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Monday, January 11, 2010

Cranberry and Herb Turkey Burgers

This is another great turkey burger recipe. I found it this summer on (aka Dr. Oz). I am going to serve it tonight without buns and with a side of homemade whole grain stuffing,  sautéed veggies and pumpkin custard for dessert. Sounds like Thanksgiving!

Cranberry and Herb Turkey Burgers

1/4 cup(s) whole-wheat couscous, plus 2 tablespoons
1/2 cup(s) boiling water
2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
1  small onion, finely chopped
1 stalk(s) celery, minced
1 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup(s) dried cranberries, finely chopped
1 pound(s) 93%-lean ground turkey

Place couscous in a large bowl. Pour in boiling water, stir and set aside until the water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. If grilling the burgers, preheat grill to medium-high.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add celery; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add thyme, sage, salt and pepper; cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds more. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the couscous, add cranberries and stir to combine. Let cool for 5 minutes. Add turkey and stir until combined; do not overmix. Form the mixture into 6 patties.
To cook on the stovetop: Coat a large nonstick skillet, preferably cast-iron, with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the patties, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 4 minutes. Turn and cook on the other side for 2 minutes. Cover and continue to cook until lightly browned but still juicy (the juices should run clear, not pink), about 4 minutes more. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should read 165 degrees F.) To grill: Oil the grill rack (see Tip) and grill the burgers for 5 to 6 minutes per side, flipping gently to avoid breaking them. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! all these recipes looks so good! Keep posting them! I'm gonna have to try a bunch! :)