Monday, April 25, 2011

Leftover Turkey Idea - Turkey Burgers

Is ground turkey ridiculously priced where you live? I have never purchased ground turkey - but I did look into buying it when I saw some turkey burgers on the Martha Stewart website that looked absolutely delicious. I was not willing to pay almost $7.00 a pound - but I got creative and decided to try it with leftover turkey. I was not expecting much from these burgers to tell you the truth - but I was so excited with how well they turned out. They were definitely yummy! Here is how I did it....

Basically, I made these burgers like you would with hamburger.

I crushed some crackers in my food processor. I use crackers instead of bread crumbs because I never have bread crumbs.

Then I took some turkey and put it in the food processor. This is a picture of turkey legs that I froze. I wanted to use brown turkey meat because it is moist. I haven't tried these burgers with white meat.

After it is well ground make it like you would with beef burgers. Add an egg, salt and pepper. You can add chopped onions and whatever ingredients you desire. I also added 1 tsp. of chili powder and a little bit of mayo so they mixture was moist.

Shape into patties and cook in a frying pan. I have not tried these on a barbecue. Pretty much the size you make these when you shape them...

...will be the size they are when fully cooked. I cooked them until golden brown on each side.

These are fabulous with melted cheese, oh yeah, and cranberry jalepeno jelly. If you have monterey jack cheese use that, but I have used cheddar and that is good too.

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  1. They look pretty good and I can see why you made the ground turkey yourself. Yikes...$7 a pound.

  2. Yum! Love turkey burgers. i like mine with avocados! Delicious!
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  3. yum! we like to put mushrooms in the food processor along with the meat - it keeps the burgers moist. I would not have thought to make my own ground turkey - very clever!

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  5. Sue,

    This is very smart and such a great tip to save money. The best part is you can add whatever you like to the burgers.I'm going to do this from now on.


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  8. What a good idea. I've never tried those at home but it looks totally do-able!