Father's Day Turkey Sliders

SUNSET turkey sliders

In honor of dads everywhere this Father’s Day, we put together some of our favorite Dad-style jokes guaranteed to make both of you chuckle:

- Have you heard about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere.
- I have a fear of speed bumps; I’m slowly getting over it.
- 5/4 people are awful with fractions.
- Shout out to your grandma, that’s the only way she can hear.

Second to a good laugh, the best present you could get your dad is a full stomach. Your dad deserves something delicious, so gather around the backyard and show off your grilling skills this weekend with our Turkey Sliders. Featuring our mouthwatering Tomato of Yore™, these sliders go perfectly with an ice-cold beer. A dinner that's definitely dad-approved!

 

Tomato of Yore™ Turkey Sliders

1 medium onion, peeled
2 lbs lean ground turkey
2 tbsp fresh sage, finely chopped
2 tbsp grated Parmesan
2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black peppercorns
3 tbsp olive oil

For Slider Assembly:
12 slider buns (we like Ciabatta)
Dijon mustard, mayonnaise to taste
2 cups baby kale
6 Tomato of Yore™tomatoes, thinly sliced into 24 rounds
Extra virgin olive oil
Additional kosher salt and freshly ground black peppercorns to taste

Using a box grater, coarsely grate peeled onion. (To avoid too many tears and oniony
hands, try grating directly onto a large plate.) Transfer grated onion onto two paper towels and gently squeeze out excess liquid. You should be left with approximately 1/4 cup of grated onion.

In a large mixing bowl, combine grated onion with ground turkey, chopped fresh sage,
Parmesan, salt and pepper. Using your hands, quickly and thoroughly mix to combine. Try not to overwork the mixture; it will result in a tough burger. Using your hands, scoop 1/4 cup portions for each patty; gently form each patty about 3 1/2 wide and 1/2 inch thick. (Patties will shrink quite a bit as they cook, so overshoot the size of your buns by an inch or so!) Place raw patties on a tray or 2 large plates as you work. Mixture makes about 16 patties.

Preheat a cast iron pan or barbecue to medium-high heat. Lightly season raw patties with salt and pepper. Add small amount of olive oil to pan and in batches of 3-4, sear patties until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. (Friendly tip: Place patties in pan, and let them be until ready to flip. Avoid pressing down; you'll lose all the good juicy flavours into the pan!) Once patties are nicely seared and cooked through, transfer to a clean tray to rest, about 2 minutes.

To assemble sliders, for each burger, spread mayo on bottom bun, and both mustard and mayo on top bun. Place a small amount of baby kale on bottom bun, then top with turkey patty. Top patty with two overlapping tomato slices. Lightly season tomato slices with salt and pepper and a quick drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Top with other half of bun. Enjoy immediately!

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