I'm so proud of you!
Would turkey burgers fit into your diet plan? Probably. And these ones are chock full of "good-for-you" stuff. ALSO - they're topped with lettuce (healthy!) and tzatziki (OH SO HEALTHY!!!!).
Plus - they're pretty good.
To begin with, you mince some garlic and then sprinkle with salt and mash it together to make a paste.
I did not do that.
But you should.
Then add the mint. (I have to mention here that I spent an extra 10 minutes in the grocery store standing over the fresh mint and breathed it in. I scared an old lady.)
And add the parsley.
Then add the olive oil.
Add the paprika.
And, finally, the cumin and coriander.
Mix it all together into a paste.
Add the ground turkey.
Gently combine the turkey and the spices by hand. Be sure not to over-work the meat.
Then divide the mixture into 4 equal patties, about 1/2 (to 3/4) inch thick. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, or up until 4 hours if made earlier in the day.
Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the burgers and cook about 4 minutes until cooked through (or an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees F).
Then serve with buns, lettuce, tzatziki, tomatoes, or whatever delightful trimmings you would like.
In a world of SUPER-boring ground turkey dishes, this one was definitely made to please.
I would also consider that everything that goes into these burgers is good for you - so it's a delicious, healthy burger that won't bore you to death.
Try it out! - the Cane girl
Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup lightly packed chopped fresh parsley
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 pound ground turkey
Tzatziki, for topping
- Mince the garlic, sprinkle with salt, and mash into a paste.
- In a large bowl, combine the garlic paste, mint, parsley, oil, paprika, cumin, coriander, and cayenne.
- Add the turkey and gently combine. Be sure not to overwork the meat.
- Divide the turkey mixture into 4 equal sized patties and shape into a 1/2 to 3/4 inches think. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or up to 4 hours.
- Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Once the pan is hot, place the patties on the pan and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through (an instant-read thermometer should register 165 degrees F.
- Serve on buns with tzatziki, and toppings as desired.