August 12, 2013

Turkey Burgers with Orange Mustard Glaze

Turkey Burgers with Orange Mustard Glaze
Turkey Burgers with Orange Mustard Glaze



I have a horrible attention span. When I was younger it was much better. As I've gotten older it seems to have gone downhill. It's particularly bad with regards to books and television. I have a bad habit of watching part of a season of a tv show and then stopping. Since my husband and I rarely watch live television I am able to look up the ending to most of the past seasons of shows that I catch up on online. I tend to do the same with books. I will read 3/4 of a book and then skim the rest. Part of the problem is that I have very high expectations. I will read pretty much any book, but I get bored with bad writing very easily. Honestly, there have been only a handful of books, television shows and movies within the last 10 years that have been able to hold my attention for long. I'm not sure if it has to do with me getting older or plots getting worse. Either way my attention seems to be going rapidly downhill. Luckily cooking still holds my interest for hours at a time. That's part of the reason that I love it, it changes every time I make a recipe. Today I tried a new recipe for Turkey Burgers with Orange Mustard Glaze from the Food Network Magazine.
Marble Arch Huntington, WV
Marble Arch Huntington, WV

This recipe has 14 ingredients. It takes 40 minutes of total time, all of which is active and makes 6 servings. I did make a number of changes to the original recipe. First I did not make 6 - 1/2 pound burgers. That is a lot of meat and my two kids are in finicky eating stages currently. Instead I made 4 burgers and they were about 1/3 pound each. For the grilling I used my indoor electric grill, I am still waiting for my husband to fix our outdoor electric grill. I made my own hamburger buns and used heirloom tomatoes for topping. The only type of paprika I had in my cupboard was smoked paprika, so that is what I used.
Marble Arch Huntington, WV
Marble Arch Huntington, WV

The glaze for these burgers was delicious. It was a perfect combination of sweet and spicy. If you like your food on the mild side I would suggest seeding the jalapenos. You could also decrease or leave out the chili powder. My kids chose to eat their burgers with the pickles on the burgers instead of the glaze. It was a nice way to make the recipe kid friendly.

For the recipe go to Turkey Burgers with Orange Mustard Glaze.

Turkey Burgers with Orange Mustard Glaze


Recipe Type: Main
Summary:
A simple turkey burger recipe with orange jalapeno mustard glaze. A nice combination of sweet and spicy, plus lower in fat than beef burgers.
Preparation Time: 0h, 25m
Total Time: 0h, 40m
Yield: Serves 6

18 comments:

  1. I've been trying to wean off beef for a little while so this is perfect for me. Looks super delicious as well. As for attention spans, it's not just you. I've noticed that the older I get the more refined my taste becomes and the less tolerance I have for nonsense. I think that's all it is. Love the photos as usual.

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    1. Glad to know it's not just me :) I just don't have the patience I did when I was younger!

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  2. wow look at that juicy tender turkey patty!! I seriously want one too!

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    1. They really did turn out tender and juicy, which I loved!

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  3. Hadn't even considered having turkey in a burger! Mind. Blown.
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    1. Turkey burgers are a great way to cut down on the fat, while still have great flavor!

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  4. I watch a lot of tv, but I don't really watch anything. I put it on for background noise, but I don't have anything that I need to really pay attention to.

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    1. My husband does that too :) He doesn't really pay attention to what's on he just likes having something on in the background.

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  5. Man! this looks really yummy. And I love Turkey. So it cannot go bad anyways lol Thanks for the recipe.

    I also nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award and I would love if you accept it :) You can get all the details in this post :) http://momlessmom.com/2013/08/i-am-versatile-officially.html

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    1. I love turkey too. It's great in so many recipes! Thanks for the award, I appreciate it :)

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  6. I watch very little current television. Part of it is because we choose not to have cable TV. I like shows that are over quickly; I can't watch all these long series. I love to watch British TV on Netflix because they don't have as many episodes and it resolves quickly. Turkey burgers are one of my favorite things to grill!

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    1. I don't watch current tv either. We haven't had cable in over 8 years :) We have Netflix too, but I still can't watch more than a season of most shows before I get bored. I was much better with it when I was younger. I agree about British TV shows, I love them!

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  7. I love the addition of the spicy and the jalapenos. I'm all for that!

    I force myself to finish stuff even if I'm bored with it, and I don't know why I'm mean to me like that.

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    1. I love the kick from the jalapenos also, so good! I often force myself to finish things too, I think it's part of being a mom :)

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  8. Mmmmm, that looks delicious. I may have to give it a try sometime when I have some extra time for cooking.

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    1. They really are good, you should definitely try the recipe!

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  9. Now that looks yummy! Many times I make turkey burgers and they are on the dry side. That glaze must add a nice pop and keep it moist too.

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    1. These burgers weren't dry at all. I know what you mean though, turkey burgers can be very dry when they don't have a glaze or infusion.

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