Sunday, July 31, 2011
Turkey Burger with Lettuce Wrap - Recipe
Black beans (or any additional types you'd like to use to add)
Lean ground turkey breast (important to get the breast so that your not getting filler)
This recipe makes 4 large patties.
First you will want to peel the carrot and then use a cheese grater to shred the carrot into little slices. You want to use about 1/2 cup total. Put the carrot into a large bowl.
Next, measure 1/2 cup beans and put them onto a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut the beans until they become almost mushy but you don't want to puree them but you could if you have a Magic Bullet or Blender and want that kind of texture. Add the beans to the carrots.
Now that you have your main ingredients add 1 egg to the mixture and one package of lean ground turkey. Use your hands to mix the ingredients up.
Once you have all the ingredients mixed together, head to your spice cupboard and pick spices to add. I used Paprika, Ground Ginger and a little Herbes de Provence. I used a little too much Provence in mine or it wasn't mixed well enough because some patties had more flavour than others.
The trick part is making the patties. Take a round cookie cutter or Tupper Wear container and line it with a piece of saran wrap. Take a handful of the mixture and fill the cookie cutter until it is around 1 cm. The thicker the pattie the longer you will have to cook it for. Personally, I put the patties in the oven for 5 minutes before I put them on the BBQ.