And yes, I did say they were turkey, so yes, that does imply that they are a little better for you, but don't go eating two or three of them. You may want to, trust me, but just savor what you have and try to soak in some sun while enjoying these babies.
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1/2 c. dry bread crumbs
1/2 c. red or green bell pepper, minced (about 1/2 medium bell pepper)
1/2 c. thinly sliced green onion
1 1/2 tsp. finely chopped ginger root
1 small can pineapple slices; reserve juice
1 T.soy sauce
Light mayo (I like to make a Wasabi mayo by putting 1 tsp prepared wasabi in with a 1/2 cup of mayo.)Whole wheat hamburger buns or extra lettuce to wrap it in.
This is easy...roll up your sleeves and mix together turkey, bread crumbs, bell pepper, green onion, ginger, soy sauce, and about a 1/4 cup of the pineapple juice. I use less, but that's just me. Make sure everything is good and incorporated and then shape your 4 beautiful patties. Apologize now to your beauties cause it's time to slam 'em on the grill. Baste burgers with the teriyaki sauce the last 2 mins of grilling and don't forget to grill your pineapple. Trust me on this. It makes ALL the difference. Is anyone else salivating?
Oh my gosh, do those not look like a steamy lil' piece of heaven...wait, I'm sure heaven isn't real steamy. Regardless, get your buns together and pile on the toppings of your choosing. Red onions go great with these flavors! I personally am not a big hamburger bun fan (big bun fan, yes...hee hee). It just seems to get in the way of my meat and me, so I opt for wrapping mine in lettuce.
So even though Norma's was not my favorite joint around, I'm glad I ate there so I could at least bust out some real burgers. Hope y'all enjoy!!