BEST OF 2018 EWWK: Taco Turkey Sliders


1 can (15.5oz.) low-sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 1/2 tablespoon low-sodium taco seasoning
12 mini slider buns (6")

Toppings (optional):
Greek yogurt or sour cream


Place the beans into a large bowl and mash. Add the turkey, cheese, bread crumbs, onions, garlic and seasoning. Mix until thoroughly combined.

Form 12 sliders from the meat mixture.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat for 3–5 minutes. Grill the sliders for 3–4 minutes per side or until the centers of the sliders are no longer pink and the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Serve on mini slider buns. Top with optional toppings.

Yield: 12 servings (1 slider with slider bun)
Nutriets Breakdown: Calories 240, Total Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 25 mg, Sodium 360 mg, Carbohydrate 31 g, Fiber 3 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 15 g

** Need a little sauce for your sliders? Mix ½ teaspoons of low-sodium taco seasoning with ¼ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream. This makes a great dip for chips too!