Turkey Burgers To The Rescue
What day is it?? Guys, what day is it???? Turkey burger day? Well, yes but also…
Haha, sorry I had to! I actually have no idea how it’s already Wednesday. This week started off with a bang and has yet to slow down, so let’s enjoy the ride, what do ya say? I’ll sit here and enjoy my second, or maybe third coffee of the day, don’t judge me.
A Super Week
First, the Eagles win (somehow, some way). Oh yeah, If you didn’t know, now you know. I’m an Eagles Fan. You can’t hate me for having a team, right? Albeit I’m not the best fan out there, I have been following the Eagles since I can remember, but I don’t glue myself to the TV or follow any fantasy football leagues. My whole family is from Philly (Philly-Philly!) so I never really had a choice. My parents and brother are diehards and when my dad yells at the TV, it works .01% of the time, but hey you gotta respect the passion!
With that excitement came the next morning. A walk to remember. Anyone remember that movie? Man, I loved it. Anyway, this walk was far from romantic or movie worthy. Mandy Moore would be unimpressed. Instead, it made me question how I am allowed to own a dog, let alone take care of myself.
We have to go back to the drawing board with Bode (our 1-year-old Wheaten Terrier), as he keeps lunging after trucks and barking like the world is ending. This happened on our walk as a plow truck followed by a FedEx truck drove by…again. However, this time, I somehow, in the midst of controlling (or not controlling) him, burst open his freshly packed poo bag and well the ending to that story was quite crappy. We are getting more training for him (aka training for US) and I am now the proud owner of a very clean jacket, leggings, mittens, and dog…
The aftermath bath…
Bringing Home a Win
So, while things have been a roller coaster ride of emotions this week, the food has been at an all-time high. The dishes may be out of control because I tend to cook like a hurricane, but the food has made it all worth it. I encourage you to do the same when you cook. There is no rule that the kitchen has to be clean when you cook, in fact, most of my best work comes when the kitchen looks like a disaster.
This week, I decided to try making a goat cheese, arugula & roasted red pepper turkey burger. This idea came when I saw all the ingredients in my fridge. How convenient! I’m not sure what I had originally planned to do with said ingredients, I think a salad? However, this was a much better idea.
I give a lot of my Designed to Fit clients Turkey burgers and thought, hmm maybe I should hop on board. While I’m usually a ground beef and/or bison burger gal, I have to say, for once my turkey burger was tasty and NOT dry. I need a moist burger with flavor. If you have given up on turkey burgers in the past because of their dryness and/or blandness, like I had, I urge you to try-try again.
So while you try-try again with this turkey burger, let’s hope the Eagles try-try again for their redemption against the Pats. If all else fails, you can cook a good burger, am I right? Check out the recipe below and hang tight, another InstantPot recipe is coming your way this week, touchdown!!!!!
Turkey Burgers For the WIN!
Pro tip: You have a few options on cooking methods here, so don’t panic if you don’t own a cast iron skillet (even though you should). You can bake the burgers in a glass dish, on a baking sheet or roasting pan, grill them, or finish cooking them on the stove top in a skillet of choice.Print
- 1 Tbsp ghee or butter
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, diced
- 1/2 cup arugula, diced
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F
- In a medium bowl, combine turkey, goat cheese, peppers, arugula & spices with hands. Form into 4 patties, cover and put in fridge for 10 minutes. (This is optional but will help patties stay together better)
- Melt ghee/butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
- Place turkey patties in skillet and cook for 3 minutes, flip and then place in oven (middle rack) for 10-12 minutes or until burgers are cooked through (done when internal temp reaches 165°F)
Macros (per burger): 31g Protein, 1g Carb, 12g Fat
- Serving Size: 1 burger
Pro tip #2: I’ve made this without the goat cheese and it is still good! So if you are dairy-free or you just don’t like goat cheese (*GASP*), you can omit it, I guess…
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