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Turkey Sliders with Chipotle Tartar Sauce

Turkey Sliders with Chipotle Tartar Sauce

By Traeger Kitchen

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

Prep Time

25 Min

Cook Time

30 Min




This recipe serves:


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Chipotle Tartar Sauce
1 Cup Mayonnaise
2 Whole green onion, finely chopped
2 Tablespoon pickle relish
1/2-1 chile from canned chipotles in Adobo sauce
1 Teaspoon Adobo Sauce from canned chipotles in Adobo sauce
As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
3 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoon milk
2 Tablespoon yellow onion, finely minced
1 1/2 Teaspoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 Cup fresh white breadcrumbs
1 1/2 Pound ground turkey
12 Whole sesame slider buns or small dinner rolls, for serving
Plum tomatoes, thinly sliced, for serving
Arugula, for serving
red onion, thinly sliced, for serving


  • 1

    Make the Chipotle Tartar Sauce. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, green onion, pickle relish, chipotle chili, adobo sauce, and Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub, and whisk to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  • 2

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

  • 3

    Add the ground turkey, and using wet hands gently mix the meat with the mayonnaise and bread crumb mixture. Wet hands again, if needed, and form the mixture into 12 patties.

  • 4

    Use your thumbs to create a wide depression in the center of each. Cover and refrigerate, if making ahead.

  • 5

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 300°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

  • 6

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a slider patty. Place the burgers directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook, turning once, until the internal temperature reaches 160°F, 30-35 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C


  • 7

    Remove the sliders from the grill. Transfer the sliders to the bottom half of the buns. Top with the Chipotle Tartar Sauce, tomatoes, onion, and arugula, as desired, and the top half of the bun. Serve immediately with the remaining tartar sauce. Enjoy!

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