Mediterranean Turkey Sliders

Mediterranean Turkey Sliders
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Mediterranean Turkey Sliders
ATHENOS

Mediterranean Turkey Sliders

Miniature turkey patties are flavored with ATHENOS Feta Cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, then topped with spinach, roasted red peppers and a flavorful tzatziki sauce. Serve these as part of a meal or as a party appetizer.

6
Servings
343
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Cooking Ground Meat:
Ground beef, veal, lamb and pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F, while ground chicken and turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees. For accurate results, use a digital instant-read food thermometer, inserting tip 1/2 inch into center of meat. If the meat piece is too thin to check from the top, insert thermometer sideways into the piece of meat.

Substitute:
Substitute your favorite salad greens for the spinach.

Note:
If this recipe makes more than what you need, you can freeze part of the turkey mixture for up to 1 month. Thaw in refrigerator before using as directed. You can then shape the turkey mixture into patties as directed, or instead shape it into meatballs or a meatloaf and bake at 350ºF until done.

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons drained and chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons tzatziki
  • 12 slider buns
  • 1 cup tightly packed baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup small roasted red pepper strips

Directions

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix turkey, tomatoes, parsley, garlic and 1/2 cup cheese just until blended; shape into 12 (1/2-inch thick) patties. Place on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake 8 to 10 min. or until done (165 degrees). Meanwhile, combine remaining cheese and tzatziki; spread onto cut sides of buns.

Fill buns with burgers, spinach and peppers.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
62mg
21%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
32g
70%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
43µg
48%
Calcium, Ca
66mg
7%
Choline, total
44mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
446mg
64%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
231mg
15%
Water
81g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Mediterranean Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Mediterranean Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.