Tuesday, April 1, 2008

{tasty tuesdays} Turkey Burgers

I will not pretend. This is not Talia. She is off with the hubby probably freezing their tootsies off. I am her cousin Stephanie of Those Corwins. She asked me to guest blog so that you all would not go starving without her tasty tuesdays. I was so delighted! Me a guest blogger! I feel pretty honored. And after Sunday when after I forced him my husband recreated her last tasty tuesdays meal, I was ready to share the love and post a recipe we love to make.

So in honor of the warm weather we are having in California while Talia and the family are gallivanting in Colorado, I am sharing Cale's and my tried and true turkey burgers. So get outside, clean off the patio table, fire up the grill, and get cookin'!

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup crushed crackers (We use Club Multigrain)
  • diced onions (optional)

  • Mix together and form four patties. Grill! (Cale adds: grill on medium heat for five minutes on each side. I don't touch the grill, so I wouldn't know that stuff).
Why do we love this recipe? The burgers come out nice and moist, which is good for turkey, since it can tend to dry out easily. Also, it's turkey! Less fat and good for those who don't eat red meat (me). Some recipes call for bread crumbs, which I never have in the kitchen, so when I found a recipe using crackers, I was ecstatic because we are cheese and crackers people. That is something I always have on hand. The red pepper flakes add just a touch of heat. Usually we put cheddar cheese slices on top while the burgers are almost finished on the grill, but tonight we tried pepper jack, which was equally as delicious. Cale toasts the whole wheat hamburger buns on the grill as well. Top with lettuce, onion, tomato, ketchup, thousand island, whatever your heart desires.

hoping for a falling piece of meat.

goes wonderfully with Cale's Dad's family's macaroni salad. Thought about sharing that as well, but that recipe doesn't belong to me. But had to show that I did contribute something to this meal

I encourage you all to get outside, enjoy this spring weather. It was such a wonderful evening sitting out on the patio watching the birds fly around, noticing the leaves coming back on the trees, and admiring all that spring brings us. Also, let's be sure to show Talia how she was missed! And show that I didn't completely fail as a guest blogger and bore you all to death.


Davi said...

you did great. that burger looks mouth-watering. I'm ready for dinner #2 after looking at your beautiful arragement!

Megan said...

Stephanie! You did a great job. Nice to meet you. I think you commented on my blog a long time ago and I so rudely did not respond yet (I'm so sorry). But I peruse your blog and would love to hear what you have to say about Fresno. = ) I'm putting you on my "favorites". Thanks for keeping up the tasty Tuesdays!

Lisa said...

That sounds so good, but it is supposed to rain tonight! Dang it! And I could really go for a burger pretty much all the time these days. :)

alyssa said...

Mmm...hungry! You are moving up in the blog world to Guest Blogger, wow!!! :D

Lisa said...

So I found a solution for the rain and made it in my grill pan on the stove. I thought I had all the ingredients on hand, but it turns out I did not so I improvised. I used bread crumbs instead of crushed crackers, 1 tbsp of Worshchester sauce and 1 tbsp of Pappy's Veggie seasoning instead of the spices. The burgers were big and moist. I made them before church and took them with me. We had them instead of our usual fast food burgers with potato salad and fruit salad. YUM!