As my kids get older I’m finding it easier to play around with dinner a bit without experiencing the meltdown of the century when I tell them to eat. Oh, don’t feel too depressed because it still happens but it’s happening less much to my delight. The key to picky eaters, I’ve learned, is to have at least one thing at the table they will eat. My boys are far more willing to try one new thing if they have one thing they like on their plate already.
Bacon happens to be one of those things that will basically get them to eat anything, like these Pecan Turkey Burgers. After all, it’s bacon. In addition to the bacon inside the patties themselves I cooked the rest to top off the burgers.
I bought lean turkey and lucked out at the grocery store to find a coupon attached to the package. Sometimes that happens and when it does it makes me feel less guilty when I splurge on that Snicker’s at the checkout counter. Darn marketing people. Trying to make me buy stuff I don’t need.
- 1½ lbs ground turkey
- 6 slices bacon
- 2 tablespoons grated onion
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- ¼ cup pecans, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Chop the bacon into pieces and fry in the skillet until almost fully cooked.
- In a medium bowl add the ground turkey, the cooked bacon, onion, maple syrup, bread crumbs, pecans, salt and pepper. Mix until incorporated.
- Form into 6 patties and fry in the same skillet the bacon was cooked in over medium high heat. 5-7 minutes on each side should do it.
- Serve with a spicy mayo or cranberry sauce on a bun.