Thursday, April 25, 2013

Red Pepper Turkey Burger Sliders

I have used ground turkey for a variety of things including tacos, meat loaf, and meatballs.  The family favorite is turkey burgers.  Ground turkey is a great alternative to ground beef because the turkey is much better for you.  The mix in possibilities are endless.  I like to sneak a veggie or two in them.  My first choice is peppers, but those are not easily hidden because of their bright color.  Zucchini is also a great option.  

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of Ground Turkey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • A handful or so of finely diced red bell pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Baby Spinach Leaves
  • Whole Wheat Slider Buns
In a bowl combine ground turkey, egg,  Old Bay, and diced red pepper.
 Once well mixed form into  8 small patties.  Season patties with salt and pepper.

Lightly spray large skillet with cooking spray.  Place patties in skillet and cook for about 7 minutes on each side.  For last 3 minutes on the second side, add about 3 tablespoons of water to the skillet and cover to allow the burgers to steam and cook fully.
Place patty on whole wheat slider bun and top with red onion and baby spinach.
I served with Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Cinnamon Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

This recipe was featured on the Marvelous May Menu, be sure to check out the rest of the May Menu.