This is another one of those restaurant inspired meals. Everywhere I go, no matter how big or small the restaurant, they seem to offer some kind of cracked peppercorn item. Whether it be a pasta dish, a burger or a steak it’s there. Apparently its a popular flavour. And one that E and I quite like.
Ground turkey was on sale at the local grocery store this week, so I stocked up. And stocking up to me, means buying 4 and 5 pounds of the stuff. Needless to say there is no shortage of ground turkey in our household. So what to do, what to do. The thing I love about ground meat is how versatile it can be. There are endless meal options, which is great because we have an endless supply over here. E said he’s been wanting something different from our usual meals and so I thought let’s give this cracked peppercorn thing a try.
Does the recipe require a bit of tweaking, perhaps. But is it still delicious enough to post and make again. Hell yes. Say hello to my new friend and to a new favourite in our house.
- 1 lb ground turkey (or other ground meat as desired)
- 1/4 cup homemade ketchup
- 1/4 cup onion, minced
- dash of salt & pepper
- 2-3 T peppercorns, for grinding
- In a large bowl, combine ground turkey with homemade ketchup, onions and salt and pepper.
- Mix together until just combined. It is important not to over mix as the burgers may become grainy in texture.
- Once combined, grind up the peppercorn until desired consistency. I used a small plug-in coffee grinder and grind until I have a mix of both finely and coarsely ground peppercorns.
- Preheat a non stick pan over medium heat.
- Meanwhile, form the turkey mixture into desired sized burgers. I made four nice sized burgers!
- Coat each side of the burgers with the ground peppercorn, applying slight pressure to ensure it sticks.
- Grill until no longer pink inside; and enjoy! These were scrumptious!