Saturday, 4 February 2012

Turkey Sliders


"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today." 
-Wimpy (Popeye's friend)

If I can choose my last meal, it will simply be a great burger. I make them in every shape and size. I make them with flavours from all cuisines. I make them from all kinds of ingredients. Today I made these cute little sliders from Turkey Breast. 

You will need:

1 lb ground turkey breast 
1/4 cup dried cranberries- measured then chopped finely
1 green onion finely chopped
1/4 tsp salt/pepper
1 clove crushed garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
3 shakes of the worchestershire bottle
I tbsp olive oil..........."oh Popeye!"




Step 1: Add turkey to medium sized bowl. If the turkey is too wet dry with paper towel.

Step 2: Chop green onion into fine dice and add to bowl with turkey.

Step 3: Chop cranberries into fine dice and add to bowl.

Step 4: Chop garlic or use a garlic press and add to bowl.

Step 5: Add onion powder, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, Worcestershire and olive oil to bowl.

Step 6: Mix ingredients until incorporated well. I use a spatula to mix as I can get everything combined with out overbeating the meat.


Step 7: Divide the meat into 4 or 6 patties. I made 4 patties which I simply cut into four equal portions right in the bowl. 


If you are cooking for 1 or 2 people this is a great item to prepare because you can freeze the portions you 
don't use to eat later. The turkey burgers can be wrapped in plastic wrap and put into a ziploc bag and stored in the freezer. The buns can be wrapped and put in bags to be frozen as well. I like to thaw burgers in fridge before grilling. 


Step 8: Cook on a grill or they can be cooked in a hot skillet. They are small and cook quickly 3-4 minutes on each side. The addition of the olive and not over-mixing the meat made these moist and the cranberries add a nice sweetness. I had some hot pepper jelly that I topped mine with along with some shredded lettuce.

Just perfect !

Tip: if you want to test  your mixture for seasonings. Take 1 tbsp of your final mixture, press it like a tiny burger and fry in a skillet. Once it is cooked you can taste it. If you would prefer to add a bit more seasoning do so. What I like might not be what you like so, make this recipe your own. 




3 comments:

  1. Excellent idea and so simple to do it! Excellent recipes for people that don't have many ideas! ie. ME (Bruta de m....a)

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    1. Thank you. You can make these so easily and you can buy little slider buns or you can use dinner rolls if you can't find them.

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  2. I made these and replaced dried cranberries for fresh, had them in the freezer, popped in microwave for 40 seconds and chopped. My grandkids loved them and so did I!

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