Despite my many attempts, my “spiceometer” registers on the extremely mild side. For years I have tried to trick my taste buds into tolerating all the wonders that spicy food has to offer, but atlas, I have had no luck…until I made the spicy turkey burgers, adopted from a Sara Foster recipe.
Aside from bursting with flavor, these burgers require minimal prep and cook time.
1 and 1/2 pound of lean ground turkey meet
1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
1 cup of bred crumbs
1 tablespoon of Worcestershire or BBQ sauce
1/2 tablespoon of hot sauce of Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1-2 fresh scallions, chopped into small pieces
6-8 fresh basil leaves, chopped thinly
Combine the turkey meat and ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands, but be careful to not over mix, otherwise the turkey meat can become dry and tough when its cooked. After thoroughly mixing the ingredients, mold the turkey meat into balls and flatten until you have 6-8 burgers. Then lightly sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the turkey meat for additional flavor. Lie the burgers on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Serve with pickles and my special sauce (greek yogurt mixed with ketchup) for the perfect summer spicy burger.