I always seem to have ground turkey in my freezer. I decided to use some up and make turkey burgers. These are simple for any night of the week. I love using those sandwich thin thingies instead of a bun so I don't feel so full. Arugula has been my green of choice lately. I have it almost daily on sandwiches or as a side with a spritz of Meyer lemon juice and some olive oil. These are spicy, but not overwhelmingly so. It's more like a gentle heat that won't have your mouth on fire. Even the biggest spice wimps can handle this.
Spicy Turkey Burgers
(Adapted from Blue Kitchen)
Makes 2 burgers
1/2 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 pound ground turkey
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground Aleppo chili
1/2 teaspoon salt
Saute jalapeño pepper and onion with a little olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to bowl to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, gently mix turkey. cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and cooled pepper and onion mixture with your hands until just combined. Form into 2 patties.
Heat a large skillet over a medium-high heat. Add a bit of olive oil and saute turkey patties for 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Serve on a bun with whatever toppings you would like.