Thanksgiving Turkey Burger Bites bring together the sweet, salty and savory, flavors from your Thanksgiving table, including toasty marshmallow, cranberry sauce and leftover stuffing in incredibly mouthwatering burger bites!
Mini Burger BunsI recommend Trader Joe's if you can find them
Butterfor toasting buns
In a small skillet, over medium heat, melt 1 tbsp butter until just starts to bubble. Add fresh sage leaves. Fry until sage leaves start to change color, turning frequently. Don't let the burner get too hot, turn heat down if necessary. You don't want the butter to burn.
Remove sage leaves and lie on paper towel to dry. Set aside browned butter you used to fry sage leaves. You will add this to your burger mix.
Place ground turkey and leftover turkey stuffing in medium sized mixing bowl. Crumble 6 of the sage leaves into the bowl, then top with the browned butter from frying the sage leaves. Mix together with hands until combined.
Spray slider pan with cooking spray. Shape ground turkey mixture into mini burger bites and place in slider pan. Put lid on top of slider pan and place pan over medium high heat and cook until burgers are done (about 5-7 minutes). Remove from heat. Leave lid on top of burgers until ready to assemble.
Combine mayonnaise, cranberry sauce, and lime juice until well blended.
Butter mini burger buns and place under high heat broiler to brown. Watch carefully as they can burn quickly. Remove from oven.
Assemble burger as follows:
Spread a little bit of cranberry mayo on bottom of bun.
Place mini burger on bottom of bun.
Top mini burger with fried sage leaf
Toast marshmallow as desired. I toast mine over my gas range. Be cautious when toasting the marshmallow as they can easily catch fire if they come into direct contact with flame or heat.
Top mini burger with toasted marshmallow.
Spread a little more cranberry mayo on top bun (if desired)