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Turkey Sliders with Sweet Potato “Buns”

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 45 min.

Makes

10 servings

In this healthier take on sliders, I sandwich a burger between roasty slices of sweet potato. My wife took one bite and approved these tasty little guys. —Guy Martino, Charleston, South Carolina
Turkey Sliders with Sweet Potato "Buns" Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 4 applewood-smoked bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • Shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Honey Dijon mustard

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings. Set skillet aside. Combine bacon with next 8 ingredients until well mixed; cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Cut sweet potatoes into 20 slices about 1/2 in. thick. Place slices on an ungreased baking sheet; bake until sweet potatoes are tender but not mushy, 30-35 minutes. Remove slices; cool on a wire rack.
  3. Heat skillet with reserved drippings over medium-high heat. Shape turkey mixture into slider-sized patties. Cook sliders in batches, 3-4 minutes on each side, taking care not to crowd skillet. Add a pinch of shredded cheddar after flipping each slider the first time. Cook until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  4. To serve, place each slider on a sweet potato slice; dab with honey Dijon mustard. Cover with a second sweet potato slice. Pierce with toothpick.

Nutrition Facts

1 slider: 226 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 293mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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