Sliders are easy to serve and fun-to-eat appetizers, and Clean Eating's healthier version strips them of the requisite greasy patty and corn syrup–laden sauces, without sacrificing flavor.
1 medium onion, grated, divided
1 lb extra-lean ground turkey
2 tbsp low-sodium tamari soy sauce
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
16 small whole-wheat or multigrain rolls, cut in half
4 slices low-fat cheese, cut into quarters (optional)
16 to 20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
16 small pieces lettuce
4 slices low-fat cheese, cut into quarters, optional
Set aside 2 tsp onion for homemade ketchup. In a large bowl, mix together remaining onion, turkey, soy sauce and spices. Form 16 little patties, about 2 inches in diameter, with clean, slightly damp hands. Place patties on a tray or plate.
Heat nonstick or cast iron pan over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Mist pan with cooking spray; let heat for 1 more minute. Add patties and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until juices run clear when pressed down with a spatula.
To assemble sliders, place 1 patty on bottom half of a roll, top with 2 to 3 cherry tomato halves, 1 lettuce leaf and 1 piece cheese, if desired; then add top half of roll. Serve with 1 to 2 tsp Homemade Ketchup. Repeat with remaining patties and accompaniments.
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