Monday, 23 December 2013

Stuffed Turkey Burgers

This is like a full turkey dinner in a burger. It is a burger made with ground turkey, filled with stuffing and topped with cranberry sauce. You could also top with gravy for the full deal!!!

 A burger that tastes like Thanksgiving or Christmas any time you like.

You will need:
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 2 cooked sausages- like mild or hot Italian grilled or cooked in a pan
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to your taste
  • 1-2 tbsp cranberry sauce - more to serve on top of burger
  • 1/2 pound of ground turkey (a mix of dark and white meat or all dark is best-ground breast is too dry.

Step 1: make the stuffing by adding onion, carrot, celery, fresh thyme leaves, fresh sage leaves, fresh parsley, fresh rosemary and cooked sausages into a food processor. Puree until finely minced.

Step 2: with a few tbsp of olive oil cook for 6-7 minutes until most of the water from the vegetables has cooked out. Add salt and pepper and taste. Adjust to your preference.

Step 3: add a few tbsp of cranberry sauce. I make my own however store bought is fine. If you don't have any you can substitute some blackberry or currant jam. Let cool completely.

Step 4: you can form 2 thin patties and add the filling to the middle by hand or I have used a small lid to use as a form. Place one thin patty as the bottom (it can't be too thin or the dressing will not be covered) place a ball of stuffing/dressing in the center and top with another thin patty. Mould to enclose the stuffing. Repeat.

Step 5: you can grill these or simple place in a hot cast iron pan with a bit of olive oil. Cook on both sides to develop some browning. Then finish in a 375 degree F oven for another 7-8 minutes to cook through.

Top with more cranberry sauce, some gravy or just some lettuce and tomato.

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Hilda,

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