Since we’re watching the Vikings vs. Packers game this afternoon, I thought it would be appropriate to share our go-to football gameday dinner — ground turkey sriracha sliders with sweet potato fries.
These sliders were inspired by one of the new foods at this year’s Minnesota state fair. Although we didn’t try them at the fair, Michael enjoyed a version at work, and we decided they would be good enough to make our own.
I like to bake the sliders in the oven, which works great — they cook evenly, don’t dry out, and it would be easy to scale up for a crowd. They’re great paired with sweet potato fries, which are one of our Trader Joe’s favorites.
Ground turkey sriracha sliders
Serves 4 (2 sliders each)
By Jane and Michael’s Gourmet Extravaganza
For the sliders:
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1 tsp Famous Dave’s roast chicken seasoning
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried marjoram
- 1 tsp dried fennel seeds
- 1 tsp dried minced onion
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
- 2 Tbsp TJ’s reduced guilt spinach & kale Greek yogurt dip
- 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 3-4 oz of thickly sliced cheddar or Colby jack cheese
- 8 wheat dinner rolls or Hawaiian rolls
- Heinz brand sriracha ketchup
- Dijon mustard
- Pickle slices
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the ground turkey and seasonings in a mixer bowl and mix on low speed until thoroughly combined. Mix in the hot sauce, spinach dip, and panko bread crumbs. Divide meat mixture into 8 equal portions, form each into a ball, and flatten slightly. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
Top each slider with a thick slice of cheese. Place the rolls alongside the sliders on the baking sheet. Bake for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the rolls are warmed.
Place each slider on a roll and top with sriracha ketchup, Dijon mustard, and pickle slices. Enjoy (preferably with sweet potato fries)!
Pairs well with:
TJ’s sweet potato frites
Favorite pea salad