9.06.2013

spicy turkey and zucchini burger

prep time:  25 minutes
cook time:  25 minutes
servings:  4

sour cream sauce ingredients:
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of pepper

burger ingredients:
1 pound ground turkey meat
2 cups, lightly packed, coarsely grated zucchini
3 green onions - thinly sliced, greens included
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic - crushed and minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

sour cream steps:
1.  combine all ingredients in a bowl and chill until ready to serve.

burger steps:
1.  in a large bowl, place the zucchini, green onions, mint, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt pepper and cayenne.  stir to combine.  mix in the ground turkey until the zucchini mixture is well distributed throughout.

2.  form patties, placing them on a baking sheet.  heat the oil in a large frying pan on medium high heat.  once the oil is hot, lower the heat to medium.  let cook for about 5 minutes, then flip the patties over and cook for another 5 - 6 minutes.  remove to paper towel-lined plate.  serve with sour cream sauce.

note:  the patties are very lean, so handle gently as they will easily fall apart.  if you are grilling them, i recommend placing them on tin foil to grill.  or add an egg or two to the zucchini mixture to add an additional combining agent.



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