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Turkey Sliders with Chipotle Tartar Sauce

Turkey makes is a lean mean burger. Grill it low and slow to for a juicy burger, and pair it with this zesty chipotle tartar sauce for a burger you won't soon forget.

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time25 mins
  • Cook time30 mins
  • Serves4
  • Recommended HardwoodCherry


Mayonnaise3 Tbsp.
Milk2 Tbsp.
Onion, finely minced2 Tbsp.
Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub1-1/2 tsp.
Fresh Bread Crumbs (not dried)1/2 cup
Sesame Slider Buns or small Dinner Rolls12
Thinly sliced Plum Tomatoes, Red Onion, Leaf Lettuce or Arugulafor serving
Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp.
Dijon-style Mustard2 tsp.
Ground Turkey1 1/2 lbs.
Tartar Sauce:
Mayonnaise1 cup
Green Onions, trimmed and minced2
Pickle Relish2 Tbsp.
Chipotle Chile in adobo sauce 1/2-1 chile, plus 1 tsp. of the adobo sauce
Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub1 1/2 tsp.


Make the Chipotle Tartar Sauce: In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, green onion, pickle relish, chipotle chile, adobo sauce, and Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub. Whisk to combine. Cover and chill if not serving immediately.

Make the sliders: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, milk, minced onion, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and Traeger Pork and Poultry Rub and whisk to combine. Stir in the bread crumbs.

Add the ground turkey, and using wet hands and a light touch, mix the meat with the mayonnaise and bread crumb mixture. Wet hands again, if needed, and form the mixture into 12 patties. Use your thumbs to create a wide depression in the center of each. (Cover and chill if making ahead.)

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 300F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

Grill the sliders until they are cooked through and the internal temperature reads 160 on an instant-read meat thermometer, 30 to 35 minutes.

Transfer the sliders to the bottom half of the buns. Top with the Chipotle Tartar Sauce, desired condiments, and the top half of the bun. Serve immediately with the remaining Tartar Sauce.

  • Difficulty3/5
  • Prep time25 mins
  • Cook time30 mins
  • Serves4
  • Recommended HardwoodCherry

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