Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A twist on turkey burgers

Add some delicious color to your regular ground turkey

 We started eating more turkey products this year after the beard had his gal bladder removed. It's healthier than ground beef and just as tasty in my opinion. My mom sent me a pack of recipes when I was living in Old Orchard Beach and these soy ginger turkey burgers were amongst the few that I just had to try!

Fresh minced garlic (approx. 3 cloves)
Fresh minced (or grated) ginger root
Chopped green onion
Chopped (or shredded) carrot
Chopped red bell pepper
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 lb. lean ground turkey
Salt & Pepper to taste
Avocado & Swiss Cheese (Optional toppings)
Whole wheat buns
Serves 4-6 people

Step 1. Chop & prepare all vegetables. 

Step 2. Mix ground turkey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, green onion, carrot, bell pepper, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Form patties to your desired size. (You can make regular burgers or try minis for delicious turkey sliders and place them on a dinner roll for a smaller version. Also -- prepare some ahead of time and freeze for later using wax paper to separate burgers.)

Step 3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet (medium to medium low heat) or toss these onto a preheated grill.

Step 4. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, turning once. Burgers are done when they are cooked all the way through and the juice runs clear. 

Step 5. *Optional* Before removing burgers from heat I melted a slice of swiss on top. I also topped these with a few slices of avocado. You may also try some sauteed mushrooms as well.

These are packed with delicious flavor, I didn't even use any ketchup or mustard. There are lots of variations on these yummies -- Let me know if you try them & what you end up using!


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