Ruth Chris Sweet Potato Casserole 

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup  flour
3/4 cup candied pecans chopped
1/4 cup melted butter

3/4 cup sugar or 2/3 cup agave
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 well beaten egg
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine crust mixture in bowl and set aside.
Combine sweet potato mixture ingredients in a bowl in the order listed.
Pour sweet potato mixture into baking dish sprayed with coconut oil.
Sprinkle crust mixture evenly onto sweet potato mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let set 30 minutes before serving.

Turkey Sliders with Sweet Potato Buns *submitted by Desralynn Cole


 2 large sweet potatoes or yams

1 tbsp of Cinnamon

1 tbsp of Brown Sugar

1 tsp of Nutmeg

Pinch of coarse sea salt

1 tsp of Cumin

Olive oil

3 tbsp of Butter ( melted)

1-lb of Ground Turkey

½ Red Onion finely chopped

2 Garlic gloves finely chopped

Old Bay Season (to taste)

*Tomato, Cheese and Spinach for garnish

Preheat Oven at 400 degrees

Sweet Potatoes 

In a separate bowl mix cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, cumin and sea salt set aside

Wash 2 large sweet potatoes horizontally cut into 1 inch thick slices. Be sure to cut an even number these slices will serve as the ‘buns’ for your turkey sliders. You  have 24 slices as this recipe will yield 12 sliders. (You can reduce the amount of slices for example if you only want 3 sliders only cut 6 slices.)

Drizzle olive oil on parchment paper, place slices down and sprinkle with mixture flip and repeat. Be sure to use your sight and taste to ensure that the sweet potatoes are seasoned to your liking. Once the slices are coated set aside

On a baking tray arrange your sweet potato slices, brush on a little more olive oil to the baking pan place in oven. Cook until soft, remove baking tray. For color and texture I ‘grilled’ the slices by placing them on the baking rack until they reached my desired color and softness. **You can also use a George Forman grill (in my the George Foreman grill would work better) Cook them until they are soft appear ‘grilled’  **

Turkey Patty Sliders

In a separate bowl (and while wearing gloves) mix ground turkey with onion, garlic and old bay (feel free to substitute or add any other seasoning you use for turkey meat. Please keep in mind that turkey meat NEEDS seasoning so don’t play yourself and skip out.  On parchment paper you are going to 1.5-2 inch ‘slider’ patties set aside.

Fry patties on medium high heat and once they are cooked thoroughly place the cheese on patties and set aside.

Assemble Sliders

Using the sweet potatoes as ‘buns’ assemble sliders with spinach, tomato on the bottom, add the turkey patty. Insert a pick to hold everything together. Brush the tops of sliders with melted butter and sprinkle a pinch of sea salt for garnish. 

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