Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Turkey Burgers

From Dining for Two (recipe is easily doubled or tripled); makes excellent turkey burgers that are very juicy and filled with vegetables. Very kid friendly.

1/2 lbs. turkey: ground breast
1 small zucchini coarsely shredded
1 tbsp. onions (yellow) finely grated
1 tbsp. cilantro finely chopped (I use more--PKS)
1/2 small pepper (jalapeño or serrano) (sometimes I use red pepper flakes instead--PKS)
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cups yogurt: Greek low-fat
1/3 cups cucumber finely diced
1 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp. lime zest grated
1 1/2 tsp. lime juice

To make the burgers, combine the turkey, zucchini, onion, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper in a bowl until well mixed. Shape into 4 patties.

Heat 1/2 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook until golden and cooked through, about 12 minutes, turning the burgers halfway through and adding the remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil to the pan after turning them.

Meanwhile, to make the tzaziki sauce, stir together the yogurt cucumber, garlic, lime zest, and juice in a small bowl. Serve with the burgers.

Serve with either pita bread or buns.

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