22 April 2013

The Impeccable Mini Pecorino Crusted Turkey Burger

Wow, now that is a long name for such a mini burger but I guarantee this will be a hit at a casual  lunch/dinner get together or for a quick meal for yourself or family. And for all vegetarians, please note that this recipe was just as delicious with my favorite veggie burger recipe using mashed chick peas. If I am not creating a recipe, I read through many before making a decision. I choose one that sparks my taste buds and I must admit anything with the word crusted catches my attention. But as in any recipe I decide on, I make a few changes as I did with this turkey burger from Food.com. And, I know this will be a surprise, but it includes Mead's Maple Syrup.

*My oven was 375. My time 35 to 45 minutes. Check after 25/30 minutes.

*First, I made eight small burgers from a pound of ground turkey not the six they suggest.

*Next I used 1/2 cup Parmesan, 1/2 cup Pecorino Cheese, and 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs mixed with 2 TBS of Italian Seasoning. I mixed these all together on a flat dish.

*In a bowl I used two eggs ( beat them with fork) and mixed in  3TBS of fresh lemon juice

*I dipped the formed burger into the egg mixture then into the crumb mixture, then redipped it into the egg mixture and back into the crumb mixture to give it a nice thick crust to keep burgers moist.

*I then put the burgers onto a lightly greased baking dish, covered them with foil and baked. I removed the cover half way through cooking.

I served with a  Maple Mustard Glaze on the side and put Caramelized Onions on top after removing from oven.

Maple Mustard Glaze

Stir together:

1/4 cup maple syrup ( the darker the better for this glaze)
1/4 cup Dijon mustard or any of your favorite mustard.
1TBS mayonnaise

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