Mango Turkey Sliders

Mango Turkey Sliders
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Recipe Courtesy of Mango.orgWe’ve all experienced the cardboard-like texture of dry ground turkey. It can be unpleasant to bite into, and even more difficult to choke down. This recipe adds some moisture and sweetness to turkey sliders by blending in mango directly into the turkey burger patty. Make these easy sliders for any party — they’ll never be able to guess your secret ingredient.
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pound 95 percent lean, ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 green onion, white and light green parts chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 10 whole-wheat slider buns
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head butter lettuce, washed and torn into large pieces
  1. Dice one mango. In a blender or food processor, puree it with olive oil until smooth. In a large bowl, combine pureed mango, ground turkey, breadcrumbs, green onions, garlic, thyme, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Clean and oil grill grates. Form turkey mix into 10 small patties. Cook until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees, about 15 minutes total, flipping halfway through cooking. Remove from grill and place on clean platter, tent with foil and set aside. Peel remaining mango with vegetable peeler. Cut a small section off the bottom of the remaining mango so it sits on cutting board. Slice mango from the cheek in, creating small disks. Place turkey burgers on whole-wheat buns and top with sliced mango, red onion and butter lettuce.