Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Turkey Burger Heaven!


1 lb. of ground turkey meat
1 egg
10 baby bell peppers or 1 large pepper
½ a medium size onion
2 cloves of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Uncooked spinach
Whole Wheat, high fiber buns, bread etc.  You can also wrap this in lettuce and skip the bun.
Condiments and veggies of your choice (I use extra mustard and a teaspoon of mayo)
Optional fried egg if you are feeling naughty!

First I peel the onion and garlic and cut off the tops of the bell peppers.  I throw those into a food processor because I want these all to be finely minced.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, minced veggies and the egg.  I used fresh cracked pepper and sea salt right into the raw meat, but you can season after if you prefer.  Now for the fun part! (Grab your kids) Mix together all of the ingredients by hand.  This is a goopy nasty mess, but it’s oddly satisfying!  Grab about ½ cup of the turkey mixture and I form it into a ball.  This recipe does not call for bread crumbs so the meat is extra juicy.  To ensure that the burgers held up during grilling, take the ball of meat and placed it into a paper towel and gently squeeze out all of the excess liquid that the veggies have created.  Heat your pan, grill, skillet to medium-low.  Spray your pan with EVOO to prevent sticking.  The balls can then be thrown on the grill to instantly form a perfect patty shape.  You can flatten the meat into a patty beforehand, but I prefer to throw them down and allowing gravity to do some of the work.  I find that helps me have a more even burger with the right thickness.  Cook meat thoroughly.  Now dress up your buns the way you like and have a healthy side salad.  My personal favorite is a side of steamed green beans.  It makes me feel like I’m eating fries! Haha I also threw on some avocado and a fried egg to add to the calories that we all know I need. ;)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  Please keep in mind that I have never written out a recipe and I am almost 100% sure I am doing this all wrong.  I was just trying to give an outline or idea of how I make a turkey burger.  Cooking is an art and it should be expressed in amazing, colorful and delicious ways! xoxo