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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Gluten Free Chipotle Turkey Sliders are a Winner for Everyone at the Party

Gluten Free Chipotle Turkey Sliders


I received free samples of Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic Crackers from Dare Foods Incorporated mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe, I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Dare foods Inc. and am eligible to win prizes associated with this contest. I was not compensated for my time.



In celebration of Celiac Awareness Month, Dare Foods offered a challenge to Recipe Reduxers. Create a tasty recipe using their new gluten free crackers. Breton has recently introduced two new gluten free crackers with the same great Breton quality, taste and texture: Breton Gluten Free Original with Flax Seeds and Breton Gluten Free Herb and Garlic. I found Breton’s gluten free crackers at my local Shop Rite supermarket. Regular price is $2.49 per box.  I used the Herb and Garlic for my recipe below although either variety would have been fine.




These crackers taste delicious. They have great tender-crisp texture and don’t have a “diet” taste or feel to them. They worked perfect as the “bun” for my sliders. I also used 12 of these crackers, crushed, to the turkey mixture. I served the sliders open-faced on crackers on a bed of shredded kale and topped with chipotle-flavored mayonnaise and a slice of cherry tomato.



Sliders are always popular. These bite-size burgers are perfect for entertaining. Typical sliders of course are served on a wheat bun, which may be whole grain if you’re lucky. But a person avoiding gluten would normally have to eat the slider without the bun. Not with the sliders below. They are completely gluten free.



Here is the complete recipe.
Gluten-Free Chipotle Turkey Sliders

Ingredients:
1 4.76-ounce box of Breton Gluten Free Herb & Garlic Crackers (approximately 32 crackers), divided
1 pound lean ground turkey (93% lean)
1 large egg, slightly beaten
2 medium green onions, trimmed and sliced thin
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, or to taste
2 medium kale leaves, shredded
10 tablespoons chipotle-flavored reduced-fat mayonnaise
7 cherry tomatoes, sliced crosswise
Directions:
Place 12 Breton Gluten Free Crackers in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Combine crushed crackers with turkey, egg, green onion, tomato sauce, and chipotle pepper in bowl. Form 20 one-inch balls. Place patties in single layer in large non-stick skillet over medium-low heat, flattening them as you place them in pan. Cover and cook, turning 2 or 3 times, for about 10 to 12 total minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees on meat thermometer. Repeat pan frying process until all patties have been cooked.
To assemble, place 20 Breton Gluten Free Crackers on serving tray. Top each cracker with shredded kale, then cooked turkey patty. Top each patty with about 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle-flavored mayonnaise and one cherry tomato slice.

Makes 20 appetizer servings.
Nutrition Information per Appetizer Serving:
82 calories, 4.2 g total fat, 1.3 g saturated fat, 26 mg cholesterol, 0 g dietary fiber, 4.8 g protein, and 71 mg sodium.
Cost per Serving: $0.39
Pricing Note: all ingredients were at “regular” prices except ground turkey was on sale for $3.99 a pound.

Here are some prep photos.

Crush 12 crackers to add to turkey mixture

Turkey sliders cooking on stovetop

Be sure to check out these other gluten free favorites using Breton crackers. 

14 comments:

  1. SO clever! Love the ideas of the crackers being the mini buns - might make these for myself rather than wait until the next time I'm entertaining!

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    1. Sliders always seem to be a favorite. Crackers just sounded like a great mini bun alternative.

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  2. This is such a cute idea!! Something I would definitely make for a bbq appetizer or summer party!

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    1. I agree. Perfect party finger food.

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  3. Looks so good! I will certainly give this one a try!

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    1. Great. I hope you do. Of course, there are many variations you could make, too.

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  4. Turkey burger bites sound good for anytime!

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    1. Yes, I agree that they could be served any time of year. All the ingredients are readily available.

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  5. Great idea! Definitely a party winner!

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    1. Thanks, Jill. Yes, I plan to serve them at my next gathering of friends and family.

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  6. Great idea to make these in to sliders! I never order sliders b/c of the bun when I'm out to eat. Somehow it seems ok to order a regular burger w/out a bun, but not so with sliders for some reason, so I just never eat them. Definitely doing to change that and make these soon!

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    1. You see sliders on all kinds of menus, although I rarely order them myself. Think you'll like these.

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  7. Looks delicious! Congrats on winning!
    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. Yes, I'm so excited about winning.

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