Mini Turkey Burgers for Summer Parties

Most kids like minature versions of things and these cute little bitesize burgers are no exception.  We made these little Turkey Burgers for the kids and they were a huge success.  So if you're having a summer birthday party, or even a cookout with kids present, try these little mini burgers.

And you don't need little rolls, because you can make the mini rolls from slices of bread, crusts work especially well.  Just follow this recipe for your own mini burgers.  Obviously, you can substitute beef for the turkey, but we are partial to the turkey.

To make the bitesize turkey burgers:

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey

1 ½ tsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp pineapple tidbits

¼ cup finely diced apple

1 tbsp grape jelly

1/8 tsp chili powder

Dash of salt

Dash of pepper

Dash of smoked paprika

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Bread to make mini rolls

Lettuce

Cherry tomatoes

Cheese

What to Do:

Combine all ingredients and shape into tiny patties, about 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. Cook little burgers over medium heat in a skillet, lightly browning on each side, about 3 minutes per side.  Test to make sure the center is completely cooked.  If baking in oven, approximate cooking time is 20 minutes.  (test with a meat thermometer, as temp should register 165 degrees)

Using a small round cookie cutter, or small glass or lid, cut out rounds from bread.  Use crusts to make the tops of your little rolls.  Add lettuce, slices of cherry tomato and rounds of cheese to turkey burgers, holding everything together with a toothpick.

Kristin Fitch & Sharon Pierce McCullough, the FoodChics

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