Delicious Turkey Patties and Turkey Squares

These turkey patties are so versatile, they are my go-to hunger- busting high protein snack when on the road, and a great addition to any salad when enjoying a quick meal at home. 

 Ingredients:

2kg (4.5lbs) extra lean ground turkey - 95% fat free (raw)

2 lorge onions (thinly chopped)

5 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 TBS Rosemary (fresh or dry)

1 TBS thyme

1 TBS chili flakes/ or chili powder (omit if you don't like it hot!)

Optional: chopped parsley, cilantro, 

Cooking Method (1): Boussy's turkey patties

  1.  Put chopped onions and garlic in a cooking pot
  2. Add 1/8 cup water. Add soy sauce and the rest of the herbs and spices 
  3. Cover and simmer on low until onions and garlic are soft and translucent (about 20-30 minutes)
  4. Stir every once in a while, making sure the liquids don't evaporate completely to avoid burning of the onions 
  5. Once cooked and tender, set aside (uncovered) the onion mix and allow to cool completely (about one hour)
  6. In a large bowl, put the raw ground turkey, and add the onions mix on top. Mix fully together (I use my hands and fingers to make sure the mixture is completely homogeneous and well mixed). 
  7. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make small balls of mixture and spread to make a patties on the cookie sheet. You can allow the patties to be close to one another as they will shrink in size when they cook. 
  8. Heat oven to 350 degrees and cook for 20 minutes (may take less time...depends on your oven). 
  9. Once fully cooked, take out of the oven and allow to cool. Then put in containers or Ziploc bags to store for eating later. I like to freeze some, so I can grab on my way out for eating on the go. 

Cooking Method: Boussy's turkey squares (2)

  1. Follow instructions above 1 - 6
  2. Line a deep and large Pyrex plate with parchment paper (see pic below)
  3. Drop the mixture into the plate and press while spreading it to cover the whole plate. This will make a big patty of about 2 inches thick.
  4. Cook same as above 35-45 minutes. When it's ready (likely needs a full 45 minutes as it is thick and would require more time to cook fully on the inside)
  5. Take it out of the oven with oven mitts (careful, the glass is extremely hot) and cut into 2 x 4 squares (approximately). 
  6. Allow to cool fully
  7. Put in Ziploc bags and freeze for later use

**This method is very practical and saves you time from making separate portion size patties. However it is thicker and usually comes out a bit less juicy than the patties.

  The onions, garlic, herbs and spices cooking with the soy sauce.  

 

The onions, garlic, herbs and spices cooking with the soy sauce.  

Spreading the turkey mixture in the Pyrex dish (lined with parchment paper).  

Spreading the turkey mixture in the Pyrex dish (lined with parchment paper).  

The Pyrex pan I used to make a big pan of Turkey squares.  

The Pyrex pan I used to make a big pan of Turkey squares.  

tHE ONIONS, GARLIC, HERBS AND SPICES MIXED TOGETHER WITH THE sOY sAUCE IN A LARGE BOWL PRIOR TO COOKING.

However you choose to make it, in a dish, and then cut into square portions or as patties/ burgers...these are 99% fat free and are absolutely delicious to have on their own as a high protein, low fat, low calorie snack (about 40 calories per ounce of weight), or with a side of salad or baked sweet potatoes. Yummy indeed!

However you choose to make it, in a dish, and then cut into square portions or as patties/ burgers...these are 99% fat free and are absolutely delicious to have on their own as a high protein, low fat, low calorie snack (about 40 calories per ounce of weight), or with a side of salad or baked sweet potatoes. Yummy indeed!