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Chile semi-pesto turkey burgers

calikingcaliking Posts: 9,775
I don't know what the real name for this is, but I call it semi pesto - basically basil, garlic, EVOO, salt. Kinda like pesto, without the parm and pine nuts.

Decided to kick this batch up a notch by adding a red chile and some Slap Ya Mama Hot.
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I think that was a pound of ground turkey (or whatever one Costco pack/pouch weighs) and a tablespoon or so of the semi-pesto.
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Made up the patties and threw them on the small (which was having a perspiration issue). Indirect, about 425°Fish I think. Flipped and pulled when the IT was about 150°. My burger flipping skills suck.
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Sorry, but no plated shots since we were starving. I can never get enough garlic, and these were garlicky and hot - just the way I like them. Will definitely be repeated. 

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Comments

  • AuburntgrAuburntgr Posts: 76
    I don't believe it is your flipping skills as much as just the turkey burger being its usual sticky self.
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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    good looking turkey burger. thanks for sharing.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,775
    Auburntgr said:

    I don't believe it is your flipping skills as much as just the turkey burger being its usual sticky self.

    The meat almost pasty it was ground so fine. Tasted good though!

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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,379
    That's a good lookin turkey burger 4sho! My wife would love that! Bookmarked. Thanks 4 sharing.
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  • AuburntgrAuburntgr Posts: 76
    @caliking‌ Here is a recent cook I did with the same costco finely ground turkey paste. Freezing the Turkey patties helped a little with them staying together during the cook. http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1166209/a-walk-on-the-lighter-side#latest
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  • SGHSGH Posts: 23,610
    @caliking‌
    No matter what you call it that looks incredible my friend. Going to give that a try my friend.

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,959
    Well, you did it wrong. Let me tell you how it should be done.....
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 7,550
    @henapple - if you don't mind a suggestion, please tell us how to make the most awesomest burger. =))

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 7,550
    @caliking that is a really good looking turkey burger. I've been playing with different flavors on ground turkey and will be trying this soon

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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316
    Ya turkey tends to suck at flipping. The semi pesto looks interesting, I made some pesto a few nights ago and lacked pine nuts so I used soy nuts. Was different but good.

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,775
    @henapple - wait, let me get my barrel of PBR first.

    @Mattman3969‌ & Tuttle 873 - if you like garlic, this mix is great. Tried it on scallops recently and it was terrific. Very simple, and we have lots of basil in the yard.

    @Auburntgr‌ - good tip. We like turkey burgers, so I'll give that a try.

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 10,877
    Hmmm... Wondering if starting the burgers on frogmats and flipping them all at once and peeling the frogmats off after flipping would work?
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 9,775
    @DMW - freaking brilliant! I tend to use my frogmat for fish only and completely missed that it would work great for this application.

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