The Revolution: The Neelys Beer Cocktail & Turkey Slider Recipes


The Revolution: Neelys Super Bowl Recipes

Americans eat 11 million pounds of potato chips on Super Bowl Sunday. TV chefs Pat & Gina Neely, of Down Home With The Neelys, joined Harley Pasternak to share some lighter Super Bowl menu alternatives.

Gina said you are still getting your Super Bowl favorites, but these are healthier versions. Pat said they have worked over the years “to create healthy dishes without sacrificing the flavor.” Weirdly, The Neelys refuse to take their jewelry off to cook.


The Neely's Light Mexican Beer Cocktail

The Neely's Turkey Sliders are the perfect thing for a Superbowl Party!

Kosher Salt Vs Iodized Salt

Gina Neely said Kosher Salt is not broken down like Iodized Salt is. Reduced fat cheese is a great calorie cutting swap. Worcestershire Sauce is one trick to add a little moisture to turkey, which is a drier meat. The Grill Pan or Griddle allows excess fat to drip off your meat as it cooks.

The Revolution: The Neelys Turkey Slider Recipe


  • 1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey
  • Dash Kosher Salt
  • 2 Cloves Diced Garlic
  • 1 Chopped Shallot
  • ¼ cup reduced fat Cheddar Cheese
  • Dash Worcestershire Sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Wheat Slider Rolls
  • Favorite Condiments


  1. Add Kosher Salt, Garlic, and Shallots to Turkey.
  2. Mix in Cheddar Cheese and Worcestershire.
  3. Make Turkey into about 12 small patties.
  4. Drizzle Olive Oil over heated Grill Pan or Griddle.
  5. Place patties in Pan or on Griddle, and cook thoroughly, at least five minutes per side.
  6. Check to make sure meat is cooked using a meat thermometer. It should reach an internal temperature of 165.
  7. Place cooked patties on Wheat Rolls and add your favorite condiments.

The average slider is 343 calories and 12 grams of fat, but The Neely recipe has 117 calories and just 6.8 grams of fat.

The Revolution: Beer Cocktail Recipe

You’ll want something to drink with your sliders, so The Neelys have a beer cocktail recipe for you. Chili Powder helps your body burn calories and makes a great presentation, while light beer cuts calories and hot sauce adds some zest.


  • Beer Glasses
  • Lime
  • Chili Powder
  • ¼ cup Sweetened Lime Juice
  • 2 12 ounce bottles of light Mexican beer
  • Dash Hot Sauce


  1. Rim the glasses with the lime. Dip the rim in Chili Powder.
  2. Pour Lime Juice into a pitcher.
  3. Add two light Mexican beers to the pitcher.
  4. Add hot sauce to beer.
  5. Serve beer in rimmed glasses

The Neelys Celebration Cookbook Review

The Neelys have a new cookbook called The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook, with recipes for holidays and other special occasions. Click here to purchase your copy of The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook.

Down Home With The Neelys airs Saturday mornings on Food Network.


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