It’s Day 5 of the Clean Program Cleanse at my house.
We have discovered a lot of new recipes this week – and I’m pleased to report that most have been enjoyed not only by my husband and me (the “detoxers”), but also by my three kids.
Whether you are eating them Clean-style – sandwiched between two Romaine lettuce leaves – or on a hamburger bun, I think you will enjoy these, too.
Asian Turkey Burgers with Pickled Vegetables
1 lb. ground turkey
4 cloves garlic, finely grated (I used a microplane)
1-inch fresh ginger root, finely grated
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 cup parsley or cilantro, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
coconut oil, vegetable spray or EVOO
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 packet of Stevia (about 1 tsp) – or, if you’re not avoiding honey, you can put in a teaspoon of honey
1 cup carrots, cut like matchsticks
1 cup cucumbers, cut like matchsticks
In a small pot, boil vinegar and Stevia. Pour over carrots and cucumbers, mix well, and let marinate on the counter while you prepare the burgers.
In a bowl, mix turkey, garlic, ginger, coriander, and parsley or cilantro. Form mixture into mini-size burgers (about 2 inches in diameter).
Cook in a skillet until cooked through and browned, about five minutes per side.
Serve with pickled vegetables. If you want, you can make a “Romaine lettuce bun”, or have them plain, as we did.
As far as the cost goes, using ground turkey is definitely a more frugal (less un-frugal?) alternative to ground beef. One pound of meat fed the five of us, with two mini burgers left for lunch the next day.
Do you make turkey burgers as a healthier, more frugal alternative to hamburgers? Have you ever added ginger to your burgers? Zing!