Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Southwest Turkey Sliders WIth Chipolte Mayo

Kicked up turkey mini-burgers. Perfect for a crowd, even a snack or dinner. My kids adore them. These turn plain old ground turkey into tasty little burgers. Not to mention healthy.


2 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
1 whole Large Shallot, Finely Chopped
½ whole Small Bell Pepper, Finely Chopped
1 whole Jalapeno Pepper (finely Chopped)
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Thyme Leaves Or 1 Teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
2 Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley
2 slices Bread With Crusts Removed
¼ cups Milk
1-⅓ pound Ground Turkey, The Average Weight Of A Package
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce (more If You Like It Hotter)
¼ teaspoons Salt And Pepper, Each
1 package Slider Rolls (12 Count)
12 slices Deli Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese
12 leaves Red Leaf Lettuce
½ whole Red Onion, Sliced Into Rings
1 cup Chipotle Mayo (recipe As Follows)
½ cups Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
1 whole Lime, Juiced
1 whole Canned Chipotle Pepper, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Chili Sauce
½ teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 Tablespoon Chopped Cilantro
1 pinch Salt And Pepper, to taste

Preparation Instructions

For the burgers:
Chop your garlic and veggies. Soak the bread in the milk for a few minutes to allow absorption.
Combine turkey meat, milk soaked bread, garlic, shallot or onion, thyme, parsley, bell pepper, jalapeno pepper, cumin, hot tobasco sauce, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined. Divide mixture into 12 equal amounts then form meat into patties.
Cook in a skillet over medium high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
While burgers are cooking toast buns and set aside. Place sliced cheese over the patties in the last 2 minutes of cooking, use 1 or 2 slices for each patty, as you like. Spread top of buns with chipotle mayo. Place cooked cheeseburgers into buns. Set red leaf lettuce on top of burgers with red onion.
For the chipotle mayo:
In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, chipotle, chili sauce, cumin, and cilantro, and season with salt and pepper

*Shared over at Weekend Potluck


  1. I love little sliders and the fact that these are southwestern, has really got me hungry. Great flavors in the ingredient list and healthy with the use of turkey! I have saved this recipe for game day. Great post.

  2. I'm a big fan of sliders and the mayo recipe is incredible! The picture (with the pickles on top) is awesome!