Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cajun Turkey Burgers with Spicy Scallion Ranch Dressing

Ground turkey is a staple, among others, in our house. I love the taste of it. A lot of people frown upon it, but I like it. I especially love turkey burgers. The turkey is so versatile, just like beef. I got this recipe from one of my Semi-Homemade cookbooks. I LOVE Semi-Homemade because you can make amazing meals for cheap, and half of the ingredients are store bought and no one has to know! =) I have four of these cookbooks, and I wanna try about every recipe. I love this burger because it has a lot of flavor without a lot of fillers, and it has that little bit of kick. Then, there's the scallion ranch dressing to cool it down. The onions and peppers keep the turkey moist, so no dry burgers here! One of these burgers definitely fills me up. You won't be disappointed with this one. ENJOY!!

  • 1 ¼ lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onions and bell peppers, thawed 
  • ¼ cup real bacon pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning - I used Tony Cachere's. 
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce 
For the Spicy Scallion Ranch dressing:
  • ½ cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 scallion (green onion), finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
4 onion kaiser rolls - We used regular hamburger buns.
Optional toppings: lettuce leaves, tomato slices, onion slices

1. Place grill pan on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until very hot.
2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, onions and bell peppers, bacon, Cajun seasoning, salt, black pepper, and the ½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce. Wet hands to prevent sticking; form turkey mixture into 4 ¾-inch-thick patties. 
3. Place patties in hot grill pan; cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through. (165 degrees F)
4. For the dressing, in a small bowl, combine ranch salad dressing, scallion, and the 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce. 
5. Serve patties with Spicy Scallion Ranch Dressing on split rolls. Top with lettuce, tomato, and onions if you like. 

Recipe Source: Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade 20-Minute Meals

1 comment:

  1. Seems to be a simple yet delectable burger. That's what I like! The picture makes me crave for a turkey burger right now! That's what is so great about your blog... you make me want to try them just based on the beautiful pictures even before I read your statements or comments are see the recipe. Thanks for sharing with me! Love ya, Mom