BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Turkey-Cheddar Sliders

  • Prep Time 0:15
  • Cook Time 0:15
  • Estimated Cost $10.00

I got a little overexcited today at Trader Joe’s. There I was, doing my regular shopping, picking up eggs, half-and-half, coffee, etc, when I stumbled upon mini hamburger buns in the bread aisle. In a pack of 8 for less than $1.50, I pretty much couldn’t resist. My very audible gasp of exhilaration made the cute guy shopping next to me snicker, but I didn’t care. I just threw them in my basket, made a dash for the ground turkey and the rest is history.


  • 3/4 lb lean ground turkey $3
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided Pantry
  • 1 onion, half diced, half sliced thinly $0.50
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced Pantry
  • 2 oz. white cheddar cheese, cut into 1/8" pieces $3.50 for 8 oz
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry
  • 8 miniature hamburger buns (or 3" dinner rolls) $1.50
  • 1 avocado, sliced into 1" pieces $1.50


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a small frying pan over low. Add sliced onion and allow to caramelize while you prepare the rest of the recipe. This should take 12-15 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the turkey, garlic, diced onion, cheddar cheese and a generous pinch of both salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Form mixture into 8 2" patties. Set on a clean plate. Be sure to wash your hands well after working with raw turkey.
  3. Brush a grill pan or cast iron pan with the remaining tbsp of olive oil and heat to medium-high heat. Place patties in pan and cook until firm on the inside and nicely grilled on the outside, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Cut open one burger to test done-ness before serving.
  4. To assemble burgers, place a miniature turkey burger on each bun's bottom half. Garnish each burger with caramelized onions and a couple of slices of avocado. Top with each bun's top half and secure with a toothpick if necessary.

Makes 8 sliders.

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Scott K, on Feb 25, 10:34 AM, wrote:

Absolutely love sliders. I make them with turkey as well.

Xandra, on Feb 25, 10:41 PM, wrote:

I am drooling right now. I’m a college freshman and your blog is the culinary sunshine in my world. Thank you so much for giving me ideas for things in my budget!

NomNomNom, on Feb 26, 01:15 PM, wrote:

I just found your site and LOVE it. I am a grad student, but love to cook. So I am really excited about reading through your recipes.

tia, on Feb 28, 04:12 PM, wrote:

wow, they look cute and yummy!

Andrew, on Mar 7, 08:12 PM, wrote:

I made the sliders yesterday, except added balsamic vinegar to the onions & grilled the patties on the BBQ. This is the first recipe I’ve tried from BrokeAss Gourmet and I have to say…BrokeAss=KICK ASS! The sliders were oh so YUMMY, and I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

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