Turkish Meatball Sliders
Recipe type: appetizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 24 sliders
For 2 pounds ground meat
  • ¼ cup finely minced onion
  • 2-4 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
For the spice blend
  • 2 tablespoons dried mint
  • 3 tablespoons smoky paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste (1 teaspoon each is a good start)
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and work the mix well to ensure even distribution. (The mix should be smoother than you may be used to.)
  2. At this point you could test the blend by frying up a small amount and making any adjustments you like.
  3. If time allows, let the mix stand for at least an hour before cooking.
  4. Divide the mix into equal portions and form the sliders. We formed them to fit the rolls we'd bought and had some extras.
  5. Cook the sliders using whatever method you'd like until they're just the way you like them.
Recipe by Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen at https://lydiasflexitariankitchen.com/turkish-meatball-sliders/