Friday, March 28, 2008

A Twist on Turkey Burgers

We alway have a package of extra lean ground turkey in the freezer. Usually we cook it up to add to our spaghetti, or when we have enough time on our hands, we make meatballs (my favorite!). But after awhile, the extra lean turkey begins to feel just that - extra lean and extra boring.

Ellie Krieger, yet again, has saved the day with her recipe for Stuffed Turkey Burgers. Steve and I have modified the recipe just a little bit, with extra-delicious results. This is a perfect way to spice up the ground turkey and these can all be cooked up ahead of time and then reheated during the week for easy dinners.

Mozzarella & Red Pepper Turkey Burgers
Reciped adapted by Lazy Susin

1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoons salt
Crushed Red Peper
Freshly ground black pepper
Mix all of the ingredients together in a big bowl and form 6-8 equal patties. Grill or broil until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
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Emiline said...

Well, I think those look great!
I like turkey burgers, even though I know some people don't. I even like veggie burgers.

Ευθυμία Δεσποτάκη said...

A very nice idea indeed. Would you think I could substitue mozzarella with gouda or edam do perhaps low-fat feta cheese?

diva said...

ooh no, that just looks like one of the best turkey burgers ever! which means i'll have to make that real soon.
u've just totally made my day with your blog. it's such a delightful read, have linked you to mine. hope u don't mind :)

by the way, i'm in the same predicament: attemptin to lose some weight and then putting it right back on once you get into the kitchen. being a woman's great ain't it? x

Kevin said...

Those burgers look and sound really tasty.

Laura said...

Thanks, all! I hadn't even realized this ended up on TasteSpotting, so I was surprised by all of the comments! :)

-You can most definitely substitute different cheese...I think feta would be great!

-Diva - your site is excellent, the question is, can I link to yours? :) And yes, losing weight and baking don't exactly go hand-in-hand. Since I've been baking a lot more I've still managed to lose 25 pounds...but that means I only get a taste of what I make!

The Tsai Sisters said...

Oooo, those look really good. I think I'll try your recipe this weekend. Thanks!

Leslie said...

YUMMO!! These look delish.
I have to say I am truly honored! I just noticed that you have me on your blogroll! I cant tell you how excited that makes me!You are the first person I know of that has me as one of their favorite sites.
I huge THANK YOU to you. Very sweet very sweet!
Thank you again! I am glad a have a regular visitor!