Welcome to “What’s For Dinner Wednesday!” I am back and as uncomfortable as ever. I am starting to wonder where the heck I am supposed to stuff the food considering I feel like Baby Girl is taking up every last inch.. However, I don’t seem to be having a problem eating anyways.. or gaining weight… shhhh.
This week I decided that I was going to make something insanely fun. There are some recipes that I just don’t want to share- so I make sure to keep those in the vault and make those every other day except for Wednesdays.. sorry, I am just not ready for them to come out… maybe one day.
Lately Little Man has been wanting to help with everything I do- this is including but not limited to making dinner so I have been making things that are easy for him to help make… So grab your kiddies and get them to help make dinner….
Little Man’s Mini Turkey Burgers
What You Need:
For the Mini Burgers:
- 1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- Olive oil, for brushing
- 8 mini burger buns
For the Toppings: (Pick and choose what you would like to use)
- Plum tomatoes
- Soft lettuce
- Swiss, American, or cheddar cheese
- Pickle slices
- Ketchup and mustard
1. Clearly An adult should be the one to oil the grill, and heat it until its hot. (Or oil a grill pan, and heat over medium-high heat until hot.) Meanwhile, Let your child flavor the ground turkey by adding the salt, pepper, and ketchup. Mix everything together with your hands.
2. Roll the ground meat into 8 equal-size balls and gently press down to make 1/2-inch-thick patties. Make sure they’re all about the same size. If the burgers aren’t being grilled right away, cover them with waxed or parchment paper and put them in the refrigerator.
3. Rinse the tomatoes and lettuce in cold water, and gently dry them with paper towels. An adult should cut the tomatoes into slices. Let your kids separate the lettuce into leaves.
4. A little olive oil makes toasted burger buns delicious so use a pastry brush to lightly cover the insides of the mini buns with oil. If you don’t have mini buns, you can create them from regular ones by cutting out rounds with a 2 1/2-inch-diameter cookie cutter.
5. An adult should handle the grilling: Cook burgers for 6 minutes, then turn them over with tongs. If you’d like, put cheese slices on top. Grill about 6 minutes more, until burgers are cooked through. For crisp buns, place them face down on the grill just before burgers are done.
6. An adult should remove burgers from grill and transfer them to a clean plate. Let the burgers sit for 2 to 3 minutes; they’ll reabsorb flavorful juices. Arrange burgers on the buns, and add the toppings of your choice. (Let the kids “Dress” their own mini burger.)
Makes 8 mini burgers and serves about 4 People- (Or just me)