Featured Recipe: Turkey Burgers

turkey burgers

I don’t always eat burgers, but when I do, this is my go to.  This is not your typical dry, boring turkey burger.  It is moist, flavorful, and slap yo momma good!  I serve it with a side of baked sweet potato fries to feel a little healthier about my indulgences and an easy homemade garlic aioli.

Turkey Burger: 

1lbs lean ground turkey

1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs

2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

1/4 medium red onion, minced

1 Tbsp dijon mustard

1 cup spinach, coarsely chopped

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 cup shredded swiss cheese (optional)

4 pretzel buns

Toppings: sliced avocado, tomato, more spinach and/or red onion

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients being sure not to over mix (ground turkey tends to get tough when over mixed).

Form four 4oz burgers and grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees (about 4 mins per side).

Sweet Potato Fries:

4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges

1 – 2 Tbsp EVOO

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional – if you like a little kick)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into wedges or thinner fries if you prefer.

On a large baking sheet, toss the cut sweet potatoes with EVOO, S&P, garlic, and cayenne (if you’re using it). Make sure fries are in a single layer and your sheet is not over crowded.

Bake for 10 – 15 mins.  Flip fries and continue baking for another 10 – 15 mins.

Garlic Aioli:

2 egg yolk

1 cup EVOO

4 cloves garlic

1-2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Mash the garlic and salt and in a medium bowl until a paste is formed.  Once you have your garlic paste, whisk in the egg yolks until smooth.  You can hand mix or use a blender.

Begin to add the olive oil VERY slowly to create an emulsion.  Start adding lemon juice a half to full teaspoon at a time once you have your emulsion.  Then continue to add the EVOO until the remainder is combined.  Add the remaining lemon juice to thin the mixture and add a bit of tanginess.

You can serve this on the burger and with the fries.




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