Burger Challenge 3 – Turkey Dinner Burger

IMG_20130910_200707_167I have been thinking of how to add a turkey burger to the challenge and thought of Thanksgiving so thought I would try a Turkey Dinner Burger. The only thing missing here was the green bean casserole! I grilled some turkey burgers, topped them with mashed taters and gravy. Very tasty!

IMG_20130910_193712_527I just made some turkey burger patties, seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill these on high heat for about 20-25 minutes, flipping once.IMG_20130910_193720_501While the burgers were cooking I put on the potatoes and made the gravy.

For the potatoes – This is my usual method for making mashed potatoes. Peel and slice up some russets, place into cold salted water and bring to a boil. Gently boil for 15-20 minutes, until taters are soft. While this is going on I put 1/2 cup cream, 1 tablespoon butter and some shredded cheddar cheese in a small sauce pan and heat on low. Once the taters are done, drain add cream mixture and mash up.

Since I did not cook a turkey, I did not have the drippings for the gravy but never fear, here is an quick and easy way to make some. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, once melted and hot, add 3 tablespoons of flour ( I use Betty Crocker Gluten Free all purpose) and stir to combine well. Slowly add 2 cups of chicken stock. Stir constantly and heat to a slow boil. The gravy will thicken as you stir and cook. Season with salt and pepper (be careful with the salt as some chicken stock is already pretty salty). I added some thyme as well to give it more of a Thanksgiving feel.

When the burgers are done, top with mashed taters and gravy. Enjoy!


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