Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Turkey-Veggie Burgers

I make these turkey-veggie burgers once a month.  We eat a few then freeze some for later.  We all love the taste.  And as a mom who's good at sneaking in veggies into foods, I'm very happy with what goes into this burger and that my family gobbles them up every few weeks. 

I save the fattening, real-meat burgers for special outings and restaurant visits now.  This is my go-to recipe for around the house, baked burgers. 

You could probably put these on the grill too but since they're pretty moist, I've always been too afraid they'd fall apart. 

Here's the recipe:

Turkey-Veggie Burgers
(Makes 7 to 8 patties)

1 pound of ground turkey
1/2 cup of pureed broccoli 
1/2 cup of pureed (or shredded) carrots
1/2 cup of oats, old-fashioned rolled
1/2 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup of skim milk
2 Tbsp soy sauce, low sodium
1 Tbsp A-1 steak sauce (or use Worcestershire sauce)
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 tsp honey mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Cajun seasoning (or combo of salt and pepper)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Grease a large oven safe skillet with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients.  Form into seven or eight burger patties. 

Place into skillet that has been greased and warmed on the stove-top. Cook one side over medium heat for about seven to nine minutes. 

Flip burgers and then place entire skillet into oven.  Bake at 400 degrees for about ten to fifteen minutes. 
Carefully remove the skillet using a pot holder since the pan will be very hot!  Serve on bread or buns. 

Leftover burgers can be frozen in freezer safe storage bags for up to three months.  Reheat them in microwave. 

Would your family try these?  My friends and family are always amazed that they're eating a burger made of turkey and vegetables that taste this good! 

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