Monday, January 21, 2013

Curried Cauliflower, Carrot, & Turkey Burgers

Sometimes you just need a burger. A bacony cheesy beefy burger. If today is one of those days then you should check out our Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped BBQ Burgers With Caramelized Onion Bacon Jam.
If you are trying to eat a little lighter and are looking for something equally as delicious but perhaps a touch more healthy, then you should definitely try this recipe.
It has tons of flavor, great texture, and is super-de-duper filling with or without a bun. PLUS - it is uber healthy with its veggies and lean turkey ingredients.
According to Myfitnesspal - per burger - it is 200 calories, 10 fat, 6 carbs, and 26 protein.
Not too shabby.
Not too shabby at all!
Curried Cauliflower, Carrot, & Turkey Burgers
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 small onion, diced fine
2 cups cauliflower, raw, shredded
1 cup carrot, raw, shredded
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp curry powder (divided)
2 lbs ground turkey
salt & pepper
1 Tbsp dried parsley
2 Tbsp oats
1 egg
Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large pan, heat sesame oil. Add onions and cook and stir until they start to caramelise. Add cauliflower and carrots and water. Cook, covered, for about 10 - 15 minutes, until vegetables soften.
Remove cover, add 1/2 of the curry powder and continue to cook and stir another 2 - 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and let cool a bit.
In a mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, remaining curry powder, salt & pepper, parsley, oats, and egg.
Mix in cooled cauliflower mixture until well combined. Form into 8 equal sized patties and place on prepared cookie tray.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Turn on your broiler. Remove turkey from oven, flip patties over, and put back in oven - move rack up one level to be closer to the burner.
Broil for 3 - 4 minutes, until top is browned. (You don't have to do this step, I just like to do it to: A - make sure the turkey is thoroughly cooked, and B - I think it looks prettier.)
Now you can serve it on a bun with all the fixins or wrapped in some lovely, crunchy lettuce with all the fixins.
I usually go with a bun but I didn't have any on hand so gave the letuce wrap a try. It was really good. Definitely a good alternative. It was a little trickier to eat but I still managed.
Only 200 calories for one of these bad boys. The recipe makes 8 so you can eat some and freeze some, if you like. They freeze very well.

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