It has been awhile since I posted a recipe. If you have read any of my other "recipes", you know I use the quotations because I don't measure anything when I cook, so i can't give you a formal recipe with measurements of how much of each ingredient to use, just an approximation of what I use when I make it, hence "recipe". So I started making these turkey burgers recently that stemmed from a recipe i found on Pinterest for Greek Turkey Burgers. You can find that actual recipe by clicking on the tiny "P" on the right side of this page that links to my Pinterest page. I very loosely followed this recipe and actually used ground chicken instead of turkey the first time i made them. I did not care for the chicken burgers much, which could have been partly due to the George Foreman grill (I had a weird obsession with infomercials in my early twenties, don't judge) i used to make them, but I switched back to ground turkey anyway. Here is what I use:
- 1 lb. ground turkey (makes about 3 burgers)
- about 1/2 -1 tomato of any kind
- fresh parsley, finely chopped, about a small handful
- about 1/4 - 1/3 cup of red onion, chopped
- Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; season to taste
- about 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- about 1/4 cup finely crushed crackers; i like Ritz the best
- 1 egg
- toppings: sliced tomato, spinach/arugula mix, balsamic dressing, optional: cheese
Mix everything in a bowl, make patties, and cook in a pan on the stove or on the grill. The egg and crackers really helps the patties stay together, a little splash of milk wouldn't hurt either, if you're fine with dairy. I will say, even with that, these patties still do not stick together as well as a beef patty. If you are really healthy you can use a lettuce wrap or just eat them with a fork instead of a bun. I like Oroweat Multi-rain Sandwich Thins as a bun for these.
I am part of the generation that made ADD a thing and it shows. My thoughts are random and I am constantly squirreling, but that's what keeps things interesting, right?