Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Once upon a turchicken burger


I've been meaning to share this recipe for what feels like a decade for a few reasons:
1. It's easy and a chimp could do it
2. They're freezable so it'll allow you to build up your freezer meals if you're into that
3. They're also good for a party because you can make them in advance
4. It allowed me to combine the words turkey and chicken
5. People asked on Instagram and I ignored the requests because I was feeling too lazy to type it all out there.

I typically end up making these, using some for the week, and freezing about 15-20 of them for future use. That is reflected below in the quantities. If you do not have any desire to freeze them, use only one pound of ground meat, almost a full container of crumbled goat cheese, and divide everything else by three. When not divisible by three, err on the side of over-seasoning because ground turkey and ground chicken could use it.

Ingredients 
2 lb ground chicken
1 lb ground turkey
3 eggs, lightly beaten
15 oz frozen spinach, defrosted  and squeezed so there is no excess water (this is a bag and a half)
2 4 oz containers of crumbled goat cheese
3/4 of a red onion, diced fine
2 TBS worcestershire sauce
4 TBS dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon season salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
a few sprinkles of whole wheat bread crumbs

Directions
Mix ingredients by hand. Feel free to sub out seasonings. Form medium sized patties and use your thumb to depress the middle a bit.

Cook patties in a heated cast iron skillet four minutes per side. Even when I'm freezing them, I cook them first. That way I can just thaw and eat.

Set aside to cool. Wrap the ones that will be frozen in parchment paper and freeze in gallon bags.



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20 comments:

  1. Yum, these look great and the fact they are freezable is EVEN better!

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  2. Love this healthier option to just straight up beef, and the fact that you can freeze these is awesome! Work up front, and then easy afterwards! :)
    Link this up with Jess and I today!

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  3. now that i'm heading back to work (wahhhhhh!) massive food prep needs to start happening. def bookmarking this so thanks for sharing!

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  4. Yum. Do you cook them before freezing or freeze raw?

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  5. These sound delicious and I love that I can make a bunch and freeze them! I agree, ground turkey and chicken need extra flavoring usually for me.

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  6. sold. you had me at easy! and freezing. i don't think i have ever had / bought goat cheese though... is that just with the rest of the cheeses? lol.

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  7. This look delish! Never thought of combining the two! Thanks for recipe.

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  8. Love chicken burgers. Love turkey burgers. Love this post for the sheer brilliance. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. These look so tasty and delicious ♥♥

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  10. These look DELISH! Love that they are freezable too - perfect :)

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  11. i've mae turkey burgers and I've made chicken burgers but i've never made this!! sounds so good.

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  12. Smart making a lot ahead of time & freezing. I wish I had the mind to plan ahead more often :)

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  13. FOREVER looking for more recipes that are healthy and that I can make by hand and freeze. Thank you! Pinning for future ideas.

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  14. Making ahead and freezing is such a time saver. Fully support!

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  15. Making these. Can you substitute the goat cheese for feta? I have an aversion to goat milk products. Which I guess is really only cheese but I'm sure you understand what I mean.

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  16. These look so good. I haven't tried combining turkey and chicken. Freezing for future use is a good idea. I'm a big fan of goat cheese and spinach as well.

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  17. Those look amazing!!! I love that you cooked them in a skillet. I need to get a cast iron one!

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  18. I'm impressed by those grill lines alone!!! lol

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