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Turkey Burgers

Who doesn’t love a burger? These healthier turkey burgers have sneaky vegetables in them, for the fussy veggie eaters out there and also offer you an opportunity to have a different protein, rather than beef burgers, for variety.

Turkey in one of those proteins we have but perhaps, like many, only at Christmas.  But why not have it more often?

Nutritionally, I don’t recommend high consumption on meat, but I won’t lie, I do eat meat, but I consume a high amount of plant based foods, as my body require and responds so much better if I do this. As Michael Pollen stated  in his wonderful book, In Defence of Food- ” Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

Turkey is a valuable source of protein, is a source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It is also a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body’s energy production. The meat is low-GI and can help keep insulin levels stable and contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. It is also a source of selenium, which is essential for thyroid hormone metabolism, boosts immunity and acts as an antioxidant.

When I make up burger patties, I always make up a double or triple batch and place the extra patties in the freezer or a later date, when I’m too tired to cook or get home late and need a quick fresh meal to put on the table.

When making extra, wrap up and place in a zip lock bag, label and place in your freezer for another night, or when you have some last minute guest rock up- you can just grab from your freezer, BBQ and you have  a quick impromptu burger night!

These patties are full of  flavour, with lots of fresh herbs and some sneaky vegetables, for extra nutritional benefit and taste.

 

Tukey Burgers
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Who doesn't love a burger? These healthier burgers offer you an opportunity to have some turkey, rather than beef, for variety. They are full of flavour, with the addition of fresh herbs and sneaky vegetables, for extra nutritional benefit and taste. This big batch of burgers, is to be made up, and some placed in your freezer for a later date, or when your having guest over for a summer BBQ.
Servings Prep Time
14 Patties 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 Patties 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 15 minutes
Tukey Burgers
Print Recipe
Who doesn't love a burger? These healthier burgers offer you an opportunity to have some turkey, rather than beef, for variety. They are full of flavour, with the addition of fresh herbs and sneaky vegetables, for extra nutritional benefit and taste. This big batch of burgers, is to be made up, and some placed in your freezer for a later date, or when your having guest over for a summer BBQ.
Servings Prep Time
14 Patties 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
14 Patties 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 Kg Turkey mince
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 Zuchinni
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup kale, roughly chopped or any leafy greens could be used here, eg; spinach etc
  • 1/2 cup Parsley and Thyme Depening on how 'herby' you like them
  • 1-2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/4- 1/2 cup rice crumbs
  • Salt and pepper, to season
Servings: Patties
Instructions
  1. Prepare a tray with baking paper, to place your formed patties on. Grab your food processor and mixing bowl.
  2. Add all your vegetables, garlic and herbs to a food processor. Blitz until finely chopped.
  3. Place into a mixing bowl and add all other ingredients. I find it is best to use your hands here, so wash hands thoroughly, then mix to all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Once all ingredients are well combined, form your mixture into patties. I usually make 12-14 patties out of this mixture.
  5. Place them on a tray, then place into the fridge. This will help them set firmer. *you don't need to do this, but I find when cooking, this helps them 'stick' together better.
  6. Use how ever many patties you need for that night, then the other patties, wrap up in some baking paper, seal into a zip lock bag and place in freezer.
  7. Cook your remaining patties and serve in your favourite burger buns, with some lovely fresh salad, some chutney and perhaps a side of sweet potato chips. So tasty!
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