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Turkey and sweetcorn burgers

Turkey and sweetcorn burgers

Children go wild for these burgers, keep them in the freezer for a last minute children’s tea - they can be cooked from frozen. You could also serve them as small meatballs with tomato sauce and spaghetti.

For a spicier flavour add extra chilli powder.
By Caroline Marson
Serves 8
Prep/Cook time: 1 hour +
Two turkey burgers served with sweetcorn and beans

Ingredients

285g canned sweetcorn
100g stale white bread
500g minced turkey breast
1 egg
4 spring onions, finely chopped
Use up what you have. Onions, leeks or shallots work well too.
2½ teaspoons ground cumin
Salt
Ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
Sunflower oil for frying
Burger buns or rolls to accompany with lettuce, cucumber and sweet chilli sauce

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Recipe

  1. Remember to defrost your meat! Defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on ‘defrost’ directly before use.

    This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking. If using defrosted cooked meat, you can only reheat this meat once so only cook what you can eat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F) mark 6. 

  3. In a bowl, cover the bread with water and leave to soak for about a minute, then squeeze well and crumble into a large bowl. Or use fresh breadcrumbs.

  4. Add the sweetcorn, turkey mince, egg, spring onions, ground cumin, garlic and seasoning. Use your hands to squeeze the mixture together.

  5. Shape the mince into burgers or small meatballs about the size of a golf ball.

  6. Heat a heavy frying pan with sunflower oil and cook the burgers or meatballs in batches, turning them round in the pan until they are golden brown, drain and transfer to the oven and cook for a further 5 minutes or until cooked.

  7. To freeze: Lay the burgers or meat balls on a flat baking sheet and put into the freezer until frozen. Pack into an airtight container, label and freeze.

    To use: Heat a heavy frying pan with sunflower oil and cook the burgers or meatballs in batches from frozen, turning them round in the pan until they are golden brown, drain and transfer to a warm oven 200°C (400°F) mark 6 and cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes or until cooked.

    To serve: Burger buns or rolls, accompanied with lettuce, cucumber and sweet chilli sauce.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer 3-6 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Cook from frozen in frying pan then transfer to oven

Perfect portions

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