Saturday, July 27, 2013

Turkey Burgers

Makes 6 burgers
Recipe from Epicurious by Janine Whiteson of Get a Real Food Life
Husband-Tested in Alice’s Kitchen

These burgers tasted quite good, very much like meatloaf in texture.  This was a big hit with the husband.  

3 medium yellow onions
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/3 pounds ground turkey breast
3 Tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce
3 Tablespoons quick-cooking oats (not instant)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon toasted wheat germ
¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

1. Peel the onions and cut into 1/8" to 1/4" pieces. Peel the garlic and chop finely. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook over medium heat, stirring often, for about 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as necessary to prevent burning. Remove from the heat, transfer to a large bowl, and let cool for 10 minutes.
2. To the same bowl, add the turkey, breadcrumbs, barbecue sauce, oats, basil, oregano, wheat germ, salt, and pepper to taste. Mix well. Shape the mixture into 9 burgers.
3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook the burgers over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until browned and crispy. Flip the burgers carefully and cook for 5 minutes longer, or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in the center registers 165° and the meat is no longer pink. Add a bit of water to the skillet and deglaze the pan.  That way, the burgers will remain moist.

Nutritional Info per Serving: 146 calories, 17g protein, 8g carbohydrates, 5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 39mg cholesterol, 1g dietary fiber, 145mg sodium

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