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Year-Round Holiday Turkey Sliders with Zesty Cranberry Ketchup

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Ocean Spray
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The secret is in the sauce with this mixture of ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and cranberry sauce.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
30 min
Recipe Servings


1/3 cup ketchup

2 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard

3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

2/3 cup Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce, mashed

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons butter

1 small onion, peeled and thinly sliced

1/2 cup Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries

1 1/2 pounds freshly ground turkey

1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed and finely crumbled

1/4 cup thick and creamy horseradish

1/3 cup freshly minced cilantro

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

18 small dinner rolls, about 2 inches in diameter, split and toasted

5.4 ounces Boursin style herb and garlic flavored cheese, at room temp.

3 cups baby arugula leaves, washed and dried


In a small glass bowl, combine ketchup, mustard, brown sugar and cranberry sauce. Microwave on medium-high power for 1 minute. Stir until mixture is smooth and well blended. Set aside. 

In a large skillet, warm oil and butter over medium heat; saute onion and craisins, for 5 minutes. Set aside and keep warm. 

Preheat broiler 

In a large bowl combine turkey, sausage, horseradish, cilantro, salt and pepper. Mix to combine. 

Moisten hands and shape mixture into 18 mini burgers. Lightly spray broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray. Place burgers on broiler pan; brush lightly with Zesty Cranberry Ketchup; broil 3 minutes; turn; brush generously with glaze and broil another 3 minutes. 

Serving Tip

Spread bottom half of rolls with cheese and then layer with arugula leaves; glazed turkey burger; then with the sauted onion and cranberry mixture; and then cover with the top of the bun.


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