Budget Friendly Eats: Southwestern Turkey Sliders

April 21, 2012

These Southwestern turkey sliders are the perfect meal to begin grilling season.  They are cheap, delicious, and a definite crowd-pleaser.  With intense flavors like chipotle peppers (smoked jalapenos), cilantro, cumin, and chili powder, an otherwise boring turkey burger becomes something delicious.  To top it off, homemade chipotle mayo is spread on the bun for an extra kick of spice.  Serve these sliders with a side of sweet potato fries and dinner is sure to be a hit.

Southwestern Turkey Sliders


3 pounds ground turkey
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cilantro, rough chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon adobo sauce (from canned chipotles in adobo)
3 tablespoons Canola mayo
16 smalls whole wheat rolls (sometimes called dollar rolls)
Mix turkey with peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin and 1 tsp. chili powder and form into 16 small burgers. Cook over medium heat in a non-stick frying pan in batches until cooked through (about 6 minutes per side).
Mix remaining chili powder, adobo sauce and mayo in small bowl.
Spread chipotle mayo on roll, add burger and serve.

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