I love the idea of sliders–little 2-bite hamburgers that work as appetizers or main courses. Unfortunately, the one’s I’ve seen are beef chuck with a ton of high fat items on them that can close your arteries with 3 bites. So, being the healthy foodie that I am, I decided to work on a fun, healthier version that would be a fun appetizer for the Superbowl, or an easy supper with your loved ones. I don’t have the exact nutritional breakdown, but trust me, it’s healthier. If you’ve ever been to my house, you know I don’t buy unhealthy things anyway, and I found all the ingredients there. Need I say more? Enjoy!
Turkey Sliders with Garlic Chips and Mango-Makes about 12 sliders
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 heaping tblsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
Lots of fresh pepper
3 tbs grapeseed or olive oil
6 large garlic cloves, sliced thinly
2 shallots, minced-about 1/4 cup
1/2 C ripe mango, minced
3 oz Fontina Cheese, very thinly sliced!
12 Lettuce leaves for wrapping
Preheat the broiler. Mix the turkey, rosemary leaves and pepper well and shape small patties that are about 2 1/2 or 3″ in diameter (I spread the mixture on a cutting board and used a large, round cookie cutter shape). Broil about 4 minutes each side.
Meanwhile, heat the oil over med-high heat. Add the garlic chips in one layer and cook until they start to turn brown. Flip, if necessary to get both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a paper towel.
Using the leftover oil, saute the shallots until soft and starting to brown. Place them in a small bowl. Mix shallots with mango.
When the sliders are out of the broiler, turn the oven on to 375. On each slider, place a tsp of the shallot/mango mixture. Cover with a slice of Fontina Cheese. Put the sliders (still on the broiling pan) in the oven until the cheese melts-2-3 minutes. Take out of the oven.
On a plate, place a few lettuce leaves, then the sliders on top. Sprinkle with a few garlic chips. Repeat until all are served.
That’s the whole thing! I love the sweetness of the mango and the crunchiness of the garlic chips all together in my mouth. I’m having the leftovers tonight for dinner. YUMMEE!!
Talk to you soon,