Using readily and cheaply available turkey mince, this is a low-fat, high protein and healthy alternative to traditional burgers.
Andrew: These were pan-fried and made up for a midweek family supper, but they can equally be prepared in advance and kept in the freezer for a summer barbeque.
Dawn: The herbs and spices used are only a suggestion. There are endless varieties here.
To serve 4 (8 burgers)
400-500g turkey mince
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli
1 tsp cumin powder
1 egg to bind (optional)
splash of olive oil for frying
- In a bowl, combine the mince with the chopped onion, herbs and spices. Use a wooden spoon or use your hands to mix and blend the ingredients.
- Add a beaten egg to the mix and use this to bind the mixture together. This is not always necessary if the mixture is already sticky.
- Divide into 8 balls, rolling them between your hands, then press your hands together so the spheres of mixture become flattened burgers, each about 1.5-2cm thick.
- Fry the burgers in a pan with a little olive oil for anywhere between 2-15 minutes, turning frequently and ensuring the burgers are cooked all the way through.
Dawn: This is great with the sweet potato mash recipe.
Andrew: A crisp and simple green salad on the side, or a few green beans too, would make an easy and quick family supper.