No. 269: Turkey-Spinach Sliders

So sorry I have been away! It was a very much unplanned hiatus.

The long and short of it is, I had a few weeks of just feeling awful. I was sick for a week, then over-traveled due to work, and essentially overextended in every way - but mainly physically.

This month wasn't a great time to be creative or try new things. It was the perfect time to revisit old standbys (that due to this blog we haven't had in a long time) and be a bit lazy.

And we've all been there. There are times when you just need a break. I just didn't plan for it to be a month:)

But we're back! I'm getting back on track here, starting with these yummy little sliders.

Turkey-Spinach Sliders

Ingredients

1/2 bunch flat-leaf spinach, thick stems removed, leaves chopped (about 4 cups)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
12 slider buns or small dinner rolls, split, lightly toasted (for serving)
Mayonnaise, sliced red onion, and pickle slices (for serving)

To make

Combine spinach, scallions, garlic, turkey, and cumin in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Using a fork, mix gently just to combine. Form turkey mixture into twelve 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, cook patties until golden brown and cooked through (resist the temptation to press down on patties with your spatula while cooking), about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

Serve turkey-spinach patties on buns with mayonnaise, onion, and pickles.

For a do ahead option, patties can be formed 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before cooking.

The results

My phone was completely on the fritz while making this entire meal, so no photos:( But I can tell you these sliders are just perfect for an easy weeknight meal. Cooking patties in batches does take some time, but you could easily do them ahead of time and whip them up for kids or guests.

Mr. McC and I are always big fans of ground turkey as a healthy sub in practically anything. It was excellent for these spicy little sliders.

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