I'm all for having a well-stocked pantry, but sometimes too much is just, well, too much. I'm not a fan of clutter in any capacity, so when I recently realized my freezer and pantry were just too full, I went to work planning some meals to use up what I already had on hand. A quick search on the Food Network website and I had this recipe from, Ellie Krieger, one of my favorite healthy cooks. I had everything on hand to make these burgers, so away I went.
To be perfectly honest, I was a bit worried about the burgers being dry; turkey burgers are known to do that. But I had faith in Ellie and her recipe, so away I went. And holy cow! Both M and I were so happy with the results. By adding a slice of cheese and a simple sauce to the burgers, we had a delicious, simple, and very economical dinner.
Green Olive Turkey Burgers
inspired by Ellie Krieger via Food Network
For the burgers:
1-1.25 lbs. ground turkey
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 c. coarsely chopped pitted green olives
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 TBSP finely chopped Italian parsley
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper
4-5 slices baby Swiss cheese
8-10 pieces whole wheat bread
For the sauce:
1/2 c. lowfat mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
1/4 c. Dijon mustard
2 TBSP chopped Italian parsley
freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. If using a grill pan, spray with cooking spray.
2. While grill heats, mix together turkey, olive oil, olives, garlic, parsley, cumin, paprika, and black pepper in a large bowl. Shape into four or five patties.
3. Place burger patties on grill or grill pan and cook for four to five minutes per side. When one minute remains in cooking time, place cheese over the top of each burger patty.
4. Meanwhile, mix together all ingredients for sauce and toast the bread.
5. Assemble burgers and enjoy!
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