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Turkey Burgers Recipe

  • Ingredients: 36

Turkey burgers with medium yellow onions, clove garlic, olive oil, ground turkey breast, dried bread crumbs, barbecue sauce, quick-cooking oats, dried basil, dried oregano, toasted wheat germ, liquid aminos, ground black pepper.




For vinaigrette

Heat in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat:

To assembl

  • Special equipment: two 12-inch squares cheesecloth

To smoke duck

  • 1 tsp. Darjeeling tea leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped

To glaze pears

To finish sauce and duck

  • Special equipment: wok with lid, heavy-duty foil, 12-inch round wire rack, 3-quart baking dish; instant-read thermometer


  1. Step 1 1. Peel the onions and cut into 1/8″ to 1/4″ pieces. Peel the garlic and chop finely. Warm the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

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  2. Step 2 Add the onions and garlic and cook over medium heat, stirring often, for about 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown.

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  3. Step 3 Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as necessary to prevent burning. Remove from the heat, transfer to a large bowl, and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Step 4 2. To the same bowl, add the turkey, bread crumbs, barbecue sauce, oats, basil, oregano, wheat germ, salt or aminos, and pepper to taste.

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  5. Step 5 3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook the burgers over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until browned and crispy.
  6. Step 6 Flip the burgers carefully and cook for 5 minutes longer, or until golden brown and a thermometer inserted in the center registers 165° and the meat is no longer pink.
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Turkey Burgers Recipe

  • Ingredients: 31
  • Serves: 4

Turkey burgers with mayonnaise, chopped fresh basil leaves, kalamata olives, ground turkey, chopped dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped fresh thyme leaves, sesame buns, packed arugula.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsps. chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 10 Kalamata olives
  • 1 1/4 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 tbsps. chopped dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 3/4 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 sesame buns
  • 1 1/2 cups packed arugula


  • tomato slices
  • shredded lettuce
  • condiments such as ketchup and mustard

For filling

For assembling sandwich

  • Accompaniment: lemon wedges
  • Special equipment: a deep-fat thermometer


Berry Compote

  • 2 1-pint baskets strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 3 tbsps. sugar
  • 2 tbsps. framboise liqueur or Grand Marnier
  • 2 1/2-pint baskets raspberries

For final assembly and decoration

  • Assorted nonpoisonous flowers

Berry compote


  1. Step 1 In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise and basil. Pit and chop olives. In a large bowl blend together olives, turkey, tomatoes, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.

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  2. Step 2 Form mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties. When forming patties, handle meat as little as possible for a juicier burger.
  3. Step 3 Grill burgers on an oiled rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals about 4 1/2 minutes on each side for well-done.
  4. Step 4 (Alternatively, burgers may be cooked in a hot well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or ridged grill pan.) Make sure burgers are cooked through.

Nutrition information

Calories 537 Carbohydrates 22 g (7%)
Fat 35 g (55%) Protein 32 g (65%)
Saturated Fat 3 g (17%) Sodium 511 mg (21%)
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g Fiber 1 g (5%)
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g Cholesterol 109 mg (36%)
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