I’m finally getting to the bottom of a horde of recipes I’ve cooked over the last few weeks.
I got backed up for some reason and I’m about to go out of town, so I need to get through most of the horde.
I made this recipe for my husband’s lunches a few weeks ago and completely forgot to post it. It was a really good burger, too, so it’s a shame I didn’t post it sooner.
You may find making your own burgers tedious or uneccessary, but I like to make my own patties because I can season them up the way I like. These burgers pack a ton of Creole flavor in them, along with diced red bell peppers for a sweet flavor.
You can serve these burgers with whatever you choose. I made an aioli to go on the side because I love aiolis with burgers. If I’m eating out, I’ll get my burger with mustard. If I’m making my own burger, I’ll make an aioli. It’s simple and fresh and flavorful.
I recommend grilling these burgers, but if you don’t have a grill (or don’t want to use the grill) you can pan-fry them all the same. Make sure you have a meat thermometer handy, though, to check the temperature of the meat. You want turkey to get to at least 165 degrees so it’s cooked through and kills any bacteria.
Creole Turkey Burgers with Spicy Aioli
A spicy, flavorful burger with a zesty aioli.
- 2 lbs. ground turkey
- 1 red bell pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 TBS. olive oil (plus more for grilling)
- 2 TBS. creole seasoning
- Hamburger buns, for serving
For the spicy aioli:
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp. Creole seasoning
- Dash of hot sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute the bell pepper and garlic until slightly soft and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix together the turkey with the red bell pepper mixture and Creole seasoning. Separate out into 8 patties.
- Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Place burgers on the grill/grill pan and cook on both sides for about 4-5 minutes each or until temperature is 165 degrees in the thickest part of the patty. Remove from heat.
- Make the spicy aioli: in a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, Creole seasoning, hot saue and garlic.
- Spread aioli on top and bottom buns and top with a burger patty and serve.