One Great Meal: Turkey Burgers
These turkey burgers are a big hit at my house and the possibilities for turning them into more meals are almost endless. I am turning these into Turkey Kofte with Pita and Rice and Turkey Lettuce Wraps. If you want to make all 3 of these meals, double the burger mixture – form 1/3 into burger patties, 1/3 into cylindrical kofte shapes and just leave the last 1/3 to brown off for the lettuce wraps. Three fast, easy delicious dinners the whole family will love – that’s a win.
¼ cup mayonnaise, plus more for browning buns
½ lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 burger buns
1 pound ground turkey
2 cups baby spinach, chopped
4 scallions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons avocado oil
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and horseradish. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper and set aside.
Brush a little mayonnaise on the inside of both sides of the bun. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium low heat and add the buns, in batches, mayo side down, and cook until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove buns and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the turkey, spinach, scallions, garlic and cumin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Form into burgers (you can either make all burgers, or reserve some of the meat to make Kofte or Turkey Lettuce Wraps.)
Place the same non-stick pan over medium high heat and add the avocado oil. When the oil shimmers, Lay the burgers into the pan and cook until well browned on the first side, 4 to 6 minutes. Flip and cook until the burgers are cooked through, another 4 to 6 minutes.
Place a piece of lettuce on the bottom half of each of the buns. Place a burger on top and then top with some of the horseradish sauce. Top with top bun and serve.
Yield: 4 servings with meat for another meal or 6 servings
Total time: 20 minutes