I always think of turkey as the underdog of the meat world, coming in a long way behind good old chicken. But in our house we are huge fans of turkey, often choosing it over chicken. Turkey is definitely not just for Christmas and, along with Lean on Turkey, I’m hoping to persuade you to try it out.
Turkey is a delicious, lean meat, which is high in protein, low in saturated fat and is a good source of natural vitamins and minerals. Lean on Turkey are trying to encourage families to use more turkey in their weekly cooking and have some great recipes on their website. They challenged me to come up with a dish to feed a family of four for under £10, so I decided to make some turkey burgers.
Ingredients (makes 6 medium burgers)
500g turkey thigh mince
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
50g wholemeal bread crumbs
1 tbsp parsley, chopped (or 1 tsp dried herbs)
salt and pepper
1. Firstly I made some bread rolls, adapting this recipe (I used water instead of milk and took out the sundried tomatoes and cheese).
2. Preheat the grill.
3. Mix together the turkey mince, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley and seasoning in a large bowl until they are well combined.
4. Form into 6 burgers, patting them together well.
5. Grill for 18-20 minutes, turning every so often, until they are well cooked through.
Ideally, I would serve these burgers with home made potato wedges and a lovely salad, but it was a Friday night and the children fancied oven chips and peas. Either way, they were delicious and went down really well, especially with the children. Grace said that they were the best burgers ever and asked if we can have them next week too! I see a Friday night ritual forming here…
Not only was it a super easy and tasty recipe, but it is also very inexpensive. The turkey mince was only £2 from Sainsbury’s and even making my own bread rolls, we were way under the £10 price limit.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lean on Turkey