In case you didn’t know there is a blizzard in Illinois. I am not exaggerating. We are under a blizzard warning and the wind blowing the snow around is pretty crazy right now. Here is a photo just from the beginning of the storm when I got home from work this afternoon.
Luckily my office is closed tomorrow and I have a stocked kitchen with some time to cook!
What is better on a cold, snowy day than a warm, juicy burger? This burger leaves little guilt with ground turkey and tons of veggies. When paired with pretzel rolls and mustard it is just over the top! Enjoy this burger while staying in and dreaming of spring.
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen
2 3/4 cups flour (you could substitute half all-purpose and half whole-wheat)
1 envelope quick-rising yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot water (125°F to 130°F)
8 cups water
1/4 cup baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg white, beaten
Combine flour, yeast, salt, and sugar in mixing bowl with dough hook. Gradually add hot water while mixing for about a minute. Grease with oil until dough is coated and cover bowl with plastic wrap and towel and place in a warm place to rise for for 35 minutes.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and punch down and knead until smooth. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Flaten rolls and use a serrated knife to make an X on top of each roll. Cover with towel and place back in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sprinkle baking sheet or stone with cornmeal. Bring water, baking soda, and sugar to a boil. Add rolls 2-3 at a time to water and boil on each side for 3o seconds on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon. Place on rack to dry then place on baking sheet and brush with egg white. Sprinkle with coarse salt.
Bake for 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and serve warm.
Turkey Veggie Burger
My own recipe
I apologize for not having exact measurements as I just added things until they “looked right”.
1 package of ground lean turkey
1/2 green pepper, chopped
6-7 mushrooms, chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
red pepper flakes
egg (I just used the yolk since I used the white for the rolls above)
Combine above ingredients and make into 6 patties. Cook on griddle over medium high heat until cooked through (about 15 minutes). I served on a pretzel roll with spicy mustard and roasted asparagus. In nicer weather you could throw the burgers and asparagus on the grill!