkey
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
1 large Vidalia onion, chopped
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
16 potato rolls, split in 1/2
- Add the turkey to a large bowl along with 1/4 cup water.
- Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix to combine.
- Mold the turkey into 16 even-size slider patties.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large griddle pan over medium heat.
- Add the patties and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Be sure to not move them until they are ready to flip when brown on the first side.
- Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a large sauté pan.
- Add the onions and caramelize over medium heat, adding water as needed, to deglaze the pan.
- Add the BBQ sauce to the onions when they are mostly caramelized and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
- Top each potato roll bottom with a turkey patty and spoon some of the BBQ caramelized onions over the top.
- Cover with the roll tops and enjoy!
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- The ground turkey mixture should be sticky, but not watery. Use the water sparingly, only adding more if needed. Instead of most of the water, I have used one whole egg as a binding agent and to add texture and moisture (and then add only a bit of water if still needed).
- Use your favorite flavor of BBQ sauce.
Yield: 16 sliders
Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com, Courtesy: Claire Robinson, 2010