Friday, September 3, 2010

Recipe Numero Uno: Jerk Turkey Burgers with Mango Slaw

Jerk Turkey Burger - Yum!
I had a hankering for something spicy yet healthy, so I thought up these little puppies.  With hardly any added fat, and lean meat, you might think that these would taste like diet food, but they don't.  They're spicy, juicy, and satisfying.  I hope you give them a try!

For the Burger Patties:

  • 1lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored & grated
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 slightly heaping Tablespoon of jerk seasoning (you can buy a pre-made mix in the store, but I prefer to make my own)
  • 1/4 cup panko (japanese style breadcrumbs)
  • Drizzle of EVOO
Mix well and form into patties. I got 6 out of this batch.

For the Slaw:
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 savoy green cabbage, cored and finely sliced.
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon scoops of Mango chutney
  • 1/2 cup of nonfat greek yogurt
  • S&P to taste
Mix all ingredients together, cover and refrigerate.

Grill up the patties on a medium-high grill.  Be sure to cook all the way through since you're using poultry, that takes approximately 4-5 minutes per side.

To serve, I chose to put the patties on grilled ciabatta bread.  Just take individual ciabatta loaves, cut in half and brush with a little bit of EVOO.  Grill until they are nicely toasted, then fill with your burger patty and a big scoop of slaw.


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