Sometimes, we like to change things up. I have made Trader Joe’s Turkey Burgers before, and I always liked them. SpecialK told me recently that he thought they were too dry. Silly me, I prepared them according to package directions.
One day last week, I forgot to defrost the chicken I thought I was going to make for dinner. I realized I had Turkey Burgers in the freezer, and dinner was replanned.
Thinking of SpecialK’s comment, and realizing the only way we eat vegetables is if I make them, I started ‘creating’ again.
My rule for cooking is simple. Cook what we like.
I started with a can of diced tomatoes, one flavored with Basil, Oregano and garlic. I sliced up an onion and set that in the onion, and popped in 1/2 bag of Trader Joe’s Mushroom Medley. Have I ever told you about SpecialK and these mushrooms? They are the only ones allowed in our house!
After defrosting the mushrooms in the hot vegetables, I added the Turkey Burgers. I tried to follow the package directions for length of time, but I fear I cheated the first side a few minutes. I seasoned them with dried basil and parsley. After flipping them over, I topped the burgers with parmesan cheese. I covered the pot so the cheese would melt.
SpecialK approved of this dish.
Here’s the truth of this dish. You need a can of tomatoes, or some other liquid vegetable or broth.
To make this dish kosher, remember to defrost the chicken, and leave off the cheese.
To make this dish vegetarian, leave out the turkey burgers.
To make this dish your own, use the vegetables you like. No to mushrooms? Is there a ‘Yes’ for peppers or broccoli or carrots?