Recipe by Jennifer B
"This recipe has wonderful flavor and the water chestnuts give it great texture. My husband loves meat but he'd prefer this over regular hamburgers anyway! Make batches ahead of time and freeze the patties using waxed paper to separate."
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lean ground turkey
finely chopped onion
chopped water chestnuts
chopped green bell pepper
minced fresh ginger root
ground black pepper
I used dinner rolls and made "sliders" intead of full size burgers. Grilled pineapple on top was very good. Don't get lazy, the freah ginger and garlic are worth the effort! I did not add 1 T water
The meat is still dry and the use of uncooked onions does not help it at all. If you must make these, at least sauté the onions before mixing with the meat.
As much as I've wanted to be a fan of ground turkey, I wasn't...UNTIL I had these burgers. The only thing I did differently was omit the water, as it just didn't need it. You get a nice little crunch from the water chestnuts and just a hint of the soy sauce. I dressed the buns with Garlic Aioli from this site, and it was the perfect choice. I did use a meat thermometer, so they were perfectly cooked and plenty juicy. Next time, I'll mix up a double batch and just freeze the patties. This burger ranks right up there with the best I've had in a long time and will be made often.
This was pretty darn good! I didn't have fresh ginger only powdered but it was amazing..will do again!
I've been searching for a turkey burger recipe that I really liked and this is by far the best recipe I've tried. I didn't add water and cooked them on a George Foreman grill and they were great! I also used Gouda cheese and it went well with the burgers. All of the ingredients blend together wonderfully and provides a delicious flavor. I will definitely be making these again!
The fresh ginger makes a difference (I freeze mine in a bag and just cut off what I need). These are good. I left out the salt. I didn't have water chestnuts but did use the green pepper. I took the advice to use a garlic aioli spread on top- I will use just hot sauce, mustard or plain mayo next time. Whole wheat bun went well with it. I sauteed mushrooms and put those on top (delish). Lots of flavor in these burgers, so it was nice to add a new recipe to my ground turkey recipes (I eat a lot of ground turkey).
I've never made turkey burgers before, and never really liked the ones I've had at restaurants, but these had a lot of flavor and did not fall apart. My husband loved them. Thanks for the recipe!
I followed the recipe exactly minus the water and green pepper and absolutely LOVE these!! Great flavor! This will definitely become a staple in my home.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 88
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