Where do all good recipes come from? Well, Virginia, maybe there is a recipe fairy.
There have been a few “fails” for sure. But, trust me, this Turkey Slider is a keeper. Perhaps you can’t wait for Thanksgiving or maybe you’re a university student unable to make it home and in a kitchen too small to make your own turkey. Well, this recipe is for you.
Just remember to say grace or a word of thanks before you scarf them down.
To print a copy, click here: Tailgate Turkey-Stuffing Sliders
1 lb (500 g) (1 package) ground turkey
1 mild uncooked Italian sausage (Spolumbo’s)
2 thick slices sourdough bread, crusts removed
1 large apple, diced
2 celery sticks diced
1/4 large onion diced
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sage
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tbsp dried parsley
1/2 minced, seeded jalapeno pepper (optional)
olive oil or butter
small dinner buns
cranberry sauce (homemade is best)
Heat 1-2 tbsp olive oil or butter in a frying pan. Add diced onion, celery and apple. Stir and cook until all ingredients are lightly browned. Add all seasonings and continue to brown. Remove from heat and let mixture cool to room temperature in a large bowl.
Cut bread slices into tiny cubes, about 1/2-1/4”. Add to cooled onion mixture, mixing thoroughly. Add additional poultry seasoning to taste.
Add package of minced turkey to the bread crumb mixture. Remove sausage from the casing and add. Using your hands, gently blend until all ingredients together without crushing the bread pieces.
Spray a muffin tin lightly with cooking spray. Take out a scoop of the turkey mixture and roll gently. Then press lightly into bottom of muffin tin, about 1/2 -3/4 full. Repeat until all of the turkey is used.
Bake in 375° F oven for approximately 20 minutes. Check around 15 minutes, turkey sliders are done when cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. Overcooking will dry out the turkey slider, so keep an eye on them!
Serve on small slider or dinner buns with cranberry sauce, mayonnaise, salt and pepper and any other condiment you wish.
Makes about 12-16 sliders.