I cannot express how excited I am to share this recipe with you all! I had so much fun making these mini sliders, and am kicking myself in the tush for not thinking about using sweet potatoes in place of hamburger buns before. It is such a fun way to incorporate more nutrients into your meal, and I feel like if you have kiddos they will have fun making these too. It is such a cute BBQ idea with the family and trying something new and different is always a win-win situation if you ask me!
The turkey burgers can easily be prepped ahead of time and all you need to do is cook off the sweet potatoes in the oven. Easy peasy week night meal! 🙂 Enjoy with whatever garnish you prefer…I used basil, tomatoes, mustard and lettuce!
Sweet Potato Turkey Burger Sliders
- 1 pound lean ground turkey thawed
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 white onion diced
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 2 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp. Worchestire sauce
- 2 large sweet potatoes sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1 bunch fresh basil
- 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil for cooking burgers
- spinach. tomatoes ketchup, mustard, etc. for preferred garnish
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Spray a baking sheet with Pam. Place sliced sweet potatoes evenly on the baking sheet and cook in oven for 20 minutes, or until tender. Remove and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the ground turkey with all of dry ingredients. Once fully incorporated, mix in all of the wet ingredients.
Shape turkey burger patties into small sliders. You want them to be able to fit nicely on the sweet potato "buns." Heat olive on in a large sauce pan, and cook turkey burger on the stove, or on a grill if you prefer to get nice grill marks.
Once burgers are fully cooked, layer your burgers with garnish you prefer and enjoy!