Friday, March 5, 2010

Feta and Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Sliders

I love it when I spy a new recipe and have all the ingredients to make it on hand! I think this is going to be the end of my Greek streak for a while because I about used up the last of my feta. Even though I've made a lot of Greek lately, I just couldn't resist these flavors; the feta and the sun-dried tomatoes with the fresh spinach, they just go so well together. I actually didn't know what a slider was until recently, but I've seen them popping up a lot in the blogging world lately. A slider is simply a mini burger.

I absolutely LOVE these burgers. My mouth had a little party when I took the first bite. It almost became my favorite burger for a split second, but then I remembered the basil chicken burgers I made last summer (amazing) and decided this would have to take a close second. I personally think grilling them on an outdoor grill is a must; you just can't beat the flavor the outdoor grill adds to meat. However, I'm sure they'd be great cooking them indoors as well. Go have yourself a party and make these little sliders.

For the burgers:
1 lb ground turkey
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
*1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, rehydrated and chopped
1/2 Cup fresh baby spinach leaves, chopped
1-2 tsp. Greek seasoning
olive oil

mini hamburger buns, or dinner rolls
fresh spinach leaves

Place sun-dried tomato slices in a small saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 5 minutes. Drain and chop.

*I used my own sun-dried tomatoes that I dehydrated, but you can also use the same amount of oil-packed tomatoes.

In a mixing bowl combine all ingredients for the burgers, except the olive oil. Mix until just combined. Form 1/4 Cup patties and place onto a plate or cookie sheet. Meat mix should make about 12 mini patties.

Prepare outdoor grill. Just before grilling the patties, brush a little oil on the rack to prevent sticking. Grill about 3-4 minutes per side. You can also cook the patties on an indoor grill or frying pan.

Serve burgers on rolls spread with mayonnaise and layered with fresh spinach leaves.

12 Servings (1 patty)
Calories per serving: 79

SOURCE:Adapted from Picky Palate

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