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Mexican Style Turkey Sliders
1 lb. ground turkey breast (or regular ground turkey or beef)
4 tablespoons olive oil (2 for the burgers if using turkey breast and 2 for the pan to saute them)
4 teaspoons of taco seasoning (recipe below)
1/4 cup salsa of your choice (I used fresh salsa)
1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until thoroughly blended. Divide into 6 equal portions and shape into small burgers (sliders). In a large non-stick skillet, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil (or preferred oil) and heat to medium. When the pan is hot, add the burgers and cook approximately 5 minutes or so on each side or until golden brown. Flip and continue cooking on the other side until done (no pink remaining). Remove when burgers are cooked through and golden brown. If desired, serve topped with salsa, avocado, tomatoes or sour cream.
*Note: See taco seasoning ingredients below.
* Taco Seasoning (blend all ingredients together in a small bowl):
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Makes approximately 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning (enough to season approximately 1 pound of meat).