RECIPE

Buffalo Turkey Sliders

Buffalo wing-inspired turkey sliders with a blend of veggies are a healthy switch from beef burgers.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus some for drizzling
  • 2 ribs celery, very finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated or very finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, grated or very finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1 rounded tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot brand
  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/3 pound blue cheese, crumbled
  • A splash of milk or cream
  • Chopped lettuce or spicy watercress, for topping
  • 4 tablespoons chives, chopped, for garnish
  • 12 whole wheat slider-size buns or sliced brioche dinner rolls
  • Carrot and celery sticks, for garnish

Preparation

Heat the EVOO in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and cook to tender-crisp, 7-8 minutes. Let cool.


Place the cooled vegetables and meat in a bowl. Season with Old Bay, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Mix and form twelve patties and drizzle each with EVOO.


Heat a cast iron griddle or other griddle or grill pan.


Combine the sour cream, blue cheese and a splash of milk or cream in a small bowl.


Add the burgers to the hot pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side. Pile the burgers on the buns with the lettuce or cress, a dollop of blue cheese topping and garnish with chives. Serve with carrot and celery sticks alongside.


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