Turkey and Stuffing Stuffed Burgers

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This started as 2 ingredients, 500g fresh turkey mince, a pack of sage and onion stuffing.

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I quartered the turkey mince pack so I knew every burger was starting out with the same amount of mince as I have found making burgers I can end up using more in the first 2 or 3 burgers and end up with one or 2 burgers that are a lot smaller after so they over cook or under cook.

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I had a family pack sized paxo sage and onion stuffing mix but I did only use about half, I made so much because I spread it on the burgers afterwards, because stuffing is one of my feel good foods that just tastes so nice and adding more onto the burgers seemed like a good idea (which it most certainly was) the stuffing itself I made moist as I didn’t want it to be dry or suck the moisture out of the mince when the burgers were cooking so the burgers held their shape and didn’t crumble.

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Then using the silicone insert so give the depression on the 2 halves of the burger I added a heaped teaspoonful of the stuffing to the depression in the burger and then compressed it together and from a 500g pack of the mince I made 4 burgers.

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Then after about 5-10 mins in the George foreman they came out like this, you could eat them like this with some good oven chips but I put them in square wraps and added more stuffing.

You could quite easily in less than 5 mins make 1 or 2 of these and have them as a snack or a lunch instead of a dinner meal as they are really easy to make and simple and very filling

A Cheats Christmas Dinner

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This is a simple xmas dinner which takes 30 mins after the chicken has been in the slow cooker for 5 hours or 2 hours in a roasting bag (which negates the need to baste the chicken)

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The ingredients I used were,

  • 1 1.2kg chicken slow cooked (can be roasted in a roasting bag)
  • 1 pack of rindless back bacon (can be smoked bacon)
  • 150g of stuffing mix
  • 1/2 a bag of frozen roast potatoes (for ease)
  • 1/2 a bag of frozen Yorkshire puddings

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To start with I put the chicken into a slow cooker with a thin chicken gravy to boost the chicken flavour for around 5 hours on the highest setting.

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Half an hour short of the finishing time for the chicken put the roast potatoes into the oven for the amount of time that the pack states.

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Then on a medium grill make the bacon and stuffing wraps which is around a desert spoon of make up stuffing wrapped in a rasher of back bacon (I prefer smoked bacon) these cook in around 15-20 mins on a medium heat grill turning over after 10 mins.

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Then 5 mins before the roast potatoes have finished you put in the Yorkshire puddings (3 medium puddings for each person), these get put on the bottom shelf of the oven where the potatoes are on the middle shelf.

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then to finish take the breasts of the chicken and give one to each person and the rest of the chicken can be used in a leftovers meal like the chicken pasties, pies or chicken toasties (next post)

Best way to finish off the meal is to add an amount of gravy (as much as is wanted)