Wheat Beer and Orange BBQ Turkey Sliders | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors
Makes 12 sliders (serves 4)

Turkey Sliders

1 bottle (12 ounce) Belgium-style wheat beer
1 ½ pounds ground turkey
½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped scallions
Grated zest of one large orange
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Orange Beer BBQ Sauce

¾ cup orange juice
¼ cup honey mustard
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 ½ tablespoons butter
12 brioche or other small dinner rolls


Prepare the turkey sliders by combing in large bowl ¼ cup of the wheat beer, ground turkey, red pepper, orange zest, salt and pepper. Stir to mix well. Shape mixture by ¼ size cups into twelve, three-inch round sliders, about ¾ to 1 inch thick. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan, whisk together remaining beer, orange juice, honey mustard, vinegar, tomato paste and butter. Stir to blend well. Reduce heat to medium; boil 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until sauce is thickened, and mixture is reduced to one cup. Cool sauce to room temperature. Reserve ½ cup of sauce for serving with sliders.
Spray broiler pan or grilling rack with olive oil cooking spray. Prepare gas or charcoal grill or preheat broiler. Place sliders on grill or under broiler and cook 8 minutes, turning and brushing sliders with orange beer BBQ sauce until fully cooked through. Serve on split soft dinner rolls with reserved sauce.