Fire up your grill and enjoy a taste of the Hawaiian islands with this easy slider recipe. Using ground turkey helps make this a healthy take on a burger. Enjoy the sweet flavors of grilled pineapple with the savory taste of specially seasoned turkey. Increase the healthiness of this recipe by going bun-less, wrapping it in lettuce, or choosing whole grain buns. Take it up a notch by swapping the mayo for smashed avocado.
Makes 6 servings
1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey2 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce2 scallions, sliced1 large clove garlic, minced6 inch-thick fresh pineapple rings1 small red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rings6 toasted slider buns, preferably whole wheat2 tablespoons mayonnaise6 small leaves Boston lettuce
Active time 30 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Preheat grill to medium-highCombine turkey, teriyaki sauce, scallions and garlic in a medium bowl; gently knead together. Do not overmix. Form into 6 burgers, about 3 inches wide.Oil the grill rack. Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Grill pineapple rings until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side. Grill onions until lightly charred and starting to soften, about 2 minutes per side.Assemble the burgers on toasted buns with 1 teaspoon mayonnaise, 1 lettuce leaf, 1 pineapple ring and about 3 onion rings each.
Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.Prepare the patties several hours before you plan to cook and let them chill in the fridge (on a plate, tightly wrapped) to help the burgers stay together better when grilling.
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