Turkey Sliders
Food and Drink

Excerpted from Sliders and Rollers, by David Cowie, photography by Sue Stubbs, © 2013 New Holland Publishers

Turkey Sliders

"Impress your backyard barbecue or tailgate party guests with these tasty Turkey Sliders!"

Makes: 12 sliders


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, finely diced

1 clove garlic, minced

17 1/2 ounces ground turkey

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper, to taste

4–6 cheese slices (Swiss or Tasty), cut in half*

12 strips streaky bacon**

12 slider buns of your choice


Seeded or Dijon mustard

Cocktail sticks for serving

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the pan until golden and allow to cool.

Place the turkey in a large bowl, add the cooked onion and garlic and Worcestershire sauce, and season with salt and pepper. Mix together until well combined.

Roll into small balls and flatten the patties to fit your buns. In a non-stick frying pan, heat the rest of the oil, and cook the patties for 3 to 4 minutes each side until brown. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty for the last minute of cooking. While the patties are cooking, cook the bacon in another pan until crispy.

Slice the buns in half lengthwise. Spread the bottom half of the buns with mayonnaise and add a cooked turkey patty with the melted cheese, a slice of bacon and a dollop of mustard on top. Add the top of the bun and hold it together with a cocktail stick. Serve while hot.


*Tasty cheese is found in Australia and is similar to Cheddar.

**Streaky bacon comes from the pork belly, is very fatty and is the most common form of bacon in the United States.