Last night Mike and I made Thai Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce following a recipe that I found via Pinterest. You can see the original recipe, here.
As per usual, we made some modifications to the recipe and we even were a little bit lazy this time! We were going to make the peanut sauce from scratch, as the original blogger did, but we would most likely never use some of the ingredients for anything else. When we were in Wegmans (seriously, if you have never been in a Wegmans it will change your view on grocery shopping) we saw this House of Tsang Bangkok Padang Peanut Sauce and decided to just use that!
Thai Turkey Burgers with Peanut Sauce
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 teaspoon ground (cayenne) red pepper
Peanut Sauce (Mike just poured some in, we didn't measure it)
To make the burgers you combine the ground turkey, carrots, broccoli, red pepper and some peanut sauce in a bowl and mix together (Mike did this part, yuck!). Since we only had three buns, Mike shaped three patties and we had a little bit of mixture left over. You could definitely make four smaller burgers with the amount of mixture that this recipe makes.
We cooked the burgers on a skillet that was sprayed with cooking spray (grilling) and cooked them until the center wasn't pink anymore, approximately 10 minutes total. Just make sure that the burgers don't stick to the skillet and to flip every three to four minutes!
Once the burgers were cooked we put them on the buns (toasted) and topped them with some spinach leaves and more peanut sauce.
These were AMAZING! We always have turkey burgers but we never do anything special with them. Occasionally, we will add some ranch dressing mix to them but we haven't done that in a long time! It is nice to have an alternative option that didn't require too much extra time to prepare.
Do you like turkey burgers? Any special ways that you prepare them?