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Buffalo Turkey Sliders

Buffalo Turkey Sliders


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus some for drizzling

  • 2 ribs celery, very finely chopped

  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated or very finely chopped

  • 1 small onion, grated or very finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or chopped

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast

  • 1 rounded tablespoon Old Bay seasoning

  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot brand

  • 1 cup reduced fat sour cream

  • 1/3 pound blue cheese, crumbled

  • A splash of milk or cream

  • Chopped lettuce or spicy watercress, for topping

  • 4 tablespoons chives, chopped, for garnish

  • 12 whole wheat slider-size buns or sliced brioche dinner rolls

  • Carrot and celery sticks, for garnish


Heat the EVOO in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the celery, carrot, onion, garlic, salt and pepper and cook to tender-crisp, 7-8 minutes. Let cool. Place the cooled vegetables and meat in a bowl. Season with Old Bay, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Mix and form twelve patties and drizzle each with EVOO. Heat a cast iron griddle or other griddle or grill pan. Combine the sour cream, blue cheese and a splash of milk or cream in a small bowl. Add the burgers to the hot pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side. Pile the burgers on the buns with the lettuce or cress, a dollop of blue cheese topping and garnish with chives. Serve with carrot and celery sticks alongside. This is one of many "Yum-o!" recipes – it's good and good for you. To find out more about Yum-o!, Rachael's nonprofit organization, go to