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May 13, 2009

Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

Filed under: Main Dish, Thai, Turkey — Tags: , , — bettylou79 @ 8:58 pm

Oh my goodness!  I have just found a new favorite recipe for ground turkey!  I’m so glad I tried this recipe.  When this popped up in my Google Reader I had to try it soon.  This recipe came from Cara’s Cravings.  I strongly suggest you head over there and check out her yummy treats!  My local grocery store has had several sales on ground turkey.  I just can’t resist the buy one get one free sale, especially when it comes to meat!  Needless to say, there are a few pounds of ground turkey waiting in my freezer again! I loved the taste of the peanut butter and the chili garlic sauce.  The shredded carrots added a nice touch and flavor.

My husband and I enjoy Thai food so I knew this recipe would be right up our alley.  I made these burgers a few weekends ago when we had company for the weekend.  They enjoyed them too.  These burgers worked well in my fabulous grill pan.  As you can tell from the pictures I served them with sweet potato fries from Trader Joe’s.  I should have bought 2 packages, we loved them so much!

Enjoy!

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Thai Peanut Turkey Burgers

Source:  Cara’s Cravings

Serves 2

Ingredients
8oz ground turkey
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 large scallion, minced
1/4 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
freshly ground salt & pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger

2 tbsp light mayonnaise
handful of cilantro, finely minced
1-2 tsp chili garlic sauce

hamburger buns of your choice
mixed greens

Combine burger ingredients a mixing bowl and combine thoroughly. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Form the turkey mixture into two patties. Cook for about 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked through. Serve on buns with cilantro-chili mayo and greens.

August 18, 2008

Dinner Divas: Chicken Cobb Burger

Filed under: Main Dish, Turkey — Tags: , , — bettylou79 @ 9:43 am

Well, I finally joined a cooking group, called Dinner Divas. There are so many groups out there and this one seemed the safest and didn’t have restrictions that seemed crazy! The first recipe that was chosen was Chicken Cobb Burgers. Well, part of Dinner Diva’s motto is to see how many different ways people will cook the same recipe. I did just that and didn’t follow the recipe to a T! The recipe calls for ground chicken but ground Turkey is taking over my freezer (darn that Safeway and their “buy one get one” special). I also didn’t top the burgers with the blue cheese like the recipe directs you to do. Instead, I put the blue cheese inside the burger. Another change, was that I didn’t use the lettuce called for, and instead used Iceberg because thats what I had on hand. The final part that I changed was the way the bacon was cooked. Cook it on the stove! My husband, the Grill Master, will vouch for that!

Chicken Cobb Burgers

source: Food Network, Bobby Flay

For the burgers:8 (1/2- thick) strips bacon
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken, 90 percent lean (I used Turkey instead)
2 tablespoons canola oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
4 burger buns, split
1 large ripe beefsteak tomato, cut into 4 slices
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 8 slices

For the vinaigrette:

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup finely shredded romaine lettuce

For the burgers:

Heat the grill to medium.Place the strips of bacon on the grill (lay them across the grate so they don’t fall through) and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels. Increase the heat of the grill to high. (Fry the bacon on the stove. You’ll thank me!)

Form the meat into 4 (8-ounce) burgers, brush with the oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill the burgers until golden brown on both sides and cooked completely through, about 5 minutes per side. Top the burgers with the blue cheese, close the cover, and continue cooking until the cheese begins to melt, about 1 minute longer.

Place the burgers on the bottom half of each bun and top with a slice of tomato, 2 slices of avocado, 2 slices of bacon and some of the dressed romaine. Cover each burger with the bun tops and serve.

For the vinaigrette:

Whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, sugar, salt, pepper and oil in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using to allow the flavors to meld.Just before assembling the burgers, place the romaine in a medium bowl and toss with the vinaigrette.

July 30, 2008

Florentine Turkey Meatloaf

Filed under: Main Dish, Turkey, Vegetables — Tags: , — bettylou79 @ 5:27 am

This meatloaf smelled delicious in the oven! I personally enjoyed this different take on meat loaf. I’m not sure if I’ll get to make it with the spinach again very soon because Nate isn’t too keen on cooked spinach. I’m always on the look out for more recipes that use ground turkey. I don’t know about your grocery store but mine has had turkey on sale for the past few weeks. It has been buy one, get one free! I can’t pass that up, so needless to say our freezer is stocked with frozen ground turkey!

I found this recipe while reading through all of my Google Reader recipes. I had to print it out quickly! The recipe came from Nikkie at Pennies on a Platter. I wish I had taken a picture of just the meatloaf but this one will have to do!

Enjoy!

Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf

source: Pennies on a Platter

Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1 cup spaghetti sauce, divided
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 eggs (or 1 egg and 2 egg whites), slightly beaten
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed (optional)
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
3/4 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8- or 9- inch loaf pan with foil with dull side toward food.

Combine ground turkey, 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, Parmesan cheese and fennel seed in medium bowl.

Press half of turkey mixture into foil-lined pan. Press a 1-inch indentation down center of mixture, leaving 1-inch thickness on all sides.

Toss spinach and mozzarella cheese together; spoon into indentation, mounding in center. Press remaining turkey mixture evenly over top, sealing edges.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Spoon remaining spaghetti sauce over meat loaf. Bake 15 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes.

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