To go along with the salad, I prepared Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Avocado. I’m not an avocado fan, therefore, I didn’t use it for burger topping. The recipe is from The New York Times/NYT Cooking App and is from Sarah Copeland. For the recipe you’ll need lean ground turkey, kosher salt, black pepper, dried parsley, an egg, milk, butter, sharp cheddar or horseradish cheddar cheese and Hawaiian buns.
As ground turkey is lean, the recipe has a slice of butter and cheese enrobed by the meat. It adds both flavor and moisture. In place of dried parsley, use fresh if you have it, it will brighten the taste of whatever it’s added too.
The burgers are cooked on a flat-top griddle or cast-iron skillet with just enough butter to coat the bottom. They are cooked about 4 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°. It seems I forgot to set aside additional cheddar cheese to go on top of the burgers! In any event, they were delicious! The butter and cheese combination in the middle made for juicy burgers. I’m sure an extra slice of cheddar on top of the burger would have made them extra delicious, plus made the burger more flavorful. Next time!
Moroccan Cold Beet Salad with Vinaigrette
By Christine Benlafguih from the website “the Spruce Eats”
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 90 minutes
Total: 105 minutes
2 pounds red beetroots
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Salt, to taste, optional
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste, optional
Minced or slivered red onion, to taste, optional
Steps to Make It
Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burger with Avocado
Sarah Copeland, NYT Cooking
Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
1¼ pounds lean ground turkey
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1teaspoon dried parsley
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon milk
2 tablespoons butter, plus more for cooking
5 (1-ounce) slices sharp Cheddar or horseradish Cheddar
4 Hawaiian hamburger buns
1 to 2 firm-ripe avocado, thinly sliced
Mayonnaise or other burger toppings (pickles, lettuce, tomato, mustard), to taste
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.