Turkey Burgers with Adobo Honey Sauce
and roasted carrot fries
We combine our leftover adobo honey vinaigrette from yesterday with Greek yogurt or a homemade aioli (for the paleo members) to create a creamy condiment perfect for turkey burgers or vegetarian sammies. Eat it with a side of carrot fries and you have a 'fast food' meal that is fast but healthy!
- Ground turkey - 1 1/4 lbs
- Egg - 1
- Panko breadcrumbs - 2 Tbsp
- Paprika - 1/2 tsp
- Coriander - 1/2 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Ancho chili powder - a pinch (or just chili powder)
- Homemade adobo honey sauce - 1/2 cup (ingredients listed separately)
- Tomatoes - 1, sliced (for burger topping)
- Burger buns - 4
- Cooking oil - 2 Tbsp
- Leftover adobo honey vinaigrette - 1/4 cup
- Greek yogurt - 1/2 cup
- Carrots - 2 lbs, peeled and chopped into 'fries'
- Olive oil - 2 Tbsp
- Turkey - Mix ground meat with egg, panko, paprika, coriander, salt, and ancho. Form into 1/2" (1.25 cm) thick patties. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
- Make sauce - Mix leftover adobo honey vinaigrette with Greek yogurt. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Carrots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Tomatoes - Slice.
- Heat oven to 400F (204C) degrees. Toss carrots with olive oil and spread out onto a sheet pan. Roast in oven for 25 to 30 minutes, giving a shake midway through. Season with salt and pepper fresh out of the oven. Buns can be toasted in the oven at the same time - they'll just need ~5 minutes.
- Brush patties with cooking oil and salt and pepper. Heat up grill pan or skillet over high heat. Grill burgers for about 4 minutes on each side. If burgers haven't reached 165F (74C) degrees, cover with foil, lower heat, and cook until they reach a safe temperature.
- Assemble burgers. Top patties with tomatoes and adobo honey sauce and enjoy with carrot fries. If there's extra adobo honey sauce, use it as a dip for the carrot fries too!
Used sour cream in the sauce because I don't like yogurt. The carrot fries were great! My burger tasted a little too strongly of chili powder but my "pinch" was probably just too heavy.0 Helpful
Love the sauce, nice seasoning on the burger. Love the roasted carrot fries - this will be a go-to side.0 Helpful
The carrot fries were a lot better than I expected. It will be a go to when I'm craving a burger.0 Helpful
Very good! Without the sauce, the burger would have been just okay -- the sauce is what made it so tasty. I loved the idea of using carrots instead of sweet potatoes for a healthier fry! The tip for making sure they are crispy instead of soft is to make sure they are not sitting in a pool of oil (they should be coated but not swimming), and to make sure they are not touching each other in the pan.0 Helpful
We made the paleo burgers with the original (yogurt based) sauce. I failed at the paleo aioli... but the yogurt was way to prominent a flavor in the original recipe. Next time, we'll make it with mayo. The flavor of the burger itself was great and it held together really well (not my usual experience with turkey burgers).0 Helpful
I was skeptical about the adobo sauce at first but was pleasantly surprised how well it went with the burgers! Will definitely make again.0 Helpful