During the month of May, Bobby and I have been attempting to make more of an effort to branch out and try new recipes. Although our schedules have been insane, we have had a few opportunities to make our goal a reality. One such occasion was last week, when we tried our hand at turkey burgers.
That’s not a burger, you say? Well…that’s true. The burger part of our endeavor was a bit of a flop, but now we can at least say we tried and be more prepared next time around!
Below is the recipe we followed, along with our thoughts on what went wrong.
Not-So-Burger-y Turkey Burgers
- 1.5 pounds ground turkey
- 1 large egg
- 2 tbsp. ketchup
- 2 tbsp. mustard
- 1.5 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Grease a large saute pan. Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Form turkey mixture into patties and place each into the pan, leaving a little distance in between.
Clearly, we made some incredibly large burgers (three in total). We think this is where the problem started. As the burgers began to heat up, the bottoms started to burn, but since they were barely cooked through, it was nearly impossible to flip them in one piece.
You can already see we were headed for trouble. Eventually, we had to concede defeat.
Ground turkey it is! We meant to do that all along… 😉 We brought out the Arnold Sandwich Thins and created “burger-like” portions for each of us.
We kept the spirit alive by adding the usual toppings: cheese (Swiss), lettuce (spinach), tomato, ketchup and mustard. Do you like the nice swirl design going on with the condiments?
Most importantly, the taste was still there. Although it was impossible to eat this as you would a real burger — we quickly pulled out the forks — the recipe itself was great. If we make them into smaller patties next time, I’m sure we’ll be all set!
Live and learn.
Have you made a recipe recently that didn’t turn out perfectly, but was still delicious?
I’d love to know about some of your most recent creations.
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