While a classic cheeseburger is always delightful, sometimes it's fun to mix things up with new sauces and/or toppings.  So today I'm showing you how to make a mouth-watering Barbecue Turkey Burger.  Even when using extra lean ground turkey meat, this burger is moist, flavorful and simply delicious.  

I'll be serving the burger with a side of Sweet Pepper Potatoes.  The savory  potato bites and the sweet peppers are a great complement to the sweet and savory burger. 

Barbecue Turkey Burgers
Total Time: 25 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

What you'll need
1/2 pound lean ground turkey
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
2 cloves garlic, pressed with a garlic press
2 teaspoons seasoned salt 
1 cup barbecue sauce
2 hamburger buns 

1/2 tomato, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced 

1.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and seasoned salt.  Mix well. 

2. Form meat into 2 patties.  (I make my husband's a bit bigger than mine). 
3. In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add burger patties and sliced onion.  Cover skillet.  Let burgers cook for about 5 minutes on each side. 
4. Add barbecue sauce and cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring sauce occasionally. 
5. Once the burgers are cooked through remove from heat.  Place them inside the hamburger buns and top with lettuce, onion and tomato. 
The side dish
I'll be serving the burgers with a side of Sweet Pepper Potatoes.

Sweet Pepper Potatoes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes

What you'll need
1/2 pound russet or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cup sliced mini-sweet peppers
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon butter
salt and pepper to taste
minced fresh chives (optional)

1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Add butter.  Continue to stir to keep from burning.  Once butter is melted, add potatoes. 
2. Reduce heat to medium and sauté the potatoes, without stirring, until the potatoes are golden brown on the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. 
3. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally,  until potatoes are golden brown on all sides, about 8 minutes.
4. Add peppers and saute until tender, about 2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
5. Remove from heat.  Garnish with chives.  Serve and enjoy!
Sweet Pepper Potatoes Recipe adapted from Cuisine Tonight For Two Magazine 

The leftovers
Since it is close to impossible to buy just two hamburger buns, you will most likely have about six buns leftover.  This drives me crazy, because I rarely end up using the remaining buns, and then they end up in garbage at the end of the week.  I'm honestly surprised that I haven't pulled a George Banks and ripped open a pack in the grocery store, so that I could remove all of the buns that I don't need.  

Since such behavior is borderline inappropriate, I decided to accept the leftover buns, and challenge myself to see how many unique recipes I could create using hamburger buns.  The end result was a week of  really great hamburger bun inspired recipes.  I'll be sharing these recipes with you next week during "Bun Week."  Stay tuned!!

01/18/2013 17:21

This is the second meal I've made from your blog this week and I'm in love! My husband and I loved these burgers- they were delicious! Thanks for another hit meal! :)

01/30/2013 17:08

You can always freeze the extra buns! That's what I do and as long as you take them out a good amount of time and let them thaw at room temp it's like they were never frozen.


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