Let's talk turkey ...

Last week the fabulous people at Steggles sent me some of their new Turkey Shortcut Range. I was more than happy with this as turkey makes a showing on our table quite regularly. We usually have it made up into burgers or the kids love turkey mince tacos.
This week is a busy one in the Fit Mum household so when I planned the menu this week I was leaning towards those recipes that are quick, easy, healthy and of course, everyone will eat without fuss!

Now, we all know it's about the stats but I'm not going to bore you with lots of impressive numbers and words.  ( Aren't I nice? )  What I will share is a little bit of information from a recent Food & Nutrition Australia report, commissioned by Steggles.

Being high in protein, turkey is a valuable food to include in the diets of all Australians with a 100g serving providing more than a third of an adults daily protein requirements (more for children).
Turkey mince was found to be lower in kilojoules, total fat, and saturated fatty acids than other mince products compared in the report. Products analysed included lamb mince, extra lean beef mince and lean veal mince. 
All cuts of turkey are relatively low in saturated fat ranging from 0.3-2.3g saturated fat per 100g. In all cuts of turkey, the healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat types make up the majority of the total fat content.

Tonight is swimming squad and I have to duck out later for a meeting so quick and easy dinner tonight is Turkey Burgers.

Here's what you need ...

1/4 cup fine breadcrumbs
1 tbspoon Dijon Mustard
1 tbspoon Horseradish cream
1 tsp Paprika
salt & pepper if you like to season
500g turkey mince

Here's what you do ...

Put everything all in together in a bowl and mix it up until well combined.
Shape 1/3 cup ( or 1/2 cup if you want a bigger pattie ) of the mixture into patties ( dampen your hands a little so it doesn't stick ). Repeat with remaining mixture.

Place in fridge for a little while to settle and come together ( you don't need to do this but I have found the patties stay together while cooking if I do this ).
Cook patties to your preference .. BBQ, under the grill, pan fry .. you know the drill.
Serve with some toasted bread, bread rolls and salad and whatever condiments you love! Or if you aren't having bread these days .. skip the bread and have with salad!


Have you tried turkey before?  A yes or a no on your menu?


Deb said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I haven't had turkey mince, but I have chicken mince quite often and find it very tender compared to normal mince (and I only buy the premium kind).

The notion of turkey (even roasted) just doesn't 'do' it for me.

Liz N said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really like turkey! And the Steggles turkey burgers

Cyndie @ Mademoiselle Slimalicious said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Turkey is so much more popular in Europe I find. In France we eat turkey fillet regularly (instead of chicken). My fiance doesn't like turkey (so he says) so I don't cook it often at all, plus I find that it is not so much available here in Australia!