Anytime I know I am going to have people over, I always try to rack my brain for easy yet impressive meals. Every time the answer is too simple, it’s almost criminal – mini versions of my favorite recipes. For the 3rd of July, I didn’t want to go over board with grilling up a burgers, hot dogs and the whole nine yards, since I knew we would be stuffing our faces full of those items on the 4th. Instead, I opted for an easy turkey burger recipe made in miniature. Seriously, it never ceases to amaze me how many people ooh and awe over sliders or over mini versions of their favorite appetizers. Just try it once and you will probably never go back to serving full size food at your parties again. And the biggest plus, is that people usually eat less because there’s more time required to get up and get an additional appetizer versus sitting down and pigging out on its full size cousin. It’s win-win for any hostess!
1.2 lb ground turkey
1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
2 tsp chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cups chopped spinach
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
12 slider buns
toppings (spinach, avocado, tomatoes, condiments, etc.)
Combine the first 8 ingredients in a large bowl. Gently, using your hands, work together all the components to distribute the ingredients evenly throughout the meat. Shape the meat into 12 patties.
Heat a pan over medium high heat and coat the pan with nonstick cooking spray. Once the pan is hot, add the patties to the pan and cook for about 3 minutes per side. While the patties are cooking, if desired, toast your slider buns at 400 degrees, for 3 minutes.
Serve turkey burgers with desired toppings, I opted for spinach, avocado, tomato and ketchup!