Saturday, July 31, 2010

Teriyaki turkey burgers with Pineapple Salsa

I asked a couple weeks ago "what is your ultimate burger" to my neglected Facebook fan page. A high school friend Michele, replied Teriyaki turkey burgers with a slice of pineapple. That sounds good. Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm a huge turkey burger fan. In fact I prefer ground turkey over hamburger. Unfortunately my kids are not so much. They tolerate it. I can use it without worry in spaghetti, tacos, meatloaf and such but Burgers always get a bad "uhh where's the beef?" I really have to dress up the turkey.

I really planned on grilling some fresh Pineapple but the Pineapple I bought was a little too ripe. I was only able to get enough for my Pineapple Salsa (for shrimp tacos) but then thought, "what the heck!" Lets try it on the burgers! It was great!

Teriyaki turkey burgers with Pineapple Salsa
Ground turkey
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs or any sort
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1 TB fresh grated Ginger root
1 TB crushed garlic
2 TB cilantro

Mix Burgers up and cover both sides with a little olive oil.

Grill until cooked thoroughly.

Cover with Pineapple Salsa! It is easy to make. In fact you can make it up while the burgers cook!

Pineapple Salsa
Chop and dump the following items;
1 small red onion
1/2 of a fresh pineapple chopped into small chunks
1 jalapeno seeded and minced
handful of cilantro chopped (no stems please)

Squeeze one lime over and stir well. Its that easy! Refrigerate while you cook the shrimp.


Michele N said...

Okay, so I'm a little behind. I'm glad I could inspire since your food inspires me a lot. I've been taking the lazy way out & just buy the turkey burger patties from Costco, but I may have to try yours and your pineapple salsa. They sound so good!!!

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