This week my posts are going to be about different kinds of Thanksgiving meals you could make. They'll include a new take on a turkey (complete with a crazy good sauce to use in place of cranberries), fresh sides, and a Moroccan inspired meal that would be great to enjoy on your own or with a friend.
Today's recipe is for a Moroccan Turkey Burgers. They may not look like much in the photo, but they are jam packed with flavour and, since I added some dried cranberries to the meat mixture, I think they're perfectly reminiscent of a big Thanksgiving feast. Read on for the recipe...
1 lb of ground turkey (or ground chicken if you prefer)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 pinch of salt and pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
2. Form turkey mixture into four patties.
3. Preheat a grill or a frying pan to medium heat and cook patties until they're cooked through, about 5 - 8 minutes on each side. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness or cut a burger in half to check before eating.
4. Pair with carrots and cous cous for a delicious Moroccan take on a Thanksgiving meal, not fit for a crowd.
Don't have a stellar recipe for cous cous? Don't worry because my recipe for Cranberry, Artichoke, and Mint Cous Cous is coming up next!