Barbecue turkey burger slider
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Barbecue Turkey Burger Sliders

Smoky barbecue turkey burger sliders are perfect appetizers for game day. Saucy cheesy and exploding with flavor as party food should be!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, barbecue, burgers, sliders, turkey
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Ty


  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2/3 c dark barbecue sauce divided
  • 1/2 small yellow onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 small jalapeño finely diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 12 slider buns
  • 1 c monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1/4 c red onion diced optional
  • 1/4 c chopped cilantro leaves optional
  • 1 avocado sliced optional
  • 2 tbsp salted butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp parsley flakes


  • Blend together the ground turkey, onion, garlic, jalapeño, oil, 1/3 cup of barbecue sauce, paprika, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Press the mixture into an 8x11 baking dish. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until temperature reaches 165°.
  • Slice a whole loaf of Hawaiian buns lengthwise removing the top. Layer the cheese followed by the turkey burger, the remaining barbecue sauce, and toppings. Replace the bun top and brush with melted butter. Bake for another 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg