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turkey-burgersIngredients:

• 500 gr turkey mince
• 1 small onion finely chopped
• 1 Tsp Dijon mustard
• 1 garlic crushed
• 1 egg
• Dash Worsteshire sauce (optional)
• Tbsp chopped parsley
• Tbsp olive oil for cooking
• Plain flour for dusting.
• Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

“Gently fry chopped onion in very small amount of oil. Add pinch of salt and cook until soft. Set aside to cool.
In a bowl mix all ingredients, and form into patties shape for cooking. Lightly dust with flour and shallow fry in pan with oil.
Put on kitchen paper and into oven – just warm – leave for 5 mins for any excess oil to absorb into paper.

Assemble the burger with well chosen sourdough or whole meal rolls.

The choices for filling are endless – Try to avoid mayonnaise, hot or creamy sauces. Here are some suggestions.
– Caramalised onions
– Onion chutney
– Homous
– Tzadziki dip
– Avocado salsa
– Pesto options ( light on oil content )
– Roasted pumpkin, beetroot, garlic, fennel bulb
– Any variety of fresh vegetables, and salad

SERVES 4

Extra Info:

Turkey mince is a good alternative if you are not a fan of red meat and would like to vary your diet. Easy to make the turkey patties the night before for daytime meals on the go – if assembling the burgers well in advance avoid using very wet ingredients. Homous is a great base to work from for building the burger because it adds creaminess without the saturated fats.

Health Overview:

Gluten Free: yes
Added Sugar: yes
Vegetarian: No
Vegan: No
Lactose Free: no