"Turkey has a tendency to fall off the radar for 11 months of the year. But I have news for you; turkey is for life, not just for Christmas. And you can do so much more than simply roast it. Its versatile nature means it tastes great in stir fries, it’s delicious grilled with some lemon and it’s even better when it’s turned into a burger.
That’s right, a burger. Swap your usual steak mince for the turkey variety and not only do you have a really tasty and hearty burger, but it’s so much healthier than the traditional option."
500g turkey mince
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1.5 teaspoons of chilli powder
2.5 teaspoons of dried oregano
2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons of plain flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Tip: You could either make 4 large burgers or six smaller ones.
Put the turkey mince, onion, garlic, chilli powder, oregano and breadcrumbs into a large bowl and combine, making sure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together.
Add the egg to the meat mixture and mix well. I tend to use my hands as it makes sure the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Take a handful of the meat and, using your hands, sculpt the turkey into a burger shape. Put the burgers in the fridge for an hour to help them firm up.
Before cooking the burgers, coat each one in a little plain flour.
You can grill, fry or, if the sun is shining, throw them on the barbecue. Each burger will take roughly 20 minutes to cook if you grill them, but always check your burgers are cooked all the way through before serving.
I like to serve my burgers on crusty rolls with some sweet potato wedges on the side, and they taste really good with some cheddar cheese on top and a good old squeeze of tomato ketchup. Enjoy!