Greek Turkey Sliders
OK, I’ll admit it. I am scared of ground turkey. I’ve never bought it to make anything, and I’ve never even tasted it. That one little package of meat can be very intimidating. So, when I came across Greek Turkey Sliders, I was surprised that it piqued my interest. I love Greek food, but rarely include it on my weekly menu. Then, I realized these little sliders had zucchini in them, and immediately decided to make them – what kid won’t eat a slider! A great way to get a little extra veggies into the kids and help keep the turkey moist – double duty! Gina at www.skinnytaste.com pan-fried her meatballs, but I decided to grill mine. Because I was going to grill them, I made them more into a patty shape, like slider-size.
We served them “burger” style in a pita with lettuce. They were outstanding! I didn’t think my kids were going to eat them, and they gobbled them up! A definite winner and going into the dinner rotation.
Greek Turkey Sliders
Heather @ Onceamonthmom.com, adapted from Greek Turkey Meatballs
- 0.625 lbs. 93% lean ground turkey
- 0.5 cup zucchini, grated and drained well
- 1 slice bread
- 0.125 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 0.3125 cup red onion, grated
- 1 Tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
- 0.125 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh spearmint, chopped
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 0.125 tsp pepper
- 8 pita halves
Wet bread with water, squeezing excess out. Tear into small pieces and place in large bowl. Combine with turkey, egg, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, spearmint, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Using a 1/4 cup measure, form each slider. Preheat grill, clean grill grate well, and spray with olive oil spray. Grill sliders on low until cooked through. Serve with pita bread halves.
Place a piece of wax paper between each burger, place in freezer bags, seal, label and freeze. Place pita bread in separate gallon freezer bag and freeze alongside burgers. To Serve: Thaw both a burger and a pita bread for each serving. Grill as directed above.
Servings: 8 sliders
**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann