Baked Turkey Slider Patties

Note:   If  this recipe or the variations mentioned herein inspire you to use as a guide to create your own, please be considerate and credit annascuisine.wordpress.com.  Thank you!

Here’s a perfect party food, especially tailgating or barbecue that’s lighter than beef hamburger sliders.  They are delicious, healthier, and easy to prepare.

IMG_20140106_162637_658 I remember a time when we had leftover turkey from Thanksgiving.  I stir-fried the turkey with garlic and herbs such as fresh sage. It was incredibly delicious.  Sage is an excellent herb complement to turkey as well as thyme.  Both are important  elements in this delicious recipe.

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We don’t own a grill at the moment, so I opted for baking these sliders.  I love baking food lately simply because it involves minimal attention.  I just pop them in the oven, put the timer on and done!  However, you can grill or pan-grill these sliders if you prefer.  They’re delicious either way. These are perfect portions for children and adult alike who are on a “portion control” diet; an important concept when you are trying to lose weight.

Ingredients:

  • Ground turkey breast (20 oz./ 1.25 lbs.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 cup sage, chiffonade
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika (optional)
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sesame oil

Some people don’t like paprika or spicy food, so you can omit them if you prefer.  For juicy sliders, do not overcook the patties.

Preparation Methods:

  • Place the ground turkey in a medium bowl.  Set aside.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat and coat with 2 tablespoons olive oil when hot.
  • Add the garlic and onions and saute until garlic turn brown and onions are translucent.  Add sage and thyme and cook just until fragrant. Remove from heat.
  • Add into the bowl with turkey along with the red pepper flakes and mix to combine.  Season with salt and pepper.
  • Portion the mixture into small patties about 2 tablespoonfuls each.
  •  Place them on a baking dish coated with baking spray.  Lightly drizzle each patties with Sesame oil.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven.
  • Serve on small buns, ciabatta, or focacia with all your favorite toppings or additions such as a slice of tomato, cheese, thinly sliced onions rings, lettuce and barbecue sauce or ketchup.

VARIATIONS:

You can also use this recipe for turkey meatballs appetizer, for  spaghetti or any pasta dish, or turkey balls sandwiches.

Enjoy!

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