Monday, May 16, 2022

Easier Turkey Zucchini Burgers


Remember those turkey zucchini burgers I made a while back? I really liked them, but they had been a bit finicky, what with getting the amount of moisture right, adding yogurt, then breadcrumbs to compensate… Well, this recipe from Real Simple made things easier! There are fewer ingredients, with cumin and garlic powder for flavor. I doubled the recipe and got 11 patties, so the amounts below would have yielded more than 4 for me. These were really good! I used flat burger buns (I like them, but the Little Prince prefers regular ones), and served them with fries. 

1 medium zucchini, grated (1 ½ cups loosely packed) 
1 lb. 85% lean ground turkey 
1 large egg 
1 tsp. garlic powder 
1 tsp. ground cumin 
½ tsp. kosher salt 
canola oil (for grilling) 
4 burger buns (toasted if you wish) 
sliced tomatoes, Bibb lettuce, mayonnaise, honey mustard (and/or toppings of your choice) 

Place zucchini on a clean kitchen towel and wring out excess liquid. Stir squeezed zucchini, turkey, egg, garlic powder, cumin, and salt in a large bowl. Divide mixture evenly into 4 portions (see above); form each into a ¾-inch-thick patty. 

Heat an oiled grill to medium or a greased grill pan over medium-high. Add patties and cook, flipping once, until a thermometer inserted in center of patties registers 165 °F, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Serve on buns with desired toppings.

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