A friend of mine had given me a bunch of rosemary from her garden since it seems as though her garden has gone a little wild with herbs. The previous owners of her house went a bit crazy with planning various herbs around the yard and now my friend is left with pawning off her herbs to her friends. A jungle of herbs isn’t necessarily a bad thing but its also hard to let them go to waste so as the good friend I am, I delightfully accepted!
Rosemary is a pretty versatile herb and I personally think could go with any type of meat so my options were very open when coming up with dinner last night. I decided on making turkey burgers with cranberry and brie which is perfect for summer. The fresh flavour of the rosemary goes perfect with the sweet and sour cranberry. The brie I think is like the icing on the cake; it melts into the patties and brings a slight savoury factor to the whole burger. I also decided on using fresh spinach instead of lettuce.
Making the patties was very easy, and I would definitely suggest making them over buying a bunch of frozen patties.
- small package of ground Turkey
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup chopped dried cranberries
- 1 clove garlic minced
- Couple dashes of Worcester sauce
- Salt and pepper
- tsp of orange or lemon zest
I basically just throw everything in the bowl and mix with my hands until it’s all incorporated. Form into patties and grill until cooked. You could also add ½ of a small red onion minced as well to the patties but I didn’t because I didn’t have any onion in the house and they came out great!
I used Kaiser Buns but any burger buns will work just fine. I also added mayo, deli mustard and ketchup. I wasn’t going to add the ketchup because I thought it might taste weird with all the other flavours going on but it actually tasted really good. Make sure you add the Brie cheese when the patties are still hot so the cheese melts into everything.