You’ll find that a lot of my recipes depend on what I have in the fridge. Today there was ground turkey giving me the eye and beckoning to be cooked. Ground turkey is very similar to ground elk, antelope, etc. because it is so lean. Therefore, this recipe can easily be applied to any ground game that may be in your freezer.
Because game is so lean it can sometimes lack flavor and moisture. This recipe is all about boosting flavor and moisture without masking the true taste of the meat. So here goes…
1 pound of ground meat
1 large egg
1 cup of frozen spinach (thawed)
2 cloves of garlic – chopped (I like garlic so this works for me….feel free to cut back or omit)
1/2 cup or so of feta
A handful of shredded parmesan cheese
Coarsely ground pepper
Mix together. The spinach adds the moisture and the cheeses give it a little extra boost of flavor while helping to hold the meat together.
Divide into burgers and grill over medium high heat. I chose to cook mine over the stove top today due to lack of charcoal and they were still quite tasty…. both cooking methods have worked great for me.
Here’s the fun part! Find cool toppings! I had a burger with goat cheese on it once and fell in love… especially for a very lean burger..it does wonders adding flavor. I tried goat cheese, peppers, and avocado on today’s burger and it was delicious.
HOMEMADE SWEET POTATO CHIPS
I wanted a somewhat light side to go with my burger and found a sweet potato hiding on my kitchen counter…. Few things taste better than homemade chips so I decided to see if I could make my own. NEWS FLASH – They’re REALLY EASY to make!!!
Cut potato into 1/8 inch rounds – I had a mandolin slicer…used it for the first time today and LOVED it! Genius!! $20 well spent!
Throw potato rounds and a splash of olive oil along with some coarse ground pepper and salt into a tupperware…shake around.
Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or so until slightly browned and crisp.
Enjoy your meal!