Turkey Veggie Burgers

I seriously can't remember the last time I had an actual hamburger... Sad, I know. I usually eat veggie burgers or turkey burgers so I thought... Why not mix the two together?! Now we have turkey veggie burgers and all their deliciousness!

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When I think of turkey, usually only two things come to mind... Thanksgiving and lunch meat. I always forget about ground turkey... It's both lean and flavorful! I need to remember to buy it more often... That's your job from now on. Remind me to buy more ground turkey. Much appreciated. 

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Let's talk veggies. It shouldn't be news to you that I love vegetables. I sneak them into anything and everything... Including burgers. Surprise! So why corn? Because it's crunchy. Why carrots? Because I love carrots, they are always in my fridge and when shredded they make a perfect filler. Why jalapenos? Because burgers should be spicy. Why scallions? I don't know. Figured I needed some sort of onion... Hey at least I'm honest. ;)

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Turkey Veggie Burgers

Makes 4 monster burgers. 310 calories per burger (not including the bun).

Ingredients:

- 1.25 lbs lean ground turkey (I used 93% lean)

- 1 cup steamed corn

- 3 medium carrots, shredded

- 1 bunch scallions (about 5), thinly sliced

-  6 garlic cloves, minced

- 2 jalapeño peppers, minced

- 1 tsp salt

- 1/2 tsp pepper

- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

- 1/2 tsp chili powder

- 1/2 tsp cumin

- 1 tbsp olive oil

- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

- your favorite buns

- toppings of your choice (I used lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, avocado, mustard and chimichurri sauce)

Directions:

1. mix all the veggies and spices together in a medium sized bowl until the spices are evenly dispersed

2. stir in ground turkey until well combined

3. pour breadcrumbs into a small bowl and set aside

4. divide turkey veggie mixture into 4 equally sized balls

5. roll each ball in the breadcrumbs until covered then flatten into a patty shape and set aside on a large plate

6. preheat oven to 300 F

7. heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat

8. cook the patties in the skillet for about 6-8 minutes on each side

9. a couple minutes before the patties are done, toast the buns in the preheated oven for about 2-3 minutes

10. once the patties are cooked and buns are toasted, assemble the burgers with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

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We've had these three times in the last two weeks... Definitely becoming a staple in our house. Hope you enjoy!

- A