Turkey burgers

The theme for this month is to be a little bit more budget conscious in our meal planning. We made some great stuff last month, we also ended up spending a bit more than we planned.

To kick off the new month I made some simple turkey burgers from TJ’s ground dark meat ($3.99/lb). I’ve learned in the past that turkey meat can really stick to itself when made into a patty, so I tried a few tricks to keep it tender, moist, and flavorful:


  • 1lb dark turkey meat
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced or pressed)
  • 1in. cube grated fresh ginger
  • sliced almond
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water

Saute the onions for about 7 minutes until very tender. Then add the garlic for two minutes. Removed from heat. Mix all ingredients by hand in a bowl. Make into patties and let sit for a few hours. They cook quickly, so be careful not to overdo it (10 minutes, max).

Serve on bread with cheese, hummus, mustard, avocado and other condiments.





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