Turkey Veggie Burgers

After eating this turkey veggie burger for dinner, Hubby instantly asked if I would make 100 more. This is coming from a guy who swore he’d never enjoy a turkey burger as much as a beef burger. They’re that good. The shredded veggies keep the burgers extra moist just like they do in muffins and quick breads.

We had some purple carrots from our CSA box, which resulted in a very colorful turkey veggie burger. I got six burgers from the recipe and we ate leftovers in our lunches for a couple days. Then a couple days later, Hubby made another batch for us.

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Turkey Veggie Burgers

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lb ground turkey
1-2 medium zucchini, grated
1-2 medium carrot, grated
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp paprika
spash worcestshire sauce
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 large egg
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Shred zucchini and carrots. Chop garlic.

Toss zucchini, carrots, garlic, seasonings, egg, bread crumbs, and turkey in a bowl. Shape mix into 6 patties.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties (about 4-5 minutes per side) until no longer pink.

Serve on your favorite bread or bun, topped with lettuce, tomato, and homemade mayo.

Recipe adapted from Real Simple, June 2007, page 296

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11 Responses to “Roasted Beet Hummus”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — October 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    That color is unreal! I’ve made beet green hummus but I’ll have to try using the actual beets sometime!

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    KV — October 13, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    wow that is pink!! I’ve been trying to think of a recipe for natural pink too instead of just food coloring but I can’t figure anything out

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    Courtney — October 13, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    What a great idea – it’s such a beautiful color!

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    Sara — October 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Pink is my favorite color! I’m not a fan of beets, but I would make this just for how cool it looks. 🙂

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — October 13, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    You even made hummus look amazing!! That color is stunning! How pretty would that look on a table at a party?

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    Kerstin — October 14, 2010 at 4:18 am

    How fun – I love beets and the fuchsia is such a conversation piece!

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    We Are Not Martha — October 14, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    This is SO pretty!! And perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! I’m sure it’s delicious too 🙂

    Sues

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    ChefBearden — October 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I have made a similar recipe in the past and when serving, place a swipe of creme fraiche in the center, makes it look even more dynamic! Great stuff, great way to get people to eat beets!

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    Miss Strawberry — October 18, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    That is so PINK! And so CREATIVE!!!! Love it, love it!! I’ve never had beet hummus either…but it actually sounds delicious…

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    nutmegnanny — October 21, 2010 at 2:40 am

    This looks delicious! It reminded me of borscht…yum!

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