Unfortunately, I only had 4oz of leftover ground turkey when I made this experiment. It came out better than I ever expected and it would have even been better if I could have made it with more ground turkey.
The pear/ginger combination was awesome with the turkey. It was a fun spin and I will make it again once I get my hands on more meat. The only thing I'll do differently next time is double everything and add an egg. Even though the burgers stayed together I think they needed a bit more glue.
I didn't want to smother this burger in ketchup--strange for me, I know--so instead I took the leftover pear and made a quick spread that went with them perfectly!
Here's how I made them yesterday. I hope the idea inspires you….
- 4oz lean ground turkey
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats (20g)
- ½ pear diced with skin
- About ½ inch of fresh ginger grated (I keep 1 inch cubes in my freezer)
- ½ tsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp dried parsley
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp ground sage
Place all ingredients in bowl.
Form into 2 patties and pan fry about 4 minutes a side until cooked through.
To make the Pear Yogurt Spread I pureed the other half of the pear (minus a few nibbles) with a tbsp of non-fat greek yogurt, then mixed in a dash of soy sauce. The result was a bit much for my two burgers, but it would have been perfect for about 4.
I used a whole wheat English muffin as my bun. Added some baby spinach and topped my burger with the spread. It was a great lunch!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|2||1 Ginger Pear Turkey Burger
not including bun or spread
|135||1g||3g||old: 2||new: 5|