April 19, 2012

Turkey Time!

I know I showed you last time how to cook your turkey burger with vegetables, but this time I am going to show you how to make the burgers!

Using turkey is a great alternative to using beef in your burger grilling extravaganza. You are able to get a nice lean portion of meat that is a lot lower in saturated fat than beef (Remember: saturated fat is the stuff that can clog your arteries!).

I know, I know you can buy very lean portions of ground beef now as well, however it can end up a little dry. The best thing about lean turkey? You can impart lots of flavor in the burgers using a few trick (I'll show you!) and lean turkey is typically cheaper than super-lean ground beef!

I'd call that winning...

Now on to the good stuff:

Print this recipe!

Spicy Turkey Burgers

  • 0.75 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 of a small onion, diced
  • 1/4 of a small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 heaping tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 dash of salt

Place the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, sauté the onion in the pan until is becomes semi-translucent and just a tad brown around the edges. At this point, put in your red bell pepper and sauté until everything is soft and golden brown in color. This should take about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

When it looks like this, add the bell peppers!

In a medium bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients. When the onions and peppers and cool enough to touch, dump those in the bowl as well.

Throughly combine all of the ingredients together with your hands. If the mixture is too wet, add a little more breadcrumbs so that everything will come together.

Shape burgers into 3.5 - 4 ounces a piece (or divide mixture into four equal portions).
Sorry, it was dark!
Grill until completely done!

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