I know I showed you last time how to cook your turkey burger with vegetables, but this time I am going to show you how to make the burgers!
Using turkey is a great alternative to using beef in your burger grilling extravaganza. You are able to get a nice lean portion of meat that is a lot lower in saturated fat than beef (Remember: saturated fat is the stuff that can clog your arteries!).
I know, I know you can buy very lean portions of ground beef now as well, however it can end up a little dry. The best thing about lean turkey? You can impart lots of flavor in the burgers using a few trick (I’ll show you!) and lean turkey is typically cheaper than super-lean ground beef!
I’d call that winning…
Now on to the good stuff:
Spicy Turkey Burgers
- 0.75 pounds lean ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 of a small onion, diced
- 1/4 of a small red bell pepper, diced
- 1 egg white
- 2 heaping tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 dash of salt
Place the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, sauté the onion in the pan until is becomes semi-translucent and just a tad brown around the edges. At this point, put in your red bell pepper and sauté until everything is soft and golden brown in color. This should take about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
|When it looks like this, add the bell peppers!|
Throughly combine all of the ingredients together with your hands. If the mixture is too wet, add a little more breadcrumbs so that everything will come together.
Shape burgers into 3.5 – 4 ounces a piece (or divide mixture into four equal portions).
|Sorry, it was dark!|