Here at Idiosyncrazies, we have embarked on Burger Week. Well, I wish I could say that I like to deviate from the norm here, but seriously we are normally very BORING and PREDICTABLE when it comes to burgers. So, with that in mind, I challenged myself to step outside the box on this one, cold turkey. Actually, Black Jack Turkey Sliders.
First mix up the blackening seasoning mix in a small bowl:
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
Next, work on the special sauce, mixing the following ingredients in a small bowl:
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 TBS ketchup
- 1 TBS yellow mustard
- 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 tsp pickled relish
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
Now for the important part, the meat:
- 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
- kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 dash worcestershire sauce
- olive oil for cooking
- 12 soft dinner rolls, split
- 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
Heat a large cast iron griddle over medium-high heat.
Add the ground turkey to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese, mustard and worcestershire sauce and mix until combined. Form the meat mixture into 12 equal patties, sprinkling both sides of the patties with the blackening spice.
Brush the griddle with the olive oil. Cook the burger for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve on split rolls topeed with the tomatoes and Special Sauce.
Hubby was skeptical when I announced we were trying something new, but I believe I got him to come over to the dark (blackened, to be exact) side.