‘Breaking Bad’ Turkey ‘Heisenburgers’

‘Breaking Bad’ Turkey ‘Heisenburgers’
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‘Breaking Bad’ Turkey ‘Heisenburgers’

Sylvia’s Table/Liz Neumark

‘Breaking Bad’ Turkey ‘Heisenburgers’

Burgers worthy of your next Emmy party. Adapted from Liz Neumark’s cookbook ‘Sylvia’s Table,’ these burgers are mixed with a tamarind glaze and brushed with the same glaze after cooking for extra flavor. Try topping these burgers with mayonnaise spiked with a drop or two of sriracha.

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8
Servings
212
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Notes: Tamarind concentrate is available in specialty food stores.

Ingredients

For the Glaze

  • 2  Tablespoons  canola oil
  • 1  Tablespoon  fresh minced ginger
  • 1  Teaspoon  minced garlic
  • ½  Cup  honey
  • ½  Cup  tamarind concentrate (available in specialty food stores)
  • ¼  Cup  water
  • 2  Tablespoons  sriracha
  • 2  Tablespoons  fresh lime juice

For the Burgers

  • ½  Cup  mayonnaise
  • 1  Tablespoon  peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2  Teaspoons  chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2  Teaspoons  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • jalapeno with seeds, minced
  • ½  Cup  thinly sliced scallions, white and about 1 inch of the green parts
  • 2½  Pounds  ground turkey, ½ white, ½ dark meat
  • Garnish with Walter White’s infamous blue cheese, tomatoes, and onions

Directions

For the Glaze

Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add the honey, tamarind concentrate, water, and sriracha, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and reduced to about 1 cup, stirring often for about 8 minutes.

Let the glaze cool completely then mix in the lime juice.

For the Burgers

Mix together mayonnaise, ginger, cilantro, salt, pepper, cumin, jalapeño, and 4 teaspoons of the glaze in a large mixing bowl, then mix in the scallions.

Add the ground turkey and mix well but loosely with the mayonnaise mixture; do not overwork.

Shape the turkey into eight ½-inch thick patties.

Grill the rolls cut side down until golden, about 2 minutes; transfer them to a serving platter.

Grill the burgers on grill pan over medium-high heat until cooked through and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 160 degrees, about 8 minutes on each side.
Brush each burger with the remaining glaze and serve with garnishes and a spread of your choice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
25µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
92mg
22%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
32mg
10%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
284mg
41%
Selenium, Se
33µg
60%
Sodium, Na
301mg
20%
Water
119g
4%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.