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YIELDS:

8 servings

PREP TIME:

0 hours 15 mins

COOK TIME:

0 hours 6-8 mins

TOTAL TIME:

0 hours 21 – 23 mins

ingredients

1 Lb. Ground Turkey

1/4 Cup plain breadcrumbs

1/4 Cup Canned crushed pineapple, unsweetened

1/4 Cup Red bell pepper, finely chopped

1/4 Cup Red onion, finely chopped

1 Garlic clove, finely minced

1 Tsp. Kosher Salt

20 Grinds of fresh black pepper

Cooking spray

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

Avocado Mango Sauce (recipe below)

Fresh Sliced Nectarines (two)

8 Lettuce leaves

8 Hawaiian King Pretzel Slider rolls

AVOCADO & NECTARINE SAUCE

1 Avocado, peeled and pitted

1/2 Cup nectarines (1 medium), chopped

3 Tbsp. Canned crushed pineapple, unsweetened

2 Tbsp. Red onion, chopped

1 Small garlic clove, chopped

1/4 Tsp. Calabrian chili flakes

20 Grinds of fresh black pepper

1/2 Tsp. Kosher Salt

DIRECTIONS

1. Make your sauce by putting all the ingredients in a blender and processing until smooth. Put in a bowl and store in the refrigerator until ready to assemble your sliders.
2. Mix the turkey, breadcrumbs, pineapple, bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Form into 8 sliders size patties.

3. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet until very hot but not smoking. Add the patties and cook on each side until golden brown. About 3-4 minutes. Gently flip the sliders and cook on the other side another 3 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, toast the buns under the oven’s broiler for a couple of minutes until nicely toasted. Watch carefully to be sure they don’t burn.
5. Slice even slices of the nectarine so you have it as a topping.

6. When the sliders are done cooking, place on paper towel to drain. Sprinkle with salt.

7. Assemble the sliders. Top the bottom half of the bun with a patty, some sauce and then a slice or two of nectarine. Add some lettuce and top with the top half of the bun and secure with a large tooth pick or appetizer fork. Enjoy.

NOTESThis is such an interesting twist on a slider.  The use of fruit, both pineapple and nectarines, gives both the sauce and the meat patty a slightly sweet taste.  The sweetness is cut with the pepper flakes and salt and is really well balanced.  The creamy sauce is delicious and the crunch of the iceberg lettuce is great for texture.

I topped the burgers with fresh slices of nectarine but a dill pickle slice would also be good.  I have been using these King’s Hawaiian pretzel slider buns for months now and just love them.  The whole Slider Sunday thing has definitely evolved around my house.  Everyone loves them and I try to try something new every week.  If you like this one, be sure to try my Crab Cake Sliders, my Smashed Cheeseburger Slider and my Chicken and Swiss Sliders too.

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