Somewhere -- I think it was SkinnyTaste -- I saw a turkey recipe with zucchini. I don't remember the details but the thought stuck with me. Ground turkey is infamously dry and unlike beef, you can't serve it slightly rare to counteract. Normally I mix in some oats as it helps to hold on to some moisture, but adding zucchini seemed like a great idea too!
I didn't want to turn off The Boys with some crazy concoction I made up (I have a habit of doing that) so I kept the burgers themselves pretty simple. When I was cooking The Husband asked why I wasn't making "regular" burgers to which I said, "Because I want a turkey burger and I'm not making 3 different meals."
That shut him up. 🙂
When we sat down everyone just ate. They didn't poke or prod. No faces or complaints. They just ate. Even this guys had almost a whole patty cut up…
No one said a word so I finally had to ask.
"What did you guys think?"
"The Turkey Burgers."
"Oh! They were good."
"Yea, I like them but not as much as a regular burger."
OK, I can deal with that. I hate when people think of turkey burgers as a beef replacement. It's its own thing! And I love that I can now put them in rotation with our other summer meals. Especially now that I know both kids will eat them. BOTH!
Here's what I did…
- 20 oz Lean Ground Turkey
- ½ cup whole wheat bread crumbs (I make my own with bread ends)
- About 1 cup grated zucchini ~125g (1 small-medium size)
- 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 egg
- Pinch of Kosher Salt and Pepper
Put everything in a bowl.
Mix well and form into 7 patties just over 4 oz each.
Grill 6-7 minutes a side.
I roasted some root veggies and corn along side.
It was a great summer meal!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|1||1 turkey patty|
|145||3g||1g||old: 3||new: 4|