Fowl or Fare?
Oct. 29, 2011 8:24 pm
Updated: Jan. 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Seeing as the World Series just wrapped up yesterday, I couldn't resist the title -- my apologies to any that I may have offended with a poor pun.
Tonight I made my first attempt at turkey burgers -- the verdict? Not bad. And I will make them again.
So, what was my recipe?
20oz 93/7 Lean Ground Turkey
3 Tbsp. Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup of Minced Onion
1/4 cup minced Red Bell Pepper
2 Tbsp. Worchestershire
2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
2 - 4 dashes Smoked Chipotle Tabasco
Black Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
I mixed the above together thoroughly, then made them into 6 patties. I then placed them in the freezer for an hour so they would be more firm when I grilled them.
Once the grill was to temperature, I sprayed the grill with a light coating of Pam before placing the burgers on to cook. The burgers took about 20 minutes to cook fully, and I put a slice of either reduced fat swiss or pepper jack to melt a bit before removing.
Served on Whole Wheat buns with lettuce, tomato, onions, as well as fat free mayo, dijon mustard, and a small amount of bbq sauce.
With this, I also baked some potato wedges at 450 in the oven, with a light spray of Pam and sprinkled with salt and pepper. These took about 30 minutes to get crispy, and were quite tasty with the burger.
I've long grilled, but usually my grilling involved red meat (occasionally some chicken, fish, or pork, but never turkey). I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with how this turned out, and it is certainly something I will make again. Try it, and decide
for yourself... Fowl, or Fare?