Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Turkey Tricolore

I love ground turkey, but let's face it, it can be kind of bland. I've tried lots of different ways of spicing up turkey burgers, and this is one of my favorites. I call it "Turkey Tricolore" because of the festive colors in it: mostly red, green, and yellow. Okay, well, I never called it that before, but now I am.

Here are some of the things I throw in there, depending on what I have on hand. This is a good meal to make the same week you make tacos (I know, haven't posted the recipe yet), because you could just buy two packages of ground turkey, use a lot of the same ingredients, and use a lot of the same condiments.

1 lb. ground turkey
1 drained can Ro-tel tomatoes and green chiles mix
1/2 medium yellow onion, diced fine
2 or 3 diced garlic cloves
1 small fistful diced cilantro
a liberal dusting of mexican seasoning (second entry, scroll down)
1 egg
1/2 teasp. liquid smoke
a good slosh of Worcestershire sauce

That's it! Mix it lightly with your hands, and form into patties and grill. You can serve it with taco fixings by itself, with cheese on a bun, or my favorite way: with a broiled slice of smoked cheese, like smoked gouda or smoked mozzarella. Hoo boy. Smoke-a-riffic.


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