For someone who claims to not enjoy spicy foods, I sure share my fair share of jalapeno recipes! Goodness. It started way back when with my Jalapeno Poppers, then went to the oh so delicious Jalapeno Popper Dip, the Stuffed Jalapenos, Candied Jalapenos, Pepper Jelly, and most recently the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich (to name a few). Phew. I’m starting to wonder if I may have outgrown my spicy food intolerance. Actually. I still don’t love super spicy foods, but I have gotten to the point where I can handle a little big of heat. Within reason.
May is National Burger month and I couldn’t have loved it any more than I did. The first week of the month I debuted ‘burger week’ where I shared five days worth of tasty burgers. The week started off with the Queso Blanco Cinco de Mayo Burger, then the Mouth Watering Tasty Reuben Burger, followed by the wildly popular Guacamole Bacon Burger, delicious Sautéed Mushroom & Swiss Burger with Caramelized Onions and ended with the Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger! But that wasn’t all, I also shared with you one of my new favorites: the Swiss Turkey Burger!! Additionally, I shared a plethora of hamburger bun recipes along with some delicious sides. National Burger Month = Success.
Today I’m excited to share with you a burger that I have been looking forward to for weeks now. After seeing just how delicious my Swiss Turkey Burger was, I wanted to take it to the next level and add a little bit of jalapeno popper topping. But wait – I’m in LOVE with all things mini. So I was extra excited when the idea for sliders came to me. Watch the video to see just how fun these little babies are!
Jalapeno Popper Turkey Burger Sliders
If you love jalapeno poppers, you will love these Jalapeno Popper Turkey Burger Sliders. With grilling season in full force, add this to the menu to switch things up from your typical cheeseburger and impress your guests. A great new way to enjoy a burger!
For the sliders
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
- 1/2 c. bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp. minced onions
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
For the jalapeno popper topping
- 4 oz. cream cheese softened
- 1/4 c. freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp. diced fresh chives
- 3 tbsp. diced jalapeños
- 1 tsp. garlic salt
- 12 small rolls
- Lettuce or spinach if desired
Spray a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray; set aside.
Mix together all ingredients until everything is fully incorporated.
Using 1/2 c. measuring cup divide ground turkey mixture in to eight patties.
Heat grill to medium-high heat. Place patties on prepared aluminum foil. Grill patties until done (approx. 6-8 minutes per side).
- In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, parmesan cheese, chives, jalapeños, and garlic salt. Stir until smooth. Spoon a tbsp. or two on to grilled turkey burger sliders.
- Serve on a small bun with lettuce if desired.