Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
- 1.5 lb lean ground turkey ($6.00)
- 1/2 cup goat cheese ($2.50)
- 1/2 onion, sliced ($.50)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
Heat olive oil over low heat in a medium sized frying pan. Now throw your onion slices in the frying pan and let them cook over low heat for 45 minutes. Yes, 45 minutes. Stir them occasionally to make sure they don't get stuck to the pan, and make sure it's super low heat too.
Meanwhile mix together the turkey and all the seasonings and peppers. Using half the turkey, form little tiny bowls (pictured below) by making your hand into a little bowl and molding it into the shape of your palm. Fill your little bowls goat cheese and the caramelized onions. Now make little tiny lids and pinch them onto the bowls so you have a full patty.
Flatten your sliders out as much as possible and cook over medium heat for about 8 minutes on each side. I covered mine for the first half of the cooking process.
We put them on whole wheat slider buns and ate with Maria's Greek Salad (she's actually Greek and was teaching us our dances to prep for the wedding). Sidenote: did you know Greeks don't use lettuce? Ever? Weird right?
Ok, these were freaking DELICIOUS and I'm going to be that bougie girl that brings goat cheese stuffed burgers to the 4th of July cookout but whatever, they were that good.
You know what else I'm bringing to 4th of July cookout? This CK Mondavi Wine we had the chance to sample. This wine is awesome because it a) is under $10, b) donates proceeds to support war veterans via the Fallen Heroes Fund, c) is completely American wine, d) is the only American made/grown wine in the “supermarket wine under $10” category. Soo you're saying on the 4th I can drink tasty wine for under $10 that is American AND proceeds go to veterans? Yes please.
I'm not much of a wine connoisseur (I had to google how to spell it) but this stuff was good! My favorite was the Scarlet Five- it was basically a combo of the best parts of 5 reds, and it tasted soo good with these sliders. So for me, CK Mondavi is the perfect 4th of July wine. Not only is it the only wine in this price point to be 100% American made & grown, but a percentage of sales goes to supporting veterans.
Tell me: what is your favorite clean food to take to the 4th of July? Are you eating clean this 4th? What is your favorite wine under $10?