Why choose Turkey Meat
I find when people are doing their food shop, some form of chicken ends up in their trolley. Why not substitute chicken for Turkey meat? Turkey is soooo much more than just a giant bird that ends up on our table during the festive season! It’s also packed full of protein, making it a very good source of essential amino acids. In fact, one serving of Turkey Meat a day provides you with almost your daily protein intake.Turkey is also a great source of Vitamin B6, B12, riboflavin, as well as minerals such as iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. However be warned, those of you with high cholesterol should avoid the skin and dark meat, as it is high in fat.
Below is a recipe for some yummy Chili Mango Turkey Burgers, packed with goodness. This recipe is a great way to introduce the meat into both you and your kids’ diet. (Especially kids who are very active playing sports, running or going through a growth spurt.)
Chili Mango Turkey Burgers
Serves: Family of 4
Tin: Medium baking tray
Preparation Time: 15mins
Total Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Oven Temperature: 180oC
Home Freezing: Yes they are suitable once cooked
Recommendation: I would recommend serving with home cooked Potato wedges or sweet potato chips!
400g of fresh Irish Turkey Mince (I am using one which I bought in Alidi)
½ to 1 tsp of chopped fresh Chili’s (use whatever colours you like)
½ a tsp of grated fresh ginger
½ a tsp of Curry powder
1 beaten Egg (optional)
Cracked black pepper
3-4 leaves of fresh mint chopped (optional)
Burger Bun Filling
1 tblsp Mayonnaise
1 tblsp Ketchup
Slices of fresh mango
Wholemeal Burger Buns (you can buy 4 in a pack in Alidi stores)
- In a mixing bowl, place Turkey Mince, chili, ginger, curry powder, black pepper, fresh mint and the beaten egg. (I usually make these without the egg, but if you are using Turkey Mince defrosted from the freezer then I would recommend adding the egg.)
- Combine all your ingredients together using your hand (make sure you have washed your hands!) and mix well.
- Preheat your oven to 180oC.
- Taking less than a fist full of mixture, roll into a ball. Place onto a greased baking tray and press down using the palm of your hand. It should now look like a uncooked burger!
- Repeat step until mixture is gone.
- Place in the preheated oven for 25-30mins.
- While they are cooking you can prepare your burger buns. Place the buns in the oven for 4-5 mins. Remove and place on a wire tray to cool.
- Take your Mayonnaise and ketchup and mix together in a bowl. Coat the top and bottom burger buns.
- Mix your Rocket and spinach leaves. Add to the top of each of your burger buns and place the fresh Mango onto of your salad leaves.
- Remove burgers from the oven, leave stand for a couple of minutes. Place them on the bottom burger bun.
- Serve and make sure to enjoy the mouth-watering sweet and hot flavours!
GLUTEN FREE VERSION
- Add more salad leaves, nuts, seeds and mango to a bowl. Toss with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
- Serve on a plate and put your burger on top of the salad bed. Of course add a dollop of the mayo/ketchup mix for flavour.