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Zucchini Apple Turkey Sliders


  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 1 medium zucchini grated and liquid squeezed out (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small apple grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 heaping tablespoon apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 - 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mini burger buns
  • Arugula
  • Ketchup


  • 1) In a large bowl add the turkey meat, zucchini, apple, egg, apricot preserves, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Break up the meat mixture using a fork being careful not to over mix. You want the ingredients to be just combined. Using a fork to mix will help keep the mixture light. Add the breadcrumbs starting with 3/4 cup and add more as necessary. If the mixture seems too wet, add a little more breadcrumbs until it's just dry enough to come together and form patties.
  • 2) Using a spoon or an ice cream scooper, take about 1/4 cup of the mixture and form into small patties. At this point you can put them in the fridge until you're ready to grill, or use right away.
  • 3) Spray and preheat the grill. Cook patties 6-8 minutes on each side. If you are adding cheese, add the cheese the last 1-2 minutes of cooking until melted. Serve on a bun spread with ketchup and topped with arugula.