The other night I was in the mood for burgers. Now, don’t get me wrong I love a good burger from a restaurant, but sometimes it’s way more fun to make my own. Why? I love to get creative with “not-so-typical” burger flavors.
Here’s the recipes for one of my favorite burger creations and favorite side dish. Both recipes were inspired by ones in magazines, but of course I had put my own little twist on them.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce,
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 minced medium onion, minced
- 1 small habanero pepper, seeded and minced
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- Salt + pepper to taste
- In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, curry powder, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper.
- Form into 4 burgers and cook (or grill) over medium heat until the burgers are cooked all the way through (about 6 minutes per side).
- Then they are ready to eat!
Alternate Idea: I prefer to eat these patties on their own – no bread. But another great alternative is to serve the patties in lettuce or cabbage leaves.
- 1 pound carrots, cut into sticks
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place carrot sticks onto a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.
- Add the extra virgin olive oil, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper.
- Toss the carrot sticks to make sure everything is nicely coated with the olive oil and spices.
- Bake for about 25 minutes. Occasionally mix the “fries” around to ensure they cook evenly.
- When the “fries” are done sprinkle on a pinch more salt and serve.