I absolutely love turkey burgers and french fries with ketchup. For the last couple of months, it seems as though I have experimenting with all different kinds of ingredients for turkey burgers. I have finally decided that this recipe is the one that I like best. My teenage daughter says that she thinks that I just get a kick out of mixing things together. That is probably true. One thing that I noticed about this recipe is that if you add a little bit more water than what is required for the flaxseed mixture, then the burgers turn out really moist. Even more important than the recipe, is engaging and enjoying family and friends. This is one meal where everyone can get involved in the process.
Activity: Making Turkey Burgers and Potato Wedges with Tomatillo Sauce for Dinner
Total Prepping and Cooking Time: 60 minutes
- (1) 18 oz. container of oatmeal – $2.00
- (2) 16 oz. packs of ground turkey – $5.99
- four tablespoons of nutritional yeast (4.0 oz of nutritional yeast is $2.50 at Whole Foods)
- 4 tablespoons flaxseed meal – $3.79 for 16 oz. bag
- 1 container of oregano – $1.00
- 1 container of cumin – $1.00
- 1 container of parsley flakes – $1.00
- 1 container of onion powder – $1.00
- 1 container of chili powder – $1.00
- (1) container of regular butter , vegan butter, or olive oil (for potatoes and frying the burgers) – $3.80
- (1) bag of potatoes – $1.99
- 2 lbs. of tomatillos – $1.50
- 1 bunch of cilantro – $.50
- 1 jar of minced garlic – $1.90
- 2 packs of cheese – $5.00
- 2 lbs. of tomatoes – $1.99
- 2 loaves of bread – $3.50
Total Cost: $ 39.46
Cost per day: $9.87, family of three
Cost per day: $19.73, family of six
Estimated Duration of Food: 2 days for a family of 6, 4 days for a family of 3
- Preheat the oven at 425 degrees.
- Rinse and cut up about 6 potatoes into wedges, placing them in a bowl, and covering them with olive oil or butter, taking a wooden spoon, and turning them to make sure they are completely covered.
- Sprinkle oregano and chili powder all over them, and toss with wooden spoon again.
- While the potatoes are in the oven, cut up two pounds of tomatillos into wedges.
- Pour olive oil on them, and place them into the oven, setting the timer for twenty-five minutes.
- Place the following into bowls:
- onion powder
- chili powder
- 1/2 cup of cheese
- 1/2 cup of oatmeal
- 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
- 2 lbs. of ground turkey
- 4 tablespoons of flaxseed meal mixed with 10 tablespoons of water – equivalent to four eggs
- Dump the cumin, onion powder, chili powder and parsley on top of the ground turkey meat.
- Add the oatmeal, nutritional yeast, and flaxseed meal mix.
- Fold in the cheese and make the patties.
- Pour oil into the skillet, and place the six patties in the skillet.
- While the burgers are going, you can place the tomatillos, a bunch of cut-up cilantro, minced garlic, and olive oil into a blender or food processor to make the tomatillo sauce.
- Toast the bread or buns.
- Cut up the tomatoes.
- Take the potato wedges out of the oven.
- Once the turkey burgers are ready, place shredded cheese on top first, and then the tomatillo sauce on top second.
- Place tomatoes on top.
- Fellowship and enjoy!
Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
Matthew 6:26, NLT