Turkey Slider Bites on a Brussels Bun
Slightly salty, slightly smoky, slightly tangy from that grainy, textured mustard, this is a recipe that layers on all of the best flavors destined to make brussels sprouts a healthy lifestyle star.
Adapted via NY Times with a Marissa “menu makeover” twist.
6 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 large sweet or yellow onions, chopped
Salt, to taste
20 large brussels sprouts
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 (4) ounce homemade turkey burgers, cut in half width-wise and then into thin long slices
5 tsp. grainy Dijon mustard
1.Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil, heat for a minute, then add the onions and a sprinkling of salt. Stir frequently, making sure to stir from the bottom of the pan up, to dislodge any sticking onions. They will begin to yellow and shrink in volume, as they darken from yellow to more of a caramel color, lower the heat. Keep cooking until they are at the desired state. This usually takes between 25 and 35 minutes. Let cool.
2.Preheat the oven to 375F. Cut the brussels sprouts in half from top to bottom.
3.Mix together 4 Tbsp. olive oil, pressed garlic, cumin, and cayenne in a bowl to make the marinade. Arrange sliced cooked premade turkey burgers in a single layer in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Pour half the marinade on top. Let sit for 20 minutes.
4.Meanwhile, with the remaining marinade, dip brussels sprout halves. Remove and let sit cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 20 minutes, until sprouts soften and edges are crisp.
5.Bake turkey burger slices 18-25 minutes, or until edges are browned. Remove from oven, and cut into pieces to fit size of each brussels sprout.
6.Take one half of a brussels sprout and smear with mustard. Add a piece of cut turkey burger and add some onions. Take the other half of the brussels sprout and position it so the two spouts are like the buns on a burger, with the cut sides facing each other, and secure with a toothpick.
7.Serve immediately, or keep warm on a baking pan in the oven.