March 24, 2013

Cajun Sliders

These burgers are SO GOOD.  

I love me a good hamburger, but I have a hard time with homemade ones, unless they are cooked on the barbeque and have that charred smokey flavor, but this burger had so much flavor that I really liked it, despite being cooked indoors.

Ground turkey is mixed in with the beef, along with a yummy sauce mixture creating a super flavorful and juicy burger.  They are topped with roasted red peppers which give them a perfect sweet peppery flavor.  Roasted red peppers are so good that I can eat them plain.   

I didn't have any problems eating two of these and "The Mr." didn't have any problems eating three.  We loved them and I know we will be making them again soon. 

Maybe at my Easter weekend BBQ?

Serve with a side salad, pasta salad or some chips.   
Cajun Sliders
(Printable Recipe) and (Printable with Picture)

1/2 Lb. lean ground beef
1/2 Lb. lean ground turkey
1 Tbl. ketchup
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning, plus more for veggies
1/4 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar, opt.
1 clove garlic, grated
black pepper
1 red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into strips
5-6 round onion slices
Monterey cheese, sliced
5-6 hamburger/slider buns
For serving: Light Miracle Whip, mustard, pickles, lettuce

Add ground beef and turkey to a bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, white wine vinegar, grated garlic and black pepper; add to the ground meat and mix together until combined.  

Form into patties, slightly larger than your buns, because they shrink a little when cooked.  Cook hamburgers however desired.  I cooked mine on the George Foreman, but you could cook in a skillet if that is all you have.  Top each burger with a slice of cheese.  

Meanwhile, place the sliced red bell peppers and round onion slices on a baking sheet.  Spray lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little Cajun seasoning.  Place under the broiler and heat until browned, tossing once.

Jenn's Notes: The number of sliders you will get obviously depends on the size of your buns.  I was able to get five sliders in the size that I needed. I typed the recipe above exactly as I made it and I thought these tasted amazing. 

Idea from: Bobby Deen


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  2. These sound so good. Love your flavor combination. We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? I'd love it if you brought this over.

    Have a wonderful week,

  3. Hello! I stumbled upon your blog as I was exploring some of the blogs my own blog's readers follow, and I just loved this post - what a great idea to mix lean ground turkey and beef to create a healthier but still tasty burger. I think my readers would really love this burger recipe, too! I'd like to invite you to participate in my blog's link-up party to celebrate the end of National Nutrition Month - feel free to check it out and share one of the delicious, healthy recipes you've been enjoying this past month!

  4. YUM! I am pinning this, planning on making it when it warms up a bit. Please link this to my linky party.

  5. I'm going to try the overnight rolls.