Sesame-Asian Burgers

Thank you for all of the well wishes, kind thoughts and stories you shared about your own experience with losing dogs and other pets.  I definitely know I am not alone with the pain I am feeling, and it really does help to be assured that we made the right choice for the dog we loved.  It wasnโ€™t an easy decision in the least, but we know it was the best thing for Lucky, and that is really all that matters.

To lighten it up around here a little bit, I thought I would share a super easy recipe for two that I made last night for dinner.  I had a pound of ground turkey thawed out in the refrigerator, and I thought it would be a good idea to try and get two meals out of the meat.  Burgers automatically came to mind, but I thought I would put a little spin on the usual patties by adding in two unexpected ingredients.

 

Sesame-Asian Burgers

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Ingredients

1/2 pound ground turkey

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon Sesame Ginger Seasoning (If you donโ€™t have this seasoning, try 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake, and a pinch of sea salt)

Directions

Heat grill-pan over medium heat.

Combine turkey, soy sauce and seasoning, then form into two patties (or 4 mini patties for Sesame-Asian Sliders)

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Drizzle olive oil around grill pan and add burgers.  Cook 6-7 minutes on the first side, then flip and grill 5-6 minutes on the second side, or until meat is fully cooked.

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Add burger to a warmed bun and serve alongside boiled edamame, sprinkled with a touch of sea salt.

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You can top the burger with whatever you would like.  I chose a spread of olive oil mayonnaise, and my husband added provolone cheese and mayo as well.  If you had extra time, these would taste amazing with an Asian coleslaw on top.

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Questions:

What are your favorite burger flavors?  Toppings?

Who likes edamame?  I love it, so addicting!

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18 thoughts on “Sesame-Asian Burgers

  1. Great recipe! I’m always looking for new ways to use ground turkey… Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love edamame! There’s a restaurant called Giraffe that makes the best edamame bean appetizer – I think the put chili and mirin and soy sauce on the beans and it forms a gorgeous glaze. Oh man, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

    I love Asian flavours, so these burgers sound great to me too!

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  4. I love when I can throw some bacon on top of a burger, but I’m not sure I’d throw it on top of those burgers…I bet those had more than enough flavor on their own!

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