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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Turkey Sliders

Posted Jul 19 2013 7:00am

I’ve mentioned on multiple occasions that I love a good cheeseburger.  Well, any cheeseburger, really.  I’m also a huge fan of turkey burgers, but depending on what you put in them, they’re not any healthier than a regular burger.  I’ll often make turkey burgers using just lean ground turkey, curry powder, and red onion, which are always popular around my house.  I’ve been meaning to try another version though, so it was as if the stars aligned when I spotted a recipe for hummus turkey sliders the other day.  Adding hummus to turkey burgers?  Genius!

The hummus isn’t that noticeable in the burgers, but it does make them super moist.  While they were really good, I think they could also benefit from some additional herbs and/or spices.  Feel free to experiment – add some garlic, try a different flavor of hummus, or add some fresh dill.  The options are endless!

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RED PEPPER HUMMUS TURKEY SLIDERS

Recipe from The Food Network

  • 1 ½ lbs ground turkey (I used 2 lbs)
  • 1 cup roasted red pepper hummus
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • salt & pepper
  • whole wheat mini burger buns or pitas

I discovered I was out of ground coriander, so I had to do things the old-fashioned way.

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Combine the turkey, hummus, parsley, and coriander in a bowl and mix gently with a fork or your hands.  Season with salt and pepper.

I formed my patties using an ice cream scoop and rinsed my hands after each patty so that the meat wouldn’t stick.  I was able to make about 17 sliders with 2 pounds of meat.

I like to make my patties in advance and refrigerate them so they stay together better when it’s time to cook them.

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When you’re ready to cook the burgers, heat some olive oil in a pan and cook the patties in batches for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.  (Food Network says 2 minutes, but mine were nowhere near done after 4 minutes total cooking time).  You could certainly grill them, but it was just too hot yesterday!

I served a simple tomato salad and sliced avocado with our sliders.  Feel free to top your sliders with some additional hummus (I used a little bit of roasted garlic aoli on mine).

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