To continue my love affair with my new BBQ, I grilled up some turkey tonight.
A few months ago I deconstructed a turkey and this weekend I pulled out one of the leftover turkey legs to grill. I did a cheater brine using leftover olive juice from a giant Costco jar of olives. Stuffed with garlic. Amazing. I rubbed the meat with the spice rub from Well Fed’s Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat.
Deconstructed Grilled Turkey
Brine it overnight, or for 6 hours in the fridge, like I did.
Tossed it on the BBQ
It started to get dark on the outside long before the inside so I wrapped it with foil and put it back on. It took about 30-40 minutes. I used a meat thermometer to test for doneness.
Let it rest a bit while you prep and plate your side dish.
I made a salad as it was CSA delivery week and I have a fridge overflowing with veg.
Turkey does not have to be limited to a being roasted whole in the oven! Mr. Foodie ate his weight in turkey. The Kiddo liked this too. He found it hilarious to peek through the wing bone and say “I see you Mommy!” The only bad part is that it was so delicious there are no leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
So I’ve never really been a burger fan. Until recently! Now I’m excited by all the burger possibilities. I like lots of toppings on my burgers, too! But all those pesky toppings sometimes fall off, especially when you are eating it sans-pain (that’s bread-free, fools!), like I do. To continue my love affair with the NomNomPaleo.com ipad app, this was inspired by a recipe there for “Big-O Bacon Burgers”
Chop up the ingredients and put them IN the burger!
Bacon mushroom burgers – makes 6
- 1 lb grass fed ground beef
- 6 slices of bacon
- 1/2 lb of mushrooms (maybe more, maybe less?)
This is simple. Chop all the ingredients and mix them with the beef. Don’t do as I do in the pictures. I want you to chop the ingredients fairly small. The recipe on the iPad app pulses the bacon in the food processor. I think I will do that next time. Mix it all together and form into patties. BBQ them!
I sauteed the mushrooms and bacon before I added them to the beef. I want my bacon nice and crispy.
Toss them on the grill. Look at those flames. That’s called a fire from dripping bacon grease, yes it is!
Serve on a bed of lettuce. I added tomato, onion and dijon to mine. The rest of the family had theirs on buns. Yummo.