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Turkey Chipotle Sliders

by The Grill Dads

  • 4-6 Servings
  • 30 mins Prep Time
  • 45 mins Total Time


  • 2 lbs. Ground Turkey (any lean point)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 package chipotle taco seasoning
  • 12 slices provolone cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 12 King’s Hawaiian buns
  • 3 oz. fresh watercress
  • 1 ½ cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup crema, also known as Mexican Table Cream
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. lime juice
  • 3 to 4 chipotles with the adobo
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Step 1

    Heat grill to medium-high heat or prepare a charcoal grill for direct heat.
  • Step 2

    Coat a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. Combine the turkey, taco seasoning, and olive in a large bowl, use clean hands to combine. Divide the turkey into 12 balls a little bigger than a ping-pong ball, about 2 ½ ounces each. Flatten each ball into a patty on the baking sheet. Use a clean kitchen towel to brush the grill grates with olive oil just before grilling.
  • Step 3

    Grill the turkey patties for 4 minutes, and then flip and continue to cook the other side for another 2 minutes. Add a slice of provolone to each burger and close the grill for 1 minute while the cheese melts.
  • Step 4

    Remove the burgers to a clean plate and toast the buns for 1 minute on the hot grill. Put each patty on a hawaiian bun, top with the chipotle mayo and the watercress just before serving.
  • Step 5

    For the Chipotle Mayo, combine the mayo, cream, honey, cilantro, lime juice, and chipotles in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine.
  • Step 6

    Season with salt and pepper and store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to use, up to 5 days in advance.

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