Mediterranean Turkey Sliders

Mediterranean Turkey Sliders
Staff Writer
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
447
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.

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Protein
29g
57%
Carbs
46g
15%
Vitamin A
94µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15.4%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
27%
Vitamin C
12mg
21%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.5%
Vitamin K
42µg
52%
Calcium
194mg
19%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
41µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
163µg
41%
Folic acid
72µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
23%
Magnesium
47mg
12%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
46%
Phosphorus
254mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
394mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.2%
Sodium
658mg
27%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
40.4%
Zinc
3mg
17%