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Turkey burgers with tomato garnish

Friday, 29 September 2017 22:15:37 -0700


  • Ground turkey 1 lb.
  • Garlic, chopped fine 2-3 cloves
  • Shortening (optional) 1 tbsp
  • Jalapeno chopped fine (optional) 2 tbsp
  • Basil chopped fine 1 tbsp
  • Smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • Chinese 5 spice powder 1 tsp
  • Molasses 1 tsp
  • Black pepper a few grinds
  • Salt 1/2 tsp, or to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients well. Form loosely into patties. Saute over low-medium heat in cast iron skillet with a few tablsesppons olive oil.
  2. Give burgers about 5 min on each side. After a couple of minutes on second side reduce heat and cover skillet to assure burgers are cooked through. (Internal temp should be 165°F.)
  3. Remove burgers from pan to dish while preparing garnish in same pan.
  4. Alternatively, burgers could be grilled on an outdoor charcoal/gas grill. Depending on the grill's setup the initial browning step may not be necessary.
Tomato garnish:
  • Good tomato sauce 1-2 cups
  • Garlic, finely chopped 2 cloves
  • Chicken stock 1/2 cup
  • White wine/vermouth 1/2 cup
  1. Remove all but 1 tbsp oil from burger skillet. Saute garlic in oil. Add wine, scrape up all residue in skillet, dissolving in boiling wine.
  2. Put in chicken stock while continuing to stir. Then add tomato sauce. Correct seasoning with salt/black pepper.
When ready to serve, spoon some of the tomato mixture on top of burgers, or alongside burgers in a sauce dish.

Excellent with chick pea flatbread or other sandwich-like preparations. And lentils with tomato and balsamic vinagrette goes great with these burgers.

categories: fowl, grill/BBQ

About Thinair Recipes

Recipes developed specifically for low-sodium diets—so easy to use! Here's a quick guide. Ingredients are in boxes:

  • garlic, chopped 3 cloves

Recipes can have several ingredient boxes showing stuff needed for numbered step-by-step instrucions:

  1. Saute garlic in oil until soft.
  2. Add chicken stock to pan...

Not too complicated!

BTW when "salt" is an ingredient, it refers to KCl or "salt substitute", not NaCl in any form! Ask your doctor if that's OK, KCl may not be healthy for some people.