Monday meal prep this week includes stack of tasty, irresistable gluten free turkey burger sliders.
What I love about this recipe is that it takes literally less than 20 minutes to make, and is good for the entire week. I’ve been playing around with ways to get Ryder to eat different types or protein. You know, besides peanut butter and eggs. He goes through phases on the daily. He will love one thing for a week, hate it the next 4 days, then love it again.
As a side, I don’t eat meat. It’s a personal preference. My hubs does, so I cook it a couple times a week. Since Ryder is expanding and growing his little palette every single day, I certainly don’t want to avoid an entire food group. It’s my hope to expose him to as many different foods and spices as possible!
We were on a knish kick. It’s a jewish meat pastry. But now he’s kind of over it, so I have been trying out something new. Cue these super moist and delicious turkey sliders. And truthfully, the tastiness even surprised me. How do I know they are tasty? Well I tried them, duh! Even though I don’t eat meat, I wouldn’t serve my kid something I have no clue how it tastes. A little nibble is enough to know. And even my non-meat eating self would take another bite…
So that’s how good these are. Make ‘em and let’s see what your kiddos think!
This recipe makes 8-10 sliders
You’ll need …
1 lb organic ground turkey
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried parsley, or fresh
1 c aged cheddar cheese, freshly grated
1/4 c panko bread crumbs, or gluten free option
What to do …
In a medium sized bowl, place ground turkey and add all spices to bowl.
Add the egg, cheese and bread crumbs.
Mix together all the ingredients with a fork.
Preheat a skillet on medium-low. Once skillet is warmed, add avocado oil (or another high heat friendly oil)
Once the oil is hot, scoop a scant 1/4 cup of turkey mixture onto skillet. Depending on skillet size you can start multiple sliders.
Once all sliders are onto skillet, I like to smash it flat with two spatulas, one on top of the other.
Once bottom is browned (about 3-5 minutes depending on skillet heat), flip and cook other side until slider is cooked through. Use a thermometer to be sure!
If you do make these, please share a picture tagging me on Instagram @thelittle_bigspoon. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!