blt turkey burger sliders

wouldn’t these be fun for a labor day cookout?{not actual size}

mini sized burgers with bacon!  and avocado ranch dressing!

they’re little in size, but big on flavor.

adapted from everyday with rachael ray (makes 8 sliders, about 4 servings)

1 avocado
1 cup sour cream
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
about 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, chives & parsley
extra virgin olive oil
6 slices bacon, chopped
2 lbs ground turkey
1 small onion
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 tablespoons poultry seasoning (like montreal chicken.  do people in montreal eat that?)
salt & pepper
16 slices white bread  ::gasp! white bread!::, toasted
lettuce, for serving
2 tomatoes, sliced for serving

1. preheat the grill to medium high.  in the bowl of a food processor, add the avocado, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, mayo, buttermilk, and fresh herbs.  puree into a nice, thick, delicious, green dressing.

2.  heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  add the bacon & cook until crisp, around 5 minutes.  drain on paper towels.

3.  add the ground turkey in a large bowl.  grate the onion over the bowl, so the juice gets incorporated too.  season with hot sauce, poultry seasoning, salt & pepper.  add the bacon pieces & mix well.  it’s gross, but dig your hands in.  form into 8 patties, place on a plate & drizzle with a little olive oil.

4.  grill the burgers, turning once, for about 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through.

5.  using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, or biscuit cutter, cut out circles of bread.  feed some scraps to your begging dog.  assemble the mini burgers, some pieces of torn lettuce, a slice of tomato on a bread circle, top with dressing, one more bread circle & serve.

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3 Responses to blt turkey burger sliders

  1. Kate says:

    nice disclaimer 🙂 We have guests in town this weekend and I could NOT decide what to make Saturday night (we wanted to grill out) This is PERFECT! thanks!! k

  2. Stacy says:

    My friend and I made these last night and they were amazing!!! We used small potato rolls instead of white bread. SO. FREAKING. GOOD! Thanks and I love your recipe’s!

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