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Teriyaki Turkey Sliders

These fun-size burgers are perfect for party guests. They’re tasty and wholesome but leave room for cake. The tamari and ginger give them a nice extra kick that’s appealing to kids and adults alike.

Active time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound 93 percent lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup panko, fine dry breadcrumbs, or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions, white and green parts
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat-free tamari
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, or 1⁄8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon expeller-pressed canola oil or sesame oil
  • 8 whole-grain slider-size buns or gluten-free slider-size buns


  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, scallions, tamari, garlic, and ginger. Mix well. Shape into 8 small patties.
  2. Heat the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the patties (in 2 batches, if necessary) and cook, turning once, for about 15 minutes total, until no longer pink. An instant-read thermometer should register 165°F when inserted into the patties. These can also be grilled. If grilling, brush the patties with sesame oil before placing on the grill.
  3. Place on cocktail buns and serve with condiments of your choice.
Makes 8 sliders

Per slider: calories 250, fat 10 g, protein 19 g, carbohydrates 19 g, dietary fiber 1 g

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