Coaching Association of Canada

Thai Sliders



  • 3 lbs. lean ground turkey, pork or chicken (or you can use lean ground beef!)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • Zest of 2 limes (or 1 teaspoon lime juice)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce

 Mini pitas or whole wheat burger buns

 Makes 18-20 mini sliders



  1. Heat and clean BBQ grill or preheat oven to 375F and grease a sheet pan if doing in oven
  2. In a large bowl combine all slider ingredients.
  3. Form 18-24 mini patties or 10-12 medium sized burgers.
  4. Grill patties over medium heat for 2-4 minutes per side or until an internal temp of 160F is reached. If doing in oven, cook for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Place cooked sliders on top of mini pitas or whole grain or white (for a pre-practice choice lower in fiber) slider buns.
  6. Garnish with your favorite toppings. Try a spicy aioli or tzatziki for a zesty touch.


Nutrition Information (for 3 sliders with 3 mini whole wheat buns, not including any vegetable toppings or condiments)

  • Calories: 342
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Fibre: 1.6g


Sport Benefits: These little mini burgers make a perfect addition to any pasta, noodle or rice bowl. They freeze easily so that you can pop them into any dish for a quick recovery protein addition to your carbohydrate/grain of choice!

Recipe taken from PowerFuel Food, Planning Meals for Maximum Performance, by Angela Dufour, RD, CSSD, Performance Dietitian.