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Turkey Sliders with Sweet Potato Fries

March 22, 2011
Sweet potato fries with turkey burger sliders

So I found a pack of mini wheat buns at the store the other day and man did I get excited! What can be more fun than making sliders? (you don’t have to answer that) Sliders are like little bite sized burgers. Commonly used at sports parties or as appetizers in a restaurant. In this case, they are a healthy weekend lunch!

So I am happy to share with you today, my turkey burger sliders recipe as well as a recipe for easy sweet potato fries. Yes that’s right, today you get 2 recipes for the price of one!  I made these burgers with the random ingredients that I had in my fridge (onions, basil, mushrooms, garlic) and I think it turned out pretty dang good.

Turkey Sliders

Ingredients:

  • About 1/2 pack ground turkey (to make 6 sliders)
  • About 1/4 cup of diced mushrooms
  • About 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • A handful of basil, finely chopped
  • Garlic salt and fresh ground Pepper
  • Mini slider buns (wheat is good!)

For the burger toppings:

  • Spinach
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Tomatoes (not pictured above in my sliders – my tomatoes in the fridge unfortunately went bad)
  • Anything else you like on burgers, like grilled onions, ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce…

chopped mushrooms, onions, garlic, basil

To Do:

Chop up the mushrooms, onions, garlic, basil, and combine in a bowl.

Add the ground turkey to the bowl, sprinkle with the seasonings and  mix everything together with you hands.
Shape the turkey into small patties.

Pan fry these little guys or throw them on a BBQ (even better)

Toast the bread and serve with your favorite burger toppings!

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Sweet potatoes (These potatoes are light colored, usually small and long. Not to be confused with yams)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Paprika
  • Ground pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Dried Oregano

Sweet potato fries in the oven

To Do:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Slice the sweet potatoes in to fry-size pieces.

Put the fries into a bowl and sprinkle the olive oil over the top, mix well.

Add generous amounts of the seasonings and toss the fries until the seasonings are well-dispersed.

Lay the fries out on an un-greased cookie sheet and spread them so none are overlapping.

Bake for about 15 minutes, turning them once about halfway through cooking.

Enjoy plain, or with ranch dressing.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Clarkie @ Beloved Green March 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

    The mini-wheat buns are just great!

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