Thursday, March 22, 2012

You're fulla turkey

Well, now, it's good to know that I've got the female population busy working on their top 5.  I'm also glad to know that my father in law reads my blog so avidly and asked me last night if the hubster reminded me of Gary Sinise at all.  Face palm.  Good thing I have no sense of shame, huh :-)
Still, just to be safe, let's talk about something a little safer today.  But not bland. no, we don't do bland here...especially when it comes to food!
Now that summer spring has arrived, it's time for some warm weather recipes!  With the sunshine and gorgeous weather, the hubster and I were jonesing for some picnic fare last night-specifically, burgers. 
Problem #1:  We had no ground beef.
Problem #2: We had no buns (well, the seeded variety).
Would I let something like that stand in my way?  Naahh.  Now, the hubster and I enjoy a good turkey burger when we go out to eat, but I've never really made them. And lo and behold, there was a perfectly good package of lean ground turkey in the freezer.  Okay,I can work with that!

You're fulla Turkey Burgers
(makes 4 regular sized burgers)
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 cup oats (regular or instant)
 1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. chili powder (for kick!)

Defrost the turkey (if needed).  Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl.  Separate into 4 regular sized balls, flatten into patties.  Place patties on a plate and set in the fridge to meld for at least 30 minutes (the oats take a bit to bind).  Super simple so far, yes? 
Cooking is a two step process:  Spritz a frying pan with spray and load on two burgers.  Cook each side for about 2 minutes so brown the outside of the burgers.  Set all 4 burgers on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.  (I suffered a casualty with one burger in the frying pan, so I created two minis-no biggie.

Serve 'em up in a wrap with lettuce and tomato-Ruby Tuesday style alongside some homemade french fries and pickles! (Knife added for culinary effect.  This is what I call the turkey burger, "hubster style".

Or....take your mini burgers (cause you MEANT to do that) and serve em up alongside veggies and butternut squash fries...of course, I get pickles, too!

That's me style.
Either way-delicious.  If I do say so myself.
Note-You can grill these babies up on the grill, but I opted to cook inside because...well, I'm scared of the grill (hangs head).  I'm working on it, guys....-cue traumatic propane memory from 1999-.  
Ever tried a turkey burger? 
Had a burger with a turkey?
   Hardee har har har.

1 comment:

  1. I never buy ground turkey but I think I would really enjoy turkey burgers! I think I'll have to consider giving these a try sometime. They look really yummy!