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Healthy Turkey Sliders

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These Healthy Turkey Sliders are fast, juicy and flavourful. With a bit of bacon, cheese and traditional fixings, everyone will love wrapped in lettuce mini burgers.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 14 sliders 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 pieces of bacon*
  • 1 head of butter lettuce, rinsed & separated
  • 3 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 3 oz cheese, cut into 14 small slices*
  • Ketchup and mustard

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, add turkey, eggs, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well with your hands. Set aside. Prepare other ingredients – it really helps to assemble sliders faster and serve warm.
  2. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and cook bacon. Transfer to a cutting board draining fat well into the skillet (we will fry patties in it), then cutting it into 14 pieces.
  3. Using 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop meat mixture and form a patty 2.5-3 inch in diameter. Place in a skillet and repeat with the rest. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes, flip over and cook uncovered another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Place all patties in a skillet, top with a slice of cheese, cover and let cheese melt on low, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. To assemble turkey sliders: Take 2 pieces of lettuce, overlap their ends and form a pocket. Place turkey patty inside, top with bacon, a squirt of ketchup and mustard, tomato slice and red onion. Fold lettuce on top and doing your best stick long wooden pick in the middle holding all ingredients together. It helps to pull lettuce together and “shoot” a few times.

Notes

*To make sliders even healthier, you can skip bacon and cheese.

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