11.09.2010

broccoli cheddar bacon turkey burgers

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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.

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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
by theUngourmet

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
1 egg
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.

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This is a terrific weeknight meal. It's quick, easy and flavorful. Give it a try soon!





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38 comments:

Lisa said...

You had me at bacon! Anything with it is going to be awesome. I will have to try this. Always trying to get my kids to eat more veges! Thanks for the recipe :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Wow this sound super tasty! I love that you sneaked in a little broccoli...yum!

Cailin @ Stir Crazy said...

These turkey burgers are so similar to my very first food post! I made mine with shredded zucchini and they are delish. I like the idea of changing it up and adding different veggies. And I like the addition of your turkey bacon.

Bo said...

Seems like a good way to hide veggies from the kids.

Randi Troxell said...

oh how i LOOOOVE bacon!!
these look awesome!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I might actually be able to get Ben to eat broccali this way!

Jennifurla said...

The pic sent me over the top, loev the greens there too

Kim said...

I'm on a big time burger kick and I have to tell you that I love this idea. This version with the broccoli and cheese sounds great and I bet the broccoli helps to keep the turkey moist too. Looks great!

Joanne said...

Given how much my parents eat burgers...this is actually an ingenious way to get them to eat their veggies! Love it.

baking.serendipity said...

I'm always trying to sneak veggies into meals too...what an awesome way to do it! I really like turkey burgers because they always incorporate flavors so well...I bet these are fantastic!

scrambledhenfruit said...

This burger looks so tasty! I love to sneak the veggies in, too!

Sophie said...

What divine looking tasty burgers!! I love them,..a lot!

MMMMMM,..yummie food!

TKW said...

Bacon makes everything better, in my opinion! Hiding broccoli in a burger is an inspired idea!

Barbara Bakes said...

There's a lot of flavor packed in to this perfect. What a beautiful, golden crust on the outside.

Velva said...

The burger looks really good. I think adding vegetables is a great way to enjoy a burger. Love it.

Emily Z said...

Mmmm, healthy looking burgers! I love sweet potato fries! I like the spinach as a garnish, great idea!

Jeannie said...

Veg in burgers, sounds like the perfect solution to make my boys eat their veg! Thanks and you burger looks wonderful!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a great idea to add the broccoli in the burgers! A terrific idea to get the kids to eat their veggies!

teresa said...

genius! i have never thought to add chopped veggies to a burger, but i love it!

Erin said...

Oh my heavens! That is a lethal combination of yummy flavors. I bet they tasted fantastic!!!

Monet said...

Kim,
I adore broccoli and cheddar cheese...and who doesn't love a burger! Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful day tomorrow!

Mimi said...

That looks amazing!

Mimi

Debbie said...

Those sweet potato fries are making me hungry!

jacqueline said...

WOW this sounds and look amazing!! Broccoli is my sister's favorite green and i might just have to wip this one up for her! Yummieee! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

stephen said...

I love burger. .I love broccoli, bacon I love everything!! thanks for this tasty treat. 100% going to try it out this week:)

Angie's Recipes said...

Deeeeeeeeeeeelicious! I love that you add some broccoli in it!

♥peachkins♥ said...

such a great idea!

Faith said...

Kim, you are brilliant, as usual! Great way to get broccoli in! (And such a yummy combo with the cheddar!)

Holly said...

Yum-I;ve just this year decided that turkey burgers are soo yummy! Your sounds fab-bookmarking this one!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this looks so delicious..love the flavors! thanks for sharing this.

Jenn said...

Broccoli in a burger. Now that's a new one to me. Then again you can have your veggies and your meat at the same time, so it's like a two for one kind of thing. :)

Stella said...

Yum, Kim! I used to be a turkey burger feign. In fact, both me and my Cauldron Boy were. He ate them everyday for lunch for an entire year during law school. I stopped that though-don't worry. Anyway, point is, this looks good (smile)!

simpledaisy said...

Great idea to add broccoli to your burger!!!
And glad you got your earrings!!
So happy you like them....makes me happy to make others happy:)

November Grey said...

GENIUS!

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Magic of Spice said...

My youngest son would adore this...
Fantastic mix of flavors and love the photos :)

Lisa said...

Kim, I'm making these tonight! I have a feeling that the kids are going to love them. Thanks for another great recipe!

Meagan said...

THESE LOOK fabulous. Just like something I would make to sneak vegetables into my Dad's diet.

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