Slide Over and Give Me a Bruschetta Burger

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While making the family lunch today I realized there was not enough ground beef to make all of us hamburgers. So I made my own lunch with a bit of ground turkey. And wouldn’t you know, my kids all swiped my lunch to go along with their burgers!

So what started out as a lunch for mom turned into an appetizer for a party , or your next Friday game night starter. I made a 2 serving version of this today, so here’s the recipe, scaled up, for your next get together.

Turkey Bruschetta Sliders

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 egg
5 Tb ground flax seed
1 1/2 Tb Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/3 cup prepared bottled bruschetta
1 1/4 cup shredded skim mozzarella cheese
cooking spray
1 loaf French baguette

Sun dried Tomato Aioli
1/3 cup olive oil mayonnaise
2 Tb sun dried tomato pesto

In a large bowl combine ground turkey, egg, ground flax and seasonings. Heat a large griddle over medium heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Form turkey mixture into 20 small patties. Place on grill. Cook about 4-5 min per side, or until no longer pink. Remove from griddle to plate to rest.

Slice baguette lengthwise, then crosswise into 10 slices, to make 20. Spray cut side lightly with cooking spray and place on griddle for about 1-2 minutes, until lightly toasted.

Prepare Sun dried Tomato Aioli by combining mayonnaise and pesto in a small bowl. Spread each baguette slice with 2 tsp of aioli. Place baguettes with aioli on a large cookie sheet. Place a turkey patty on each baguette and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon mozzarella cheese. Place under broiler and broil for about 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Drizzle each slider with 1 scant teaspoon bruschetta and serve.

Serves 10, 2 sliders each. Prep 10 min. Cook 15 min.

These yummy little bites taste like pizza on a burger. Savory, cheesey and every bit delicious.

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