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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Martha Mondays (sort of) - Turkey Burgers

Okay I did it again, I checked out the earlier posts on this weeks Martha Mondays. Nobody really liked it, one even threw them away. If you want to see Martha's recipe check here. She has you adding sour cream, mustard and mango chutney...that should be tasty right? So when I read they were lacking flavor and too loose to make into burgers, I thought I would adjust the recipe again to suite our family. And...you know how I feel about wasting food!

I took her concept of adding a jarred condiment, but I used some salsa verde. We all like the green sauce in this household.

-1 lb ground turkey (I used chicken)
-4 T salsa verde (instead of mango chutney)
-2 tsp smoked chipotle chili powder (I just got this spice & wanted to try it)
-1 T spicy brown mustard (instead of dijon)
-1/2 cup panko bread crumbs (instead of torn sliced bread)
-1/4 cup parmesan cheese (I always like to add this when I use bread crumbs)
-1 egg (beaten)
-coarse sea salt and fresh ground pepper
-I threw in some chopped cilantro and marjoram (only because I have a pound of it) to add a little green flecks to it.

In a large bowl blend all ingredients making sure it's evenly mixed without overworking it. They are like mini meatloaves, but I cooked them in a skillet. She had you serve it on some whole wheat sandwich bread, but we ate them as patties. I made three regular size patties, then some smaller ones I thought would work good in a bento.

This one was a winner. Maranda started out with just a half so Wade finished her other half, then she went back for two more of the mini burgers. We had these Monday night, we ate when we came back from watching the sunset at the beach!