Grilled Turkey Sliders with Tomato Jam

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
12 sliders
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey (not lean)
  • 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, for greasing grill grates
  • 12 slider rolls
  • Romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • Tomato Jam, recipe follows
  • Tomato Jam:
  • 1 pound plum tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Directions

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

Mix the ground turkey, ricotta, mustard, shallot, basil, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Form into 12 small 1/2-inch thick patties.

Brush the grill grates with olive oil with a clean tea towel to keep the turkey from sticking. Grill the patties for 4 minutes, and then flip and continue to cook the other side for another 3 minutes. Place the rolls on the warmer rack to toast during the last 3 minutes of grilling.

To assemble burgers, place a patty between the buns and top with lettuce and Tomato Jam.

Cook's Note: Adding the ricotta cheese to the turkey burger mixture helps to keep it moist and flavorful without adding a lot of fat.

Tomato Jam:

Add all the ingredients to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes have dissolved and what remains is a thick jam-like consistency, about 1 hour. Cool before serving. The jam can be stored in an airtight mason jar for up to 2 weeks in your refrigerator.

Cook's Note: This is a great recipe to double up on when tomatoes are at their ripest and best during the summer months.


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Chardonnay

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