We’ve all had a BLT in our lifetime, right?
There’s something oddly satisfying about picking up food with both hands, and taking a delicious bite in the most rudimentary way possible.
So we find ourselves asking the question why there is so little love for the turkey burger. It’s lean and far healthier than its bovine equivalent.
Everyone has probably had at least one different experience with a turkey burger that’s as dry and flavorless as a hockey puck. So, to disprove the myth that turkey burgers have to be bland, we’re giving you a version that’s anything but boring.
We’ve got the saltiness from the burgers and the bacon, the sweetness from the tomato and brioche, and the spiciness from the mustard and the basil.
They are the perfect little handheld feast and super fun to make when you’re entertaining because everyone can join in and build their own.
Serve alongside some low fat chips, crisp veggies and you’re so good to go!
WHAT (8 small sliders)
- 16 ounce lean ground turkey
- ½ cup small diced white onion
- ½ small jalapeño - seeded and small diced
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- SLIDER TOPPINGS:
- 4 slices sharp cheese of choosing - cut in half
- 2 Campari tomatoes - sliced
- 8 slices cooked bacon - halved
- 8 large basil leaves
- 8 small brioche buns - sliced in half horizontally
- coarse dijon mustard for serving
1. In a small bowl; use a fork to gently mix all of the slider ingredients together until well incorporated.
Gently form 8 small slider patties with your hands and set aside on a plate.
2. Heat a large cast iron to medium-high heat and cook sliders (5 minutes) on each side, or until no longer pink in the center and fully cooked. During the last minute or two of cooking, place ½ slice cheese on top of each slider allow it to slightly melt. Remove from heat and carefully tent with foil, allowing to rest (10 minutes) before serving.
3. Place each of the sliders onto one brioche bun, top with 2 pieces of bacon, 1 basil leaf, and 1-2 slices of tomato.
Allow your guests to serve themselves to the mustard. ENJOY!
As a great and healthy replacement of the usual mayo, try adding some creamy skin-glowing avocado!