Turkey Burgers with Indian Spices

A slightly exotic burger that’s delicious served with thickened yogurt instead of ketchup. Roasted potatoes are the perfect accompaniment.

Serves 4.

1¼ to 1½ pounds ground turkey (1 package)
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
Juice of 1 lime
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
1½ teaspoons black pepper
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 lime, quartered

1. Place the turkey, garlic, ginger, lime juice, cumin, pepper, and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 balls of equal size, form into patties, and flatten to about 1 inch thick.

2. Sprinkle the patties with salt.

3. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and when it is very hot, add the burgers, allowing the pan to reheat for about 30 seconds between additions. Cook until deeply browned, about 7-8 minutes on each side. Serve immediately, garnished with the lime quarters.

From Warehouse to Your House: More than 250 Simple, Spectacular Recipes to Cook, Store, and Share When You Buy in Quantity (Simon & Schuster, 2006)