I hope your weekend is starting off just as planned. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s crazy how fast this year just flew by. Today, will be a busy day for me around the house as I will be getting things together for my family who will be arriving next weekend. I have a list of things to do which I will be getting to in just a moment. Before I do, I wanted to mention that our dinner menu will consist of Turkey Burger Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls. They are quick, easy, filling and oh so good. Yes, dinner menu DONE!
During this time of year, I start my winter cleaning. I remember as a child my mom would have us winter clean. We would clean out drawers, cabinets, closets, and wipe down the walls. We would purge, organize and get of rid of things we hadn’t used and most likely would not use. This was definitely my mom’s time of year. She loved decorating and still does. She would buy all new home decor for the bedrooms, bathrooms and even the kitchen. In fact, she still keeps with this tradition. So, in keeping with the tradition, I will be purging, gathering items to be donated, organizing, and doing holiday decorating. As you can tell, my day will be busy which means makes these Turkey Burger Sliders on Hawaiian Roll the perfect Friday night dinner.
How To Make Turkey Burger Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls
Ground Turkey: Because ground turkey is a lean meat, it requires more seasoning than beef and often times need a little fat added to create a moist texture. I would recommend that you definitely season to your taste and cook in a little olive oil.
Fixings: The choices are endless. We keep it simple by adding a slice of cheese (to melt), lettuce, sliced red cabbage with a side of ketchup.
Condiments: Your choice mustard, mayo, a special sauce, BBQ sauce, or plain old ketchup.
Slider Buns: You can use the Hawaiian dinner rolls if you can’t find the Hawaiian slider buns. The Hawaiian slider buns are not always easy to find, so if I happen to go to the grocery store and see them I just buy a pack and freeze them.
Health Benefits of Ground Turkey
If you’re looking for a healthier choice of meat, ground turkey is a good option. It’s low in calories, saturated fat, cholesterol, and high in protein.
Turkey Burger Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls is a perfect make-ahead-meal. All you need to do is pat out your ground turkey into mini burger patties, season to taste and seal in a tight fitting rubber container, slice your veggies and store in a zip lock bag, and place in the fridge for that night’s dinner.
If you’re looking for other simple and healthy recipes using ground turkey, check out the following recipes:
No boring burgers tonight. Make room for these adorable and tasty Turkey Burger Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls. They're the perfect healthy meal for when you're busy and short on time.
- 2 lbs regular ground turkey Not extra lean
- kosher salt to taste
- ground pepper to taste
- garlic powder to taste
- onion powder to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil plus 2 tsp (reserved)
- pack hawaiian dinner rolls or slider buns I used hawaiian slider buns
- cheese (sliced) optional
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
Pat out ground turkey into mini burger patties (to fit the bun). Season to taste. Set aside.
Wash and cut of veggies (lettuce, tomato, etc). Set aside
Place rolls/slider buns on a baking sheet.
Place saute pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. When hot, sear patties on both sides paying careful attention to not overcook. About 6-8 minutes on both sides. Cook in batches. Top each patty with a slice of cheese (optional). Cover pan and allow cheese to melt.
After patties are seared, place patties inside slider buns. Brush the top of each slider bun with olive oil and sprinkle the top with Italian seasoning. Place in preheated oven for 3-4 minutes. Remove sliders from oven and add fixings.
Serve immediately and ENJOY
**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.
Nutritional values do not reflect cheese as cheese is optional