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Turkey burgers with tomato garnish

Sat 30 Jul 2022 21:08:08 PDT
(Fri 29 Sep 2017 22:15:37 PDT)


  • ground turkey 1 lb.
  • garlic, chopped fine 2-3 cloves
  • shortening (optional) 1 tbsp
  • jalapeno chopped fine (optional) 2 tbsp
  • basil chopped fine 1 tbsp
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • five-spice powder 1 tsp
  • molasses 1 tsp
  • black pepper a few grinds
  • salt 1/2 tsp, or to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients well. Form loosely into patties. Saute over low-medium heat in cast iron skillet with a few tablsesppons olive oil.
  2. Give burgers about 5 min on each side. After a couple of minutes on second side reduce heat and cover skillet to assure burgers are cooked through. (Internal temp should be 165°F.)
  3. Remove burgers from pan to dish while preparing garnish in same pan.
  4. Alternatively, burgers could be grilled on an outdoor charcoal/gas grill. Depending on the grill's setup the initial browning step may not be necessary.
Tomato garnish:
  • tomato sauce 1-2 cups
  • garlic, finely chopped 2 cloves
  • chicken stock 1/2 cup
  • white wine/vermouth 1/2 cup
  1. Remove all but 1 tbsp oil from burger skillet. Saute garlic in oil. Add wine, scrape up all residue in skillet, dissolving in boiling wine.
  2. Put in chicken stock while continuing to stir. Then add tomato sauce. Correct seasoning with salt/black pepper.
When ready to serve, spoon some of the tomato mixture on top of burgers, or alongside burgers in a sauce dish.

Excellent with chick pea flatbread or other sandwich-like preparations. And lentils with tomato and balsamic vinagrette goes great with these burgers.

Categories: fowl grill/BBQ

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  • chicken stock 2 cups
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