Buffalo Turkey Burger Sliders

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I love the idea of comfort-bar food at home, and these have that amazing buffalo-wing flavor.

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These Buffalo Turkey Burger Sliders could be a serious part of our regular rotation. They have that amazing buffalo wing sauce flavor (pitch for Buffalo Chicken Chili, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, and Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs here), with a quick dip in a little butter and Frank’s Red Hot Sauce bath. And then they are topped with a creamy blue cheese sauce. Pass these around at your next game day and make your crowd very happy! Serve with Sweet Potato Fries and perhaps pair them with Chipotle Beef Sliders.

Buffalo Turkey Burger Sliders on a blue serving dish.

Buffalo Turkey Sliders with Blue Cheese Sauce: Make these buffalo wing-inspired mini burgers for your next game day gathering.

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Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise
  • Crumbled blue cheese – For the tangy sauce; crumble your own, or buy pre-crumbled.
  • Milk – Just a little bit to loosen the blue cheese sauce topping.
  • Egg
  • Onion – Red or yellow.
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Ground turkey – I like using 85/15% turkey, which has more dark meat mixed in and is more flavorful and juicy.
  • Canola or vegetable oil – For coating the pan.
  • Melted butter – This will be blended with the hot sauce.
  • Frank’s Red Hot Sauce – The brand synonymous with the Buffalo craze.
  • Slider rolls – You can also use King’s Hawaiian rolls, which are a little sweeter.
Buffalo Turkey Burger Sliders with blue cheese sauce on a blue oval serving plate.

How to Make Buffalo Turkey Sliders

  1. Make the blue cheese sauce: Combine the mayo, blue cheese, and milk.
  2. Make the sliders: In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg, then mix in the onion, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Add the turkey and combine thoroughly. Form the mixture into 8 2-inch patties, and make a little indent in the center of each so that when they cook and the middle swells out a bit, they will end up flat.
  3. Cook the sliders: Lightly oil a large skillet and cook the burgers over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Make the Buffalo Sauce: While the burgers are cooking, combine the melted butter and hot sauce in a shallow bowl.
  5. Finish the sliders: Dip both sides of the cooked patties into the butter-hot sauce mixture and place on the bottom of a roll. Top with the blue cheese sauce and the top of the roll and serve warm.

Tips

  • When you form the mixture into 8 2-inch patties, make a little indent in the center of each so that when they cook and the middle swells out a bit, they will end up flat.
  • The slider patties are pretty soft, so these aren’t actually great for the grill, much better in a pan.
  • Be sure to get slider buns because these would get totally lost in regular-sized buns.
  • If you like, before you cook up the burgers, toast the buns cut side down in the lightly oiled skillet for about 1 minute over medium-high heat.

P.S. Try Chipotle Barbecue Turkey Burgers to keep the movement going.

Buffalo Turkey Burger Slider with sweet potato fried on a plate.

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Buffalo Turkey Burger Sliders

I love the idea of comfort-bar food at home, and these have that amazing buffalo-wing flavor.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 People
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Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup minced onion (red or yellow)
  • cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • Coarse or kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • Canola or vegetable oil (for coating the pan)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 8 slider rolls

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl combine the mayo, blue cheese and milk.
  • In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg, add the onion, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper, and mix well, then add the turkey and use your hands or a spoon to combine thoroughly. Form the mixture into 8 2-inch patties, and make a little indent in the center of each so that when they cook and the middle swells out a bit, they will end up flat.
  • Lightly oil a large skillet and cook the burgers over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. While the burgers are cooking, combine the melted butter and hot sauce in a shallow bowl.
  • After the burgers have cooked, dip each one on both sides into the butter-hot sauce mixture, and place on the bottom of a roll. Top with the blue cheese sauce and the top of the roll and serve warm.

Notes

  • When you form the mixture into 8 2-inch patties, make a little indent in the center of each so that when they cook, and the middle swells out a bit, they will end up flat.
  • The slider patties are pretty soft, so they aren’t great for the grill; they’re much better in a pan. 
  • Be sure to get slider buns, because these would get totally lost in regular-sized buns. 
  • If you like, before you cook the burgers, toast the buns cut side down in a lightly oiled skillet for about 1 minute over medium-high heat.

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 128mg, Sodium: 670mg, Potassium: 410mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 327IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 121mg, Iron: 3mg
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About Katie Workman

Katie Workman is a cook, a writer, a mother of two, an activist in hunger issues, and an enthusiastic advocate for family meals, which is the inspiration behind her two beloved cookbooks, Dinner Solved! and The Mom 100 Cookbook.

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  1. susan @ the wimpy vegetarian says:

    Love these turkey burgers! They look full of flavor!! Love doing the #SummerSoiree with you :-)

    1. Katie Workman says:

      likewise!