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Slider sized turkey burgers are topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and an avocado-ranch dressing.

Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing on Taste and Tell

Photos Updated May 2014




Originally Posted June 12, 2010 – Since we are at the beginning of grilling season, I thought I’d bring out another burger from the archives. This one is full of so many of my favorite flavors, and you can never go wrong with sliders!! I did a few updates on this recipe, that included putting the bacon on top of the burger instead of in the meat and using a good bread. These definitely need to be added to your summer grilling plans!

Having a 16-month old is so much fun. I swear she gets smarter every day. Right now, her vocabulary is growing so much. But for the last month or so, our favorite word – by far – that Abbi says is “hamburger”. The funny thing is that she hasn’t really had a whole lot of hamburgers before, but it’s one of those words she started saying and now she says it all the time because she knows that it will make us laugh. There is just something about it that makes me giggle every time she says it.

You can’t tell me that isn’t the cutest thing you’ve ever heard!!

So in honor of Abbi and her love of hamburgers, I decided to make mini hamburgers. Because everything is better when it’s mini, right? This hamburger is like a club sandwich turned burger. If you love club sandwiches, and you love burgers, I’ll guarantee you’ll love this!

Recipe Notes: (see updates above as well. :) )

    • the recipe calls for “good-quality” bread. I would definitely follow that. That was my biggest mistake on this recipe – using cheap bread. I don’t normally buy the cheapest store brand bread, but for some reason, for this recipe I did. It totally fell apart when we ate these little burgers. I’m sure it would have been a lot less messy if I would have spent the extra 50 cents to upgrade the bread!
    • this recipe makes way more of the dressing than you will need. But it is great as a veggie dip or chip dip. It wasn’t bad to have extra, in my opinion!!
    • Both my husband and I thought that the flavor of the bacon was a bit lost inside of the burger. Next time, I’d just fry it up and serve it on top instead of in the burger.

Club Turkey Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

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Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing

Slider sized turkey burgers are topped with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and an avocado-ranch dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 3-4 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons poultry seasoning
  • salt and pepper
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or finely chopped
  • a small handful of fresh chives, finely chopped
  • a small handful of fresh dill, finely chopped
  • a small handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 16 slices good-quality white or whole wheat bread
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • lettuce leaves, for serving
  • 2 plum or vine-ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium high.
  2. Place the turkey in a large bowl. Add the grated onion, hot sauce, and poultry seasoning. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 8 and form into patties, about 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide. Drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Cook the patties on the grill pan or grill, turning once, until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. While the sliders are cooking, preheat the broiler.
  5. Place the avocado, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, chives, dill and parsley in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Process until you have a smooth, thick sauce.
  6. Use a 3-inch cookie cutter to cut out rounds of bread. Discard the crusts, or save to make breadcrumbs for another use. Arrange the bread on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler until browned.
  7. Serve the sliders with the lettuce, tomatoes and bacon and top with the avocado-ranch sauce.

Notes

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/saturdays-with-rachael-ray-club-burger-sliders-with-avocado-ranch-dressing/

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23 Responses to Club Burger Sliders with Avocado-Ranch Dressing {Saturdays with Rachael Ray}

  1. Brenda De Sousa says:

    Deborah, Abbi is TOO cute!!! I just love how she says hamburger, lol. Too sweet. :o) It's funny, Rachael said to use "good-quality" bread for my fishwiches too. I had run out of bread and had to go buy more for these sandwiches and it's a good thing as I ended up buying something better than I probably would have. They definitely needed a thicker, better-quality bread. Your sliders look so much fun to eat! Something else I've never made before but definitely need to. Have a great weekend!

  2. The Meal Planner says:

    Deborah your sliders look INCREDIBLE. Definitely going to have to try that recipes this summer.

  3. Pam says:

    Abbi is a doll and your sliders look delicious! Good job!

  4. Joanne says:

    I have to say, I was in a slightly bad mood. But then I watched Abbi and she put an instant smile on my face! Thanks for posting the video.

    These burgers look delicious. i've been in a burger mood lately which is weird for me. That dressing..mmm…avocado.

  5. Debbi Does Dinner Healthy says:

    I have these sliders bookmarked to make sometime. Thanks for the tips! They look great!

  6. Simply Life says:

    oh wow, those look great!

  7. Judi says:

    Abbi is too precious! And, the sliders look delicious. I'm especially interested in the dressing.
    My post is up now.

  8. RecipeGirl says:

    Your daughter is darling :)

    I love the idea of turning bread into slider buns. I must try this out!

  9. Heather says:

    Your daughter is too cute!

    I was totally going to make this recipe the other night for dinner to be able to share today as part of Saturday's with Rachael Ray. But then something came up and it ended up being a sandwich night!

    So when I saw you posted the same recipe I was originally going to make I decided to make a different RR burger recipe and a RR potato salad recipe to share next week. I am so excited that I now have some new RR recipes to share!

  10. Chef Aimee says:

    Abbi is super adorable!

    These sliders look so good, and the avocado ranch dressing looks drinkable on its own!

  11. Jessica {The Novice Chef} says:

    These look adorable! I bookmarked them so I can bring them to an upcoming BBQ! Simple adorable!

  12. grace says:

    that. is. precious. and it makes me crave a hamboogoo. :)

  13. steph says:

    Those are so cute!

  14. Memória says:

    SHE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!! I love how she says "hamburger"! The little burgers look fantastic. I love how the bread looks as well. I bet these would go well with homemade bread too.

  15. Cleare says:

    I love hamburger and I love the avocado dressing! Here in Rome it's very hot-umid climate today..and this recipe it's good for me!

  16. eatme_delicious says:

    Abbi is so cute!! And I love the sound of avocado ranch dressing mmm.

  17. Sophia says:

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Juiciest Burger Contest! It looks delicious!

  18. Crystal Oerman says:

    I made this for dinner tonight, but since I'm not too familiar with the flavor of ground turkey yet, it seemed to have kind of a strong sausage flavor….is that right? I wasn't sure if that's just the flavor of the turkey or if it was something in the recipe I added to it.

  19. Deborah says:

    Crystal – to me, ground turkey is usually a little bland. But maybe it was the bacon that gave it a sausage flavor? I'm not sure what else it could have been!?!

  20. Avocado ranch dressing sounds amazing–I’ll have to save that recipe for when I need a variation for my salads. :)

  21. Chels R. says:

    Look what popped up in my email today! You and two other bloggers whose mail I haven’t been getting. Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP? Hopefully, this trend will continue on. :)

    Cutest video EVER! I can’t believe how good she talked at 16 mths old! And this burger looks amazing. I want!

  22. These look amazing! Now that it’s summer time, it’s time to get the grill out. I can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  23. […] was actually inspired to make this dressing by one of you. A few weeks back, when I reposted the Club Burger Sliders with Avocado Ranch Dressing, I had a commenter mention that they would use the dressing recipe as a variation for her salads. A […]

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