Jerk Turkey Burgers

"I got this recipe from an old friend who didn't eat beef. I love these. A nice change of pace from standard burgers."
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  • 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.

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  1. Not bad, I was afraid they were going to be spicy but they weren't, just a pleasant jerk flavor.
  2. Awesome burgers! Thanks for the recipe. Hubby loves these with spicy sweet potato fries. Freezes well in individual portions.
  3. I make these quite often in the summer. You can also do them inside. I got the recipe from Eating Well July/Aug. 1993.
  4. These are going into my weekly rotation! I love them, my kids loved them, and they're so easy. I dressed them just like regular burgers and that was perfect. The only thing I did differently was cook them on the stove top in the same pan I sauted the peppers in. Served with recipe #145165. Thanks P4! EDIT: I had tripled the recipe so I had quite a few leftover, and I have to say these things reheat so well they taste fresh. Cook up a ton and freeze them!
  5. Loved these! The only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because mine were a little bit on the dry side. I don't know why, but I did cook them on the grill. I did not use a bun, but served them with mango salsa which complemented the taste of the burgers wonderfully. I mashed up the salsa a bit to make it more like a sauce, and served a pinto grigio to drink. Wonderful blend of flavors! I will definitely make these again!



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