Let me introduce my Turkey Slider. <3

So many reasons to love the movie Saturday Night Fever.  First and foremost it arguably has one of the best soundtracks of all time attached to it.  Yes,  the Bee-Gee’s are genius in my world.  A very young John Travolta played Tony Manero so well strutting down the street or getting down on the dance floor.  I love that SNF caught the heart of the 70′s on celluloid to be treasured forever.  The White Castle burger scene stuck with me, being a west coast girl, I had never seen a slider before.  I remember thinking  a tiny burger was the cutest thing.  The first chance I got to travel east I tried a white castle burger.  That was years ago and at that time sliders were not readily available here in California.  At first bite I became a fan of the size. Fast forward to 2011 and you can pick up sliders anywhere and everywhere.  I like it.  I just wish more places would make them with turkey.  Since they don’t I make them at home, and my entire family loves them.  Here’s my recipe.  Enjoy.

All photos taken by: Nicole Presley and Mando Lopez

Ingredients for turkey sliders:

2.5 – pounds ground turkey

1 – egg

2 – teaspoons black pepper

2 – teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt

5 to 6  - big squirts of worcestershire sauce

1/2 – teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 – tablespoon minced  fresh garlic

1 – teaspoon spicy brown mustard

1/3 – cup chopped green onion

1 – cup chopped portabello mushroom (small pieces)

1/4 – cup chopped fresh basil

1/3 – cup bread crumbs

In a big mixing bowl combine  all ingredients together and mix with hands to ensure all ingredients come together.

Then take a small handful or a heaping tablespoon of meat mixture into your hand and roll into a ball. Then smash down to form your patty. It should be no bigger then the palm of your hand.

On a wax paper surface lay your patty down and get to work on the next one…. Should make about 24 – 26 patties.

Now how you decide to cook these patties is entirely up to you.  If you throw them in a frying pan add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and fry on each side for 7 minutes.

If you make them on the bar-b-que (this is the way I usually prepare my turkey sliders), grill them on each side for 7 to 10 minutes or until cooked all the way through.

Top with  a slice of sharp cheddar cheese when the patty is still cooking on the grill or in the pan to melt.  Then take a bolillo bread (I’m a true latina eating my burger on a bolillo… I know) and cut in half to make two separate buns. Slice them across the middle then spread with your favorite condiments and fillings. I use mayonnaise, mustard, a dill pickle stacker, a piece of green leafy lettuce, grilled onions, and a nice slice of tomato. HEAVENLY!



 

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10 Responses to Let me introduce my Turkey Slider. <3

  1. Cristina says:

    So yummy! I’ve never had a burguer on a “bolillo”…definitely, I’ll try this soon!

  2. Uchi says:

    mm… que rico… you make me hungry… ! :)

  3. Lisa says:

    I’m starving right now and I could probably eat 5 of those! LOL

  4. Mercedes says:

    Delish! And great photos!

  5. Drool! Great photo! We’re not usually a turkey burger kind of household but I’m convinced, and the fact that you serve it on a bolillo… I’m going to have to tweet you a photo when I make these! Bookmarked! :)

  6. Presley – you can introduce me to absolutely anything. Will definitely try this one out for sure. :D I love turkey burgers and with a little slice of avocado – I’m in HEAVEN!

  7. sweetlife says:

    love saturday night fever!! great slider, love the pop of color from your nails!! stumbled!!

  8. Nicole, your turkey sliders were truly amazing! Moist and flavorful! I loved the grilled onions, along with a slice of tomato and lettuce it truly was heavenly! And perfect size to allow us to enjoy all the side salads with it!

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