How many blueberries can one eat before they turn blue? Didn’t that happen to one of the girls on Willy Wonka? Yep… Not sure why she turned blue, but I think I am headed for the same fate. I can’t resist them when I go shopping, buying 2 to 3 pints at a time. Ah well, blue may be better than the pale thing I have going on right now. Sorry, no picture of blueberries, I ate them too fast.
Switching gears. These burgers almost didn’t make it on the grill. Why? Because I walked out of the grocery without ground turkey and had to stop the Jeep, re-park, run back in, and get another weird look from cashier, before I could head for home. Mind you, this was all done post-workout – aka, sweaty as a pig, so the weird look could have been from my appearance or re-appearance, who knows.
*Then you add everything and anything*
Once me and the turkey made it home together, I was starving! So I heated up the grill and whipped up some tasty burgers. I threw in a little of this and a pinch of that. This isn’t so much a recipe as it is a guide. It can be altered to your liking. Wanna use garlic powder, or maybe cumin, or a jalapeno, or what about some feta or goat cheese – all great ideas! Use whatever you have in your fridge and pantry that will make you happy. This time around I used crushed red pepper, black pepper, salt, stir – fry sauce (main ingredient is soy sauce), 1/2 sweet onion, 1 garlic clove, and I bound it all together with bread crumbs ( I couldn’t locate my bread crumbs, so instead I used instant oatmeal – worked like a charm!) and an egg.
*Divide and conquer (make the patties)*
Don’t know about you, but I sometimes get more excited about the burger toppings than the actual meat. One of my favorites, which I was a little hesitant to try at first, is a fried egg. Give it a try, you won’t be sorry! Opting out of the fried egg (not a talent I posses) I instead piled high romaine lettuce, a thin slice of tomato, and a little red onion. To this I added some Swiss cheese, mayo, and ketchup. Avocado slices would have been good too. Good thing summer is just beginning!
Makes 4 burgers
1 Lb Ground Turkey
1/4 Cup bread crumbs (remember, instant oatmeal works too!)
1 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of crushed red pepper ( if you don’t like heat, then by all means, leave out)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Stir-fry sauce/soy sauce
1/2 Sweet onion, finely diced
1 Garlic clove, minced
- Heat grill.
- In a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients and mix together with wooden spoon or your hands.
- Form into 4 equal sized patties (about 1/4 lb each).
- Place on grill over medium heat and cook, flipping once, until internal heat reaches 165°F (no longer pink in the center).
- Remove from grill and let rest for a few minutes.
- Build your sandwich and enjoy!