Turkey or Chicken Burgers Recipe

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Turkey or Chicken Burgers

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com, adapted from Eating Well Magazine, June/July 2005.

1/3 cup couscous
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs, or Herbe de Provence
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
freshly ground peppercorns, to your desire
1/4 cup or so dried cranberries, diced

1 pound lean ground turkey or ground chicken

Soak the couscous in the boiling water in a batter bowl about 5 minutes. In meantime, heat oil in large heavy bottomed skillet and saute the onion, celery, herbs, salt and pepper several minutes, adding the cranberries towards the end. Transfer the mixture to the bowl with the couscous and blend. Allow to cool about 5 minutes, and then add the turkey. Blend and shape into 4-6 patties.
Heat a saute or fry pan, adding about 2 teaspoons olive oil to coat the bottom. Do not get the pan smoking hot, just regulate it so that the oil is not smoking, usually on medium-high heat. Cook the patties on one side about 2 minutes, turn and cook another 1-2 minutes or until turkey is done and both sides are nicely browned.

Recipe created 2005-05-23.

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