Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Asian Turkey Burgers

We've made it to Wednesdays folks! Yayyyy!! My Monday and Tuesday were busy but good. They went a little something like this:

Monday- Work, 6 Mile run, Caught up on BBBC exercises, cleaned
Tuesday- Work, taught Body Step, tricep dips, made delicious Rachel Ray din din!

I made Rachel Ray's Asian Turkey Burgers and lightened them up just a bit. They were delicious! I love the crunch of the water chesnuts. They are a little "unclean" due to the sauce mixed into the burgers but.... ;)

Ingredients:
  • 2 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
  • 12 ounces lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. Add ground turkey, water chestnuts, hoisin, scallions, ginger, and garlic; mix well. (The mixture will be moist.) With dampened hands, form the mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Place aluminum foil on cookie sheet and spray with Pam. Place burgers on foil and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. Check to make sure burgers are fully cooked and no longer pink.

Here is Josh's plate:

My plate:
I also had an apple with a little PB. Great dinner!

Sooooo...my work laptop has a giant virus. I am hoping I get it fixed soon! Wish me luck! Have a fabulous day!!

48 comments:

Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

these look great! thanks for sharing.

Alison said...

I'm not a big Rachel Ray fan, but some of her meals sure do taste good. Thanks for the recipe.
Good luck with your computer!

VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for making it to Wednesday!! :-D

Hang in there with your work laptop!!

janeexplained said...

Looks great and good modifications! I'll be living in Chas again this summer - I love the food, but do you have any tips for restaurants with some lighter options?

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Hi Erica, I made turkey burger last night too, although not as good as yours! :) I'll try this recipe next time! :D

Sara said...

This sounds like a great variation on turkey burgers, I will have to try it!

Krista said...

Those burgers look gret! I pulled out some turkey meat for burgers tonight! ;)

greendogwine said...

Those burgers look fab! I love RR but so many of her recipes tend to be very "heavy" - nice job lightening it up!

Can I please have a Frankie Bean pic soon? :P

Dawn said...

I love using water chestnuts, love that crunch.
What virus did your laptop get? That stinks.

bhealthier said...

your recipe looks fantastic! yumm-o haha.

I am getting married! ahh! does the excitement wear off? I don't even know where to start.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, super delicious looking!!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance Health said...

I just made some awesome garbanzo burgers, you'd love 'em – very clean! Do you have Heidi Swanson's cookbook Super Natural Cooking by chance?

Pearl said...

oh those burgers look mm!

hope your laptop gets fixed soon :)

Rose said...

Those burgers look great. Are they really dense? I sometimes have a hard time eating dense burgers - but I really want to try this one!

healthyambition said...

Those turkey burgers look delicious. I'll definately be trying that recipe. Thank you!

Holly said...

Mmmmm mmmm! I do love me some turkey burgers. Thanks for sharing, it's always fun to jazz them up a different way. :-)

6 mile run - you are officially a runner, girl! That is awesome!

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds awesome. Chestnuts are so yummy. I love Rachel Ray's recipes.

burpandslurp said...

yum! great turkey burger recipe! I love asian fusion foods.usually turkey burgers turn out kinda dry, but yours looks nice and juicy!
and gah, I hate laptop problems! hope you get it fixed soon. but it may be worthwhile to invest in a Mac!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Yay Wednesday!! Hope your computer gets well soon ;)

First of all, I can't believe Bret picked Taya - how cliche?! Second you'll love Bethenny when you see the latest ep!!

Evelyn Fisher said...

those look positively delicious

Esi said...

Ooh, I hope your computer gets fixed! Get a Mac and you will never have that problem :)

Danielle said...

That looks great, i love turkey burgers, I've heard rumors that it's going to be really warm here this weekend and I'm looking forward to bbqing some up!

Fitnessista said...

oooh i've made those before! the flavors are awesome :D the rizzle did well with that one
have a great day <3

Julie said...

blaaah viruses stink! good luck fixing it :)

Diana said...

Yikes, good luck with the virus! The burgers look awesome. I will admit that hoisin sauce is one of my favorite "unclean" ingredients. YUM!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Ugh viruses...tell your boss to buy you a mac! Love mine. :)

Gosh Erica, you've been on busy girl. Don't know how you do it all! By the way, thanks so much for always squeezing in time to read my blog. Your comments always make my day. Are you and Josh going to come to Nashville anytime soon? You need to tell your father-in-law that Nashville is getting a Tasti-D-Lite! Didn't you tell me he was a frozen yogurt fan once?

Turkey burgers look tasty. Again, always laughing at the difference between the 2 plates. Exactly like me and Chris!

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

Dinner looks great! Good luck with your computer issues!

Jeena said...

Those turkey burgers look so gorgeous Erica.

Maria said...

Sorry your laptop is having issues! Glad you are having a good week. Mine has been hell, but I am getting through it. I got sick on my work trip, Josh came to rescue me last night. We are finally home and I am resting. Feeling better but not great. Still haven't eaten much and am really weak. Must of been the flu? I hope to feel better tomorrow!

Sara said...

Thanks for the recipe! I love making turkey burgers, but I am boring and usually just mix my ground turkey with and egg and some garlic salt and throw it on the george foreman :) I'll have to try this recipe sometime!

Aggie said...

I'm totally going to try this recipe! Sounds great ! I love turkey burgers...

Diana said...

Yikes! Sorry to hear about the computer virus - so annoying!

Those turkey burgers sound delish! I love the addition of water chestnuts for crunch!

thecleanveggie said...

AMAZING :D
i love asian flavors!

Jane Beall said...

Thanks for the dining suggestions. I have heard great things about Mustard Seed - especially their desserts. I can't wait to get back down to Chas even more now that you have me thinking about all the great food :)

Heather said...

yummm yummm yummm! that all looks so good. i love asian flavors :)

just me said...

eww...computer viruses stink! hope you get that resolved!

and the burgers look GREAT!

Zesty Cook said...

Those look amazing! I wish I had one right now

Kerstin said...

Oh, they look good - I love hoisin sauce! We always have ground turkey around, so I'll have to try these.

Jennifer said...

I like the idea of adding the water chestnuts, that sounds so good!

I'm writing the recipe down now!

lilveggiepatch said...

UGH sorry about the virus! Hope it's fixed soon... technology can be so frustrating!

ChickPea said...

You are such a burger queen!

MizFit said...

they DO look great!
My turkey burgers typically originate from a biga**Costco bag :)

lately anyway...

and the virus? will the work techperson fix? that's one BIG THING I miss about working from home...a techdude.

Bridget said...

Those burgers look and sound SO good!! I love hoisin sauce!

Yes we should definitely meet for coffee when you are up here!! That would be so fun:)

ttfn300 said...

these look great! i hated water chestnuts as a kid, but maybe now i'd like 'em :)

Elyse said...

Sounds like an uber-productive day! Good for you. Man, these Asian turkey burgers sound delicious. I'm always up for a new turkey burger recipe. Delish!

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