Who says you can't put broccoli into a burger? I say do whatever the heck you please. Throw whatever combination of ingredients you like into your burger! I don't know why I hadn't thought of this before now. I'm always trying to fit more veggies into our day and this is an easy way to get one more serving in.
You could really throw in a combination of veggies like carrots cauliflower and broccoli. Maybe some greens like kale or spinach. Go crazy! The more veggies the better. Roasted broccoli and cauliflower would also add terrific flavor. I think I'll try that next time.
broccoli cheddar bacon turkey burgers
1 lb ground turkey
4 slices of turkey bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup fresh or frozen chopped broccoli (if frozen, allow to thaw partially)
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
2 tsp dried chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1 tbsp dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients. Shape into patties. Grill, broil or pan fry.
Serve on your choice of bun and garnish as desired.
I served these burgers with a side of baked sweet potato fries. I sliced the sweet potatoes fairly thin, tossed with olive oil, kosher salt, cracked pepper and parsley. I spread them out in a single later on a well oiled baking sheet and baked at 425 until slightly browned, about 25 minutes, turning once half way through the baking time.
This is a terrific weeknight meal. It's quick, easy and flavorful. Give it a try soon!