Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dee's Turkey Burgers

2lbs of fresh lean ground turkey
1/2 C finely chopped sweet onion
1/2 C italian bread crumbs
1/4 t black pepper
1/2 t salt
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t Cayenne pepper
1/4 t celery salt
2 eggs beaten
1 t olive oil
8 slices of pineapple
8 potato hamburger rolls
1 bottle of Sweet Baby Rays barbeque sauce.

In a large bowl mix all ingredients well with your hands

Form into 8 large patties.

(broil,or grill, makeing sure they are cooked all the way through.)
While the burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices giving them a nice grill mark and heating through, put aside.
To build your burger: place the burger on bottom of roll, top with a slice of pineapple and fill the center with barbeque sauce, and cap with top of roll.

Another use:

Because I do not always need 8 patties, I freeze 4 and make 4. One evening after work we were trying to think of something really fast , easy and tasty for supper so I suggested Spaghetti and meatballs. My idea was good, but I did not have any ground beef to make meatballs. So I thawed out the turkey burger patties , divided each one in quarters and rounded the quarters into little meatballs. I browned them in a little olive oil , then let them finish cooking in the sauce.
Much to our pleasure and surprise, they were really great!!

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