Tuesday, July 27, 2010

turkey burgers

Burgers usually aren't on the top of my list of things to eat. I don't eat, nor do I like, beef. I even checked in my baby book once to see if this was always the case. There it was, "Kate doesn't like to eat meat".

My family thinks I came from a foreign land because they raise their own cows and therefore consume large amount of beef. Coolers full of beef mysteriously show up to shower Dave with some beef love and my grandmother is constantly asking what I could possibly be eating if meat is not my favorite food. "She must be feeding him that Tofu stuff". I have been wanting to whip this up and see how the family takes to it. Good protein, right?

Anyway, since beef isn't an option, turkey is. I love a good turkey burger and tonight I found another good one.

Ranch Turkey Burgers
Adapted from Healthy Cooking

1/2 cup bread crumbs (I used panko)
1 egg
handful shredded Mexican cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 tsp ranch dressing mix (the powdered kind)
1/2 tsp of dried minced onion
dash of hot sauce
1 1/4 lb ground turkey (I used the 7% fat)

Mix, form into 6 patties. I cooked mine inside in a non-stick pan. If you grill, turkey sometimes has a hard time staying together so I would suggest making sure your grill is lubed with olive oil or you can put a piece of foil down and cook them on the foil). Serve with all the fixings. We made our own mayonnaise today and it was delicious with these.


Hoover Family said...

Looks yummy! I've been wanted to make mayo, but I'm worried about giving the kids raw eggs. What kind of eggs did you use? I get fresh farm eggs, so I guess maybe it shouldn't be a concern?

kate said...

farm fresh eggs would be great. It's only one egg yolk and I've heard that salmonella is only in 1 and 15,000 eggs so I think the chances are pretty small, especially with the farm fresh.