Breaking Bad: Turkey Heisenburgers

Breaking Bad: Turkey Heisenburgers
Turkey Heisenburgers
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Turkey Heisenburgers

Make a burger Walter White would be proud of for your 2014  Emmy's viewing party. These "Turkey Heisenburgers" are topped with Walter White’s infamous Blue Cheese.

4
Servings
844
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup tamarind concentrate
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Cooking spray or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeno with seeds, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions, white and about 1 inch of green parts
  • 2.5 pounds ground turkey, 1/2 white, 1/2 dark meat
  • hamburger or other rolls

Directions

For the Glaze

For the glaze, heat the oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tamarind concentrate, honey, sriracha, and water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the mixture until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and reduced to about 1 cup, stirring often, about 8 minutes.

Let the glaze cool completely, then mix in the lime juice. Prepare a charcoal fire or gas grill to medium heat or place a grill pan over medium-high heat and coat it with cooking spray or oil. A nonstick or cast-iron pan is also fine for cooking these.

For the burgers, mix together the mayonnaise, ginger, salt, pepper, cumin, jalapeno, cilantro, and 4 teaspoons of the glaze in a large bowl, then mix in the scallions. Add the ground turkey and mix it well but loosely with the mayonnaise mixture; do not overwork. Shape the turkey into eight 1/2  inch thick patties (or smaller ones for little people).

Grill the rolls, cut side down, until golden, about 2 minutes; transfer them to a serving platter. Grill the burgers 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 for the buns—I like mayonnaise spiked with a drop of two of sriracha.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
61%
Sugar
33g
37%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
268mg
89%
Carbohydrate, by difference
46g
35%
Protein
68g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
115µg
16%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
12mg
16%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
159mg
16%
Choline, total
197mg
46%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
86µg
22%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
113mg
35%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
20mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
642mg
92%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
69µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1092mg
73%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
272g
10%
Zinc, Zn
10mg
100%

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.