Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Brilliant Burgers - Turkey and Veg Burgers

Turkey, Courgette, Sweetcorn and Peppers Burgers



These are delicious turkey burgers packed full of veggies, kid - friendly and perfect to make ahead and keep in the freezer for a mid week meal. 

Bubs is now a fully talking toddler so to quote him on one of his new words - he thinks these are brilliant. I am always on the search for fast food that is both tasty, healthy and quick to make and these sure fit the brief. 

They taste and cook best if made ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to cook them, I also froze a bunch by making the mixture, cooling it down in the fridge and then freezing the burgers with some greaseproof between them to ensure they do not stick, simply defrost when needed and cook away. 

Ingredients 

2 Garlic Cloves - finely chopped
2 Spring Onions - finely chopped
1/2 Courgette - finely grated
1/2 Red Pepper - finely chopped
5 Babycorn - finely sliced or 1/2 cup of sweetcorn kernels
500g Minced Turkey Breast
1 Tbsp. Paprika
1 Tbsp. Garlic Salt
1 tsp Ground Cumin
Black Pepper 
1 Tbsp. Mixed Dried Herbs
1/2 Cup of Panko Breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp. Oil (any to shallow fry the burgers)
*Salt and 1 finely diced red chilli if making for non-Bubs

Method

1. In a large bowl combine the garlic, spring onions, courgette, red pepper, sweetcorn, turkey, paprika, garlic salt, cumin, black pepper, herbs and breadcrumbs
2.Using either your hands or a ring shape into burger shapes
3.Refrigerate for around 3 hours
4.Heat oil in a frying pan and shallow fry for around 5-6 minutes each side until cooked through
5.Serve either in a bun or as a healthier open burger 

We had ours for a light lunch on brioche bread with avocados and crispy parma ham on top, delicious.