Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is an old Weight Watcher's recipe my mom has been making since the late 70's. We both still make it to this day. The recipe contains no added fat, but you would never know it. Goes great served over rice or egg noodles.
- 2 lbs veal or 2 lbs turkey, minced
- salt and pepper
- 2 cups water
- 1 -2 beef bouillon cubes or 1 -2 chicken stock cube
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 cup mushroom, sliced
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch (cornflour)
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste. Weigh out 4 oz/125 gm of meat and shape into a pattie. Do this with the remaining meat. Place patties on a platter, cover with plastic wrap/cling film and set aside.
- Pour water into a large fry pan/skillet over medium high heat. Add stock cubes (use beef cubes for veal, chicken cubes for turkey), onions and mushrooms. Bring to a boil and then lower heat to simmer. Cook until onions are just about cooked. You may need to add more water as the veggies cook as you want to have about 2 cups worth of gravy at the end.
- Gently place the burgers in the pan with the veggies and poach for about 5-7 minutes on each side, pressing down with a spatula to flatten a bit. Cook until juices run clear. Remove the cooked burgers to a plate and keep warm. Return sauce to a boil and add more water if necessary.
- Put cold water into a small cup or bowl and stir in cornstarch with a fork or whisk. Slowly pour into the sauce in the pan and thicken.
- Place rice or noodles on plate, place two burgers on top, and pour gravy over burgers.
Oct 3/06 Excellant flavour, DH loved it and I will make it again, very easy and quick and good for us too! I used a red onion and added some sage to the ground turkey. Quite a different way to cook burger, with liquid, I used a can of chicken broth instead of the water and felt it added a lot of flavour and because of that I didn't use salt, just pepper. The gravey was great. Thanks for posting! Served with boiled red potatoes and asparagus. May 14/10... tried this using turkey meatballs, it was wonderful over noodles, I did add a splash of Worcestershire sauce and snipped some fresh from the garden chives into it. A lovely meal thanks!!
This made a tasty dinner. I added half an egg leftover from another recipe to the patties. I added some chopped zucchini to the mix and sauteed the veggies in a little olive oil before adding the bullion and water. This was a nice comfort meal without the comfort meal calories. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
My SO is doing a " Low Carb " thing, and I had some frozen turkey patties. So, I did a search and came across this recipe and decided to try it.Since it was just the two of us, I only used 4 turkey patties. I did do a few things different and they are as follows, first I seasoned both sides of the patties with salt,pepper, and a bit of Poultry Seasoning. Then browned them in a bit of veggie oil to give them some color. I followed the rest of the recipe as it was written.I did however had to add a bit of flour to thicken up the gravy. I really liked this recipe and my SO gave this a " Good Solid 4 ****'s " and coming from him that's a good review. :). Thanks for posting and " Keep Smiling : ) "