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Turkey Burgers with Miso Maple Glaze

June 6, 2013
by Shannon Hepburn

Turkey burgers can be bland and dry.  Not a great combo.  By adding a little fat to the meat and finishing with a glaze, you end up with a great burger.  Misty Knoll ground turkey already has a rich flavor, but by adding the miso you get a fuller, richer bite.

 

Turkey Burgers with Miso Maple Glaze
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. ground turkey (roughly 1.5 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
FOR THE GLAZE
  • 1½ teaspoons miso
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Instructions
  1. In a bowl gently combine the ground turkey, miso, garlic and sesame oil. Separate into 4 equal portions and form into patties. To cook inside, use a heavy skillet (cast iron works well) and heat over medium until very hot. Swirl in a tablespoon or so of cooking oil and add the burgers. Cook over medium heat without moving burgers until bottom side of each is dark brown and crusted, about 6 to 8 minutes. Turn burgers and continue to cook for another 6 to 8 minutes. If you are unsure about doneness use a thermometer poked from the side into the center of the burger – it should read 160 degrees. The same temp reading goes for burgers cooked on the grill.

 

The side salad in the picture is a total non-recipe.  I used what I had hanging out in my fridge:  a beet, carrots, parsley, cilantro, cider vinegar & sunflower oil.  I grated the beet and 2 carrots, roughly chopped the herbs stirred together with a splash of oil & vinegar and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste.  And that’s often how I cook!

 

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