Easy Turkey Burgers with Oven-Roasted French Fries

A couple nights ago I was craving a big, juicy hamburger.  Of course, the craving hit at 5:30 pm, right in the midst of traffic. I didn’t feel like cooking, and my next option was Terra Burger (they offer gluten-free buns) but they were too far away. After much contemplation (and laziness), I decided to make Turkey Burgers with my favorite, oven-roasted french fries.

What you will need for the burger patties:

  • 1 lb. ground turkey (or beef, pork, chicken)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 C parmesan cheese
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper

What you will need for the fries:

  • 1 potato per person, sliced in french fry strips (Sweet potatoes would also be great)
  • Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder, 1 tablespoon or so
  • Instructions:

    • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
    • Slice potatoes into french-fry strips (about 10 slices per potato)
    • Season potatoes with oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder
    • Place potatoes in oven for 1 hour or until they have reached desired level of crispness
    • While the potatoes are cooking, get a large mixing bowl and put all ingredients for burgers into bowl
    • Mix meat, spices and vegetable and score the meat into 4 sections
    • Pre-heat cast iron skillet to medium high
    • Place oil in skillet, sear the hamburger patties on both sides
    • Place in oven to finish cooking through, about 20 minutes.

    I topped my burger patty with some freshly sliced goat cheddar, holy YUM!

    For more information on Terra Burger:

    Terra Burger: My review

    Terra Burger’s official website

    Comments

    1. I am going to make this for breakfast this wknd too! Yummmmmy.

    2. Now I want this big, juicy hamburger.

    3. Looks scrumptious and can’t wait to try it!

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