Football food has been amped up without sacrificing taste and calories. I cannot tell a lie: I ate a half dozen of these bad boys in about 8 minutes and I’m NOT sorry….I just could not stop. These are awesome for several reasons: 1. you can make them the day/night before, throw them back in a crockpot the day of the game. 2. they are turkey, they are healthier without sacrificing any of the flavor. 3. you’ll enjoy these in small bites–your other hand will be free for trash talking, corn hole, beverage consumption, or other activities. 4. they’re effing delicious. the end. You could easily turn these into a full on meal, make subs, toss a toothpick in each one for a ‘fancy’ appetizer, or just eat them standing at the pan while you pretend no one sees you actually doing it. Until you get called out. Then you just shrug your shoulders while your mouth is full.
I used 90/10 ground turkey because it was on sale. I chose to make homemade mini-buns because my local grocery store didn’t have ay ‘good looking ones’ in the bread display. I also just like making fresh bread at home because I know exactly what goes into it and the house smells pretty bitching while it’s doing it’s thing. Please, buy buns. You’ve got other things to do. Like eat more of these suckers.
20 min. + 20 min. cook time
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/4 finely chopped onion
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 /2 c. bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp. italian seasoning
- 1/4 c. parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl together with your bare hands.
- Make appropriate sized meatballs for your buns and put in a 9×13 pan. Mine were about 1 inch all around.
- Bake for about 20 min. until cooked through.
- Slather with sauce now or put in the crockpot on low/warm with the sauce.
- Have folks build their sliders with buns, sauce, and cheese.
- Crush as many mini sliders as you can immediately.