Make Turkey Burger Pitas

23 Nov

This isn’t a “how to use up your leftover Thanksgiving turkey” post.  Unless you ate raw ground turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner, this won’t help you use up all that excess turkey meat.  Just thought I should get that out there before you get too invested.

A few weeks ago I played one of my favorite games, which I call “What can I make for dinner using the random things I just happen to have on hand?”  I looked in the freezer and found some turkey burgers I’d made and some frozen pitas.  In the fridge- apples and cabbage.  Perfect.  I set about making turkey burger pitas with cabbage apple slaw.  If how fast we ate the finished pitas is any indication of how good they are, they are very very good.

Turkey Burgers with Corn (makes 4)

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup fresh yellow corn, cut off cob
  • 1/4 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and smoosh with your hands until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.  Divide into four patties and cook immediately or freeze for up to 2 weeks.

Cabbage and Apple Slaw

  • 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 cup mayo (I recommend Dukes)
  • 1 medium unpeeled apple, cored, quartered, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups coarsely shredded green cabbage
  • Spike seasoning to taste (This stuff is AMAZING, seriously.  I need to do a post just about how much I love Spike.)

Whisk vinegar and mustard in small bowl. Gradually whisk in the mayo.  Toss apples with lemon juice and shredded cabbage. Add dressing and toss. Add Spike, to taste.

Turkey Burger Pitas

  • 1/2 warmed pita
  • 1 Cooked turkey burger
  • 1/4 c cabbage and apple slaw
  • 2 tomato slices

Open pita half and fill with turkey burger, apple slaw and tomato slices.  Add additional mustard or mayo if desired.

For more recipes like this one, check out the Domesticity Page.

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