Backyard Sliders


1 lb. ground beef

1 lb. ground turkey

2 finely grated garlic cloves

2 ½ teaspoons Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

8 oz of goat cheese

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 large red onion, sliced into rounds

3 tablespoons Black Mission Fig Dark Balsamic Vinegar

12 slider buns

1 sliced avocado

2 cups of fresh spinach (washed)


1. Preheat grill or cast iron skillet med-high heat.

2. In a small bowl marinade onions with Black Mission Fig Balsamic – let sit for at least an hour. Onions will turn purple/red.

3. In a bowl combine ground beef, ground turkey, garlic, kosher salt, and pepper. Form into 12 small patties. Set aside.

4. In a small bowl combine goat cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Set aside.

5. Grill the patties until golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Toast the buns on grill for 15 seconds. Spread the tops of the bun with the goat cheese mixture, add cooked patties, onions, avocado and spinach. (optional – sauté onions, add tomatoes)