Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spiced Turkey Burger

1 lb ground turkey 
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground fennel seeds 
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp dried chilli flakes
1 tsp soy sauce
1/3 cup worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 to 1 cup panko crumbs

thick slices of cheese
2 tomatoes - sliced
 handful of lettuce

  1. In a bowl, mix the ground turkey and all other ingredients except panko crumbs.
  2. Slowly add in the panko crumbs and mix well until the texture can be moulded into patties without breaking apart.  Add more or less as necessary.
  3. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Divide into 7 portions and mould them into burger patties at least 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Preheat the grill to high heat.  Brush the grill grate with some oil.
  6. Place turkey patties on the grill and cook 4 minutes on one side.
  7. Flip over and grill for another 4 minutes.  Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty and grill for another minute or till patties are fully cooked.
  8. Remove from grill and transfer to a plate.  Turn off heat.
  9. Open up the turkey burgers and place them on the grill.  Heat up till they are warm and lightly toasted.
  10. Fill up the burgers with turkey patties, lettuce and tomatoes and serve warm.

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