I love to bake. Cooking…not so much. The daily grind of providing dinner for myself and my husband (who is a rather picky eater) can wear on me. Therefore, I have three basic requirements for a recipe:
- It can be prepared relatively quickly and easily.
- It tastes good to both of us.
- It is healthy and made with fresh ingredients.
This recipe is one of my all-time favorites because of its great flavor and flexibility. It’s also super fast and easy!
12 oz. lean ground turkey
1 clove garlic, minced
2-3 tablespoons basil pesto (I use refrigerated for ease but fresh will work as well.)
2 tablespoons of grated carrot
3 tablespoons of cereal-type oats
1 oz. white wine (use your favorite)
¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 teaspoons olive oil
Combine first seven ingredients in a bowl, mixing well. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Form your turkey mixture into patties – I usually make 4-5 patties from a batch. Cook until halfway done (easy to tell), flip over and continue cooking until patties are cooked through, about 3-4 minutes more.
I love turkey burgers with some baby spinach and feta cheese as a filling and healthy dinner salad. A little whole grain rice goes nicely as well. My husband prefers his on a wheat Kaiser roll with baby spinach and spicy brown mustard.
Diana Jones is a 26 year-old public relations professional and discombobulated writer. You can check out her blog at: An Elegant Kerfuffle