Mini Cheesy Turkey Sliders in Puff Pastry

Some days I just hate hiking. It doesnt happen often that I have those days but today I had an incident where I dropped my new Patagonia sweater on the trail and had to back track two miles all uphill to go back for it.

If it had been any other sweater there was no way I would have done that.  I had been pretty exited three minutes before my sweater went missing. I had discovered a new trail while hiking in the San Gorgonio Wilderness with the pup. Not only did I discover a new trail but the discovery of this trail cuts off about a mile and a quarter of the South Fork hike to the top of San Gorgonio! That’s cutting off a mile and a half of a twenty-two mile hike! So yes, I had plenty of reasons to be happy.

Unfortunately finding a new trail means getting slightly lost and hiking way farther today than I meant to. By the end of the hike I was practically pushing and dragging Carly dog back to the car. She wasn’t the only one done with hiking.

My sciatic nerve has been killing me the last few months and it does feel better when I get out and move but even I will admit that I over did it today. It didnt help that there was two feet of snow in places to meander through.

By the time we wandered back to the car eleven miles, five hours and over two thousand calories burned later I was starving.

I was also still thirty minutes from our mountain kitchen where I was making these delicious Turkey Balls for dinner. At least that is the unofficial name for them… Amber’s delicious Cheese Filled Turkey Balls!


Mini Cheesy Turkey Sliders  in Puff Pastry

1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup shredded Pepper jack cheese
1/4 cup cream cheese

3 tab mayo

4 sheets puff pastry, room temperature

Mix the bbq sauce and the ground turkey. Roll each into 1/4 cup size balls so you have 16 total. Set aside.

Mix the cream cheese. shredded pepper jack and mayo.

Roll out the puff pastry. Cut each piece of puff pastry into quarters. Spread some cheese sauce on each piece of puff pastry, being careful to not get it around the edges.  Top with a turkey ball. Roll the sides of the puff pastry up so that all the meat is covered and seal the edges.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until they are slightly browned on top.


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