Not only do I have a vast array if chicken recipes, it seems my files also contain a variety of ground turkey ones too! Last week my local grocery store had on special a three pound package of Shady Brook Farms ground turkey. I do not purchase all breast meat, but 93% fat free. I searched through my files and found a recipe that I hadn’t made, or should I say blogged about, spicy turkey burgers. The source of this recipe is a mystery as I do not have any documentation on the recipe sheet as to where I found it.
The burgers came out great! They had a little kick of heat from the cayenne. I served the burgers along side some homemade macaroni salad and baked beans for a touch of summer. I’m not much of a condiment person, however, the recipe suggests Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, red onion along with the usual lettuce and tomato. This was easy and quick to prepare. Perhaps the next time you purchase ground turkey, consider mixing up a batch of spicy burgers and keep them in the freezer ready to go for a quick week night meal.
Spicy Turkey Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
12 ounces ground turkey
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg white
2 tablespoons salsa
Optional-I add a bit of breadcrumbs to the mixture. Unfortunately, I just eyeballed it and didn’t measure. However, for 12 ounces start out with 1/8 cup and add more if you think necessary.
Toppings: slices of Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, red onion etc.
In a large bowl mix together the oregano, pepper, cumin powder, garlic powder, egg white and salsa. Add the turkey* and mix thoroughly. Shape into 2 burgers. Cook on a stove top in cast iron grill pan or on outdoor grill over medium heat. Cook burgers for 6-8 minutes per side until center is no longer pink. Serve on a bun with toppings.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.