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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Tasty Turkey Divan Burgers

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In the quest to use up some of those lovely sauces and mayonnaises I received in my recent sandwich hamper, I decided to make us some delicious turkey burgers the other day.    We love turkey burgers almost more than we love regular burgers.  No word of a lie.

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I have created quite a few turkey burgers in the past . . . with Thai flavours, Mexican flavours, Spiced Chipotle, Buffalo Wing Flavours, etc.   This time I wanted to do something completely different.  I put my thinking cap on . . . and here is what happened next.

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One of our favourite casseroles to make here, after we have enjoyed a roast turkey, is my turkey divan casserole (or chicken, you can make it with both).  You know the casserole I mean, it incorporates the delicious flavours of sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon, curry, onions and broccoli cuts.  Oh, and cheese, lets not forget the cheese!

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I used fresh lean ground turkey and incorporated all of those flavours into a burger, but not just any burger . . . a Turkey Divan Burger!!  By using some of the Hellman's Twist of Lemon Mayonnaise, chopped cooked broccoli, chopped red onions,  some salt and pepper, curry powder and some grated strong cheddar  (I used the dyed one this time for colour) I was able to come up with a delicious burger with all of the flavours of a Divan casserole.

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It was moist and delicious . . . with a tiny bit of crunch and loads of colour from the broccoli, red onions and cheddar . . .  flavours from the lemon mayonnaise and the curry powder.   It was sooooo good.   I topped them with an additional slice of that same rich cheddar cheese, let it melt down over that juicy burger and then I served them on toasted ciabatta buns, spread with some more of that gorgeous  Twist of Lemon Mayonnaise and some shredded baby gems along with more thinly sliced red onions.  These were fabulous to say the least.  I hope you will give them a go!

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 *Divan Turkey Burgers*
Serves 4

A new take on our favourite Turkey Divan Casserole, created especially for 
picnic and barbecue season!  They are nice and moist and filled with a lovely blend 
of delicious flavours.  

1 pound of lean ground turkey
about 6 frozen broccoli florets, thawed and chopped,
and then well drained
180g of grated strong cheddar cheese (1 1/2 cups)
(I used the dyed one this time for colour)
1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
4 TBS Hellman's mayonnaise (if possible use the one with lemon
in it.  If you can't get that, then add a teaspoon of finely grated
lemon zest)
1 tsp medium curry powder
fine sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper to taste
4 slices of strong cheddar cheese to melt over top
To serve:
4 ciabatta buns
Hellman's Mayonnaise (Lemon or toasted onion are good)
shredded lettuce
finely sliced red onions   

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Mix the turkey, broccoli, grated cheese, chopped red onion, mayonnaise, curry powder, salt and pepper  together in a bowl to combine.   Shape into 4 evenly sized patties, each about 1/2 inch thick.   Heat the outdoor grill, if using, or a large non-stick skillet.  You may want to lightly grease it so that the cheese doesn't stick.     

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Once hot, add the turkey patties.   Cook for five minutes on one side, until golden brown and then flip over and cook for a further five minutes  on the other side until golden and cooked through.  The juices should run clear.  Place a slice of cheese over top of each and allow it to melt.  

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Heat the buns in a hot oven and cut in half through the centre.  Spread the bottoms with some mayonnaise and top with the shredded lettuce and red onions.  Place a burger pattie on each and top with the bun tops.  Serve immediately.  

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Deliciously different!

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  1. I will be making these for the family. I often make your Buffalo Turkey burgers, which are a huge hit in this house.

  2. I hope that they like these Tracey! It's a great way to get some veg into the kids without them making too much of a fuss!


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