These are really a healthy and delicious chicken version of kofta, the ubiquitous Indian and Middle Eastern version of meatballs. Adding dark turkey meat gives these burgers an extra depth. If you’re outside grilling, shape the mixture into patties to make healthy exotic tasting burgers, or you can roll it into little meatballs to broil or sauté for a party appetizer or to eat with pasta. It’s all good and all good for you.
- 1 large egg
- 2-3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, plus more for ganish
- ½ spicy red pepper pod (cayenne or Thai bird), or to taste
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1½ pound ground chicken
- ½ pound ground turkey, preferably dark meat
- ⅓ cup Breadcrumbs
- Beat the egg, yogurt, parsley, red pepper, coriander, ginger, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the ground chicken and turkey and mix well together. Add the breadcrumbs and mix until well combined. Shape the mixture into roughly 8 balls slightly flattened into a thick patty.
- Grill on a barbeque or on a ridged iron grill pan until firm, about 5 minutes each side depending on thickness of the patty. When cooked, they should be firm to the touch with no ‘bounce’.
- Serve in toasted buns with lettuce or wilted spinach and a side of Sweet Potato Salad. We love Rudi’s Gluten-Free Multigrain Hamburger Buns.
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