Barbecue Turkey Sliders


Crispy onions, 3-pepper Colby Jack cheese, and a sweet barbecue sauce are the perfect toppings on these turkey meatball sliders.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 sliders


  • 1 pound ground turkey

  • ½ cup rolled oats

  • ¼ cup hickory brown sugar barbecue sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray's®)

  • 2 teaspoons hickory smoke seasoning (such as Savory Spice® Red Rocks)

  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon tamari sauce

  • 6 brioche buns, halved


  • 3 slices three-pepper Colby-Jack cheese (such as Boar's Head), quartered, or to taste

  • cup crispy fried onions, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons hickory brown sugar barbecue sauce (such as Sweet Baby Ray's®), or to taste


  1. Combine turkey, oats, barbecue sauce, hickory seasoning, and granulated onion in a small bowl. Mix well and form into 1 1/2-ounce meatballs.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Pour water, Worcestershire, and tamari sauce into a 9x9-inch casserole dish. Place meatballs in the dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the centers, about 45 minutes. Toast brioche buns until golden, if desired.

  5. Serve meatballs on top of buns. Place a slice of cheese over each; top with crispy onions and barbecue sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

440 Calories
22g Fat
35g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 440
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 839mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 185mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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