Turkey & Provolone Sliders

an easy weeknight meal

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and they’re cute too!

 

Most of what I do in the kitchen only requires one person.

 

But when I drain the liquid from these sliders straight out of the oven, I need a third hand. I have Puppy hold a large skillet lid on top of the baking dish while I tip the whole thing over the sink.

 

…with the cold water running down the sink because I’m irrationally afraid of cracking a sink with boiling liquid.

 

It’s a sight to be seen but the lid holds the meat in the pan while tipping it over gets as much liquid out as quickly as possible.

 

It’s a nice dish for a weeknight. While the oven preheats, I get the meat mixture ready. Then while the burgers are grooving in the oven I can either clean the kitchen or do a mini workout or play with the cat- the oven time allows for options.

 

Honestly I usually just sit my carcass on the couch and read.

 

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After draining the liquid and putting dinner back in the oven to melt the cheese, it’s enough time to set the table.

 

I cut the original recipe in half in an effort to not always feed an army that doesn’t exist. I changed the recipe quite a bit actually.

 

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Try both recipes and tell me what you think.

 

 

Turkey & Provolone Sliders
 
adapted from: http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2013/05/29/easy-cheeseburger-sliders/
Recipe type: weeknight dinner
Ingredients
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • half onion, diced
  • lemon pepper or other seasoning
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • sliced cheese (provolone)
  • mini slider buns
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. lightly grease 8x8 pan
  3. combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
  4. press mixture gently into the 8x8 pan and prick with a fork.
  5. bake for 22-25 min
  6. drain excess liquid from pan (meat will shrink)
  7. top meat with cheese and put back into oven until cheese is melted (about 2 min)
  8. slice into 9ths and serve on mini buns with desired condiments.

 

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Kristy May 13, 2014, 8:39 pm

    I’m going to have to try this next week for my army :)!!

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    • Jen July 7, 2014, 9:12 am

      Hi Kristy- have you tried this yet? The original recipe was doubled and would totally work for your army! long time no talk.

      Reply

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