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Mini, But Mighty: Grilled Turkey Sliders That are Just as Adorable as they are Delicious

These little guys are mini, but mighty and bursting with flavor between the yellow mustard, kumato tomatoes, the turkey burger, marinated alfalfa sprouts and a tangy mini gherkins (pickles) for garnish.



The great thing about these mini sliders is that they are so versatile. They are ideal for a variety of meals and occasions. You can eat them fully constructed as shown in the photo above (which I highly recommend!) or you can simply make the patties ahead of time for a week worth of lunches. They go perfect with any type of condiment, bun, topping or garnish.



If you are looking to take your slider game to another level this recipe will help you do just that! A few simple ingredients for the patties, with lots of flavor and color added to the condiments, bun and garnish aspects make for the most delicious and prettiest combination. This is an easy way, with minimal prep work to appeal to a variety of appetites for all ages. Plus, everyone loves anything mini. Am I right or am I right!? Whether it be mini clothes or mini food, mini is always in.


Mini food items are not only adorable and satisfying. It contributes to good portion control and still have room for other side dishes or beverages.


Makes 12 Sliders, INGREDIENTS: For the Sliders

2 Lbs. ground turkey

1 and 1/4 TBSP minced garlic

1/4 Cup bread crumbs, plain or seasoned

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup red onion, minced

1/4 Cup fresh curly parsley, finely chopped

1-2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce (optional)

2 TSP Onion salt

1/4 TSP Pepper

12 Mini pretzel buns

Mini pickles (gherkins)

Alfalfa Sprouts (spring salad mix) marinated in 1/2 TBSP olive oil, 1 TBSP red wine vinegar, 2-3 sprinkles of salt and pepper (to taste)

Yellow Mustard (for the bottom of the slider buns)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Prepare the patties. Mince the onion and finely chop the parsley. In a large bowl place the ground turkey, minced garlic, bread crumbs, eggs, red onion, curly parsley, worcestershire sauce (If using), onion salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together with your hands.

  2. Once mixed well, use a 1/4 cup to scoop out some of the mixture and use your hands to form them into mini patties. Place on a baking sheet that is sprayed with non-stick spray. Once you are finished set aside.

  3. In a bowl, mix the alfalfa sprouts, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. Once mixed, place in the fridge to cool until ready to construct sliders.

  4. Cut your tomatoes and place them on a plate. Place them in the fridge to cool until ready to construct the sliders.

  5. Heat your grill to 300 degrees. Place the patties on the grill for 7-10 minutes on each side or until the patties are no longer pink.

  6. Towards the end of the slider cooking process, add the mini buns to the grill and toast for 3-5 minutes.

  7. When patties are fully cooked and buns are nice and toasty, remove from the grill and bring inside to construct.

PRETTY PLATE PRESENTATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Bring out your chilled sliced tomatoes and marinated alfalfa sprouts.

  2. Take the bottom half of the bun and spread yellow mustard out evenly.

  3. Take one slice of your tomato and place it on top of the mustard.

  4. Place the cooked turkey patty and place ontop of the tomato.

  5. Take a few pinches of your marinated alfalfa sprouts and place them on top of the patty.

  6. Take your top bun and place it on top of the sprouts.

  7. To secure and garnish, use a toothpick of your choice and skewer one pickle and place in the the middle of the bun and push down.

  8. Place on serving vessel of choice and serve immediately. ENJOY!

PRETTY PLATE KITCHEN ITEMS USED:

  1. Marble Lazy Susan

  2. Grilling Set

  3. Floral Kitchen Knives

  4. Glass Prep Bowls

  5. Baking Sheets

  6. Striped Plate

  7. White Plate with Blue Rim

  8. Paddle Tooth Picks/Forks

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