Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Turkey Burgers with a Twist
last week i made turkey burgers one night for dinner. only these are turkey burgers with a twist. "what is the twist?" i can hear you asking. well, these turkey burgers have flavor!
just look at those yummy veggies (red onion, red pepper, and jalapeno) added to the patties to give them some kick. another twist to these burgers is to serve them on cornbread muffins rather than burger buns. the cornbread adds a hint of sweetness and down home flavor that makes you feel like you're eating comfort food, but this is an exceptionally healthy meal! for more about the nutrition stats of these burgers, check out http://abpetite.blogspot.com/2012/06/meatloaf-cornbread-burgers.html.
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground turkey
3 egg whites
your favorite cornbread recipe/mix
Make cornbread muffins using your favorite recipe. While they are baking, mix together all veggies, turkey and egg whites. (You can try using a spoon or fork of some kind, but in the end, your hands are going to be the best way to get it all combined.) Shape into patties about the size of muffins and throw them on the grill. Cook until no longer pink in the center and top with cheese. Serve by placing a patty between 2 halves of a cornbread muffin.
you'll notice that there are no muffins in the picture. that's because i was feeling unambitious and didn't want to make any, so we just ate the patties like a slice meatloaf. and there is only one patty with cheese because sometimes mr d will eat cheese and sometimes he says he doesn't like it. the night i made these turkey burgers with a twist he said he didn't like it.