Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
I got this recipe from an old friend who didn't eat beef. I love these. A nice change of pace from standard burgers.
- 1⁄3 cup couscous
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 red bell pepper, diced fine
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne
- 3⁄4 lb ground turkey
- 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
- lettuce (to garnish)
- tomatoes (to garnish)
- In a small bowl, combine the couscous with 1/2 c.
- water; let stand 20 minutes or until the water is completely absorbed.
- Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet, heat the oil over low heat.
- Add the bell pepper, garlic and spices.
- Saute until the red pepper is slightly softened, about 1-2 minutes.
- Let cool completely.
- Prepare the grill.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the couscous, the spice/bellpepper mixture and the turkey and mix thoroughly, but lightly- use just enough mixing to combine everything.
- Shape the mixture into 4 patties.
- Grill or broil on a lightly oiled rack until brown and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side for 3/4" thick burgers.
- Place on buns, serve with lettuce and tomatoes.
Not bad, I was afraid they were going to be spicy but they weren't, just a pleasant jerk flavor.
Awesome burgers! Thanks for the recipe. Hubby loves these with spicy sweet potato fries. Freezes well in individual portions.
I make these quite often in the summer. You can also do them inside. I got the recipe from Eating Well July/Aug. 1993.