My in-laws were coming over to help finish up the bathroom remodeling and I wanted to make something for dinner that was different from anything I have ever made for them. (This has become a personal challenge.) So off to the kitchen I went to see what I could do.
So we had some ground turkey meat in the fridge. Lately, my wife has been eating more poultry because she doesn’t want too much beef. So tonight was going to be turkey burgers. Now what to do about a side dish. I found some broccoli stems left over from a chicken and pasta dish I had made earlier in the week. There was also carrots and red onions. Looks like we were making a vegetable slaw.
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 2 Tbsp salt
- 1.5 Tbsp fresh cracked pepper
- Onion buns
- 4 slices smoked Gouda
- 4 large slices of roasted red peppers (same recipe as my earlier post on March 30, 2013)
- 1/2 lb Broccoli stems, thinly sliced
- 3 medium Carrots, grated
- 1/2 medium Red onions, finely diced
- 3/4 cup Mayo
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
I took the ground turkey and mixed it the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Be careful not to over-mix as this can dry out the turkey.
I then portioned the burgers into 8 oz patties, making sure to form them into disks. I pushed in the center so that when it cooks it would prevent the meat from turning too much into a ball. I wrapped them with plastic wrap and placed them in the fridge.
Now to prep the slaw. In a bowl I mixed together the mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix in the broccoli, carrots, and red onions. Cover and place in the fridge.
When it was close to eating time, I pulled out all the ingredients and prepped my workstation.
Ingredients prepped next to the grill. It was night, so it was dark out.
Grilling the turkey burgers and roasted red peppers.
- Grill the burgers, about 8 minutes per side. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165F.
- Place on the roasted red pepper and smoked Gouda.
- Place the roasted red peppers on the grill to put a slight char on them.
- Place lettuce on the onions buns and top with the burger, roasted red pepper and smoked Gouda.
Make the burger. No condiments necessary.
Served with the broccoli slaw, this burger was a big hit.
Try something different for the summer!
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