I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Turkey Burgers

The trick of a good turkey burger is to either use dark meat mix, dark/white meat mix, or add a little olive oil to white meat turkey. I don't care to use prepackaged turkey. Go to your local meat market and have them grind you up some. It really does make a difference.

(serves 6)

*1 tablespoon olive oil
*1/2 medium red onion, chopped
*3 garlic cloves, minced
*1/4 cup celery, chopped
*1 medium carrot, shredded
*1 pound ground turkey
*1 teaspoon salt
*1 teaspoon black pepper
*1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
*1 teaspoon dried rosemary
*1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
*1/2 teaspoon chili powder

~Sauté onions, celery, garlic, & carrots in the olive oil over medium heat, until veggies are tender.
~Remove from heat.
~Put ground turkey in a large mixing bowl.
~When veggies are cool to the touch add them to the turkey.
~Add salt, pepper, parsley, rosemary, thyme, & chili powder.
~Using your hands, mix gently, until well combined.
Do not overmix or it will make your burgers tough.
~Form into 6 patties.
~Spray cooking spray on a grill or a stove top grill.
~Cook for 5-6 minutes per side, until cooked through.
~Add cheese to burgers if desired, and put on a toasted bun.

*Serve burgers with tomato, lettuce, onions, pickles, bacon, olives or whatever you like.

Helpful Hint:
-Use your fingers to form a slight indentation in the middle of the patties. Having the middle part thinner will help the patties cook with a more even shape.
-If using a stove top grill or cast iron pan and you have a problem with food sticking, sprinkle the bottom of pan with salt. It will keep the patties for sticking when you flip them.

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