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About two years ago, my aunt found out I loved to cook, so she bought me Barbara Kingsolver’s fantastic book, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle,” which chronicles Ms. Kingsolver’s life for a year while she grew and ate local-based food.  It is chock-full of recipes and wisdom regarding food and eating practices, I recommend it highly to anyone interested in agriculture, gardening, or food in general.  Here is her website regarding the book.  http://animalvegetablemiracle.com/

ANYHOO, this recipe came from her book.  It wasn’t my favorite recipe of all time, but it smelled amazing.

Lets get started!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds raw ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/8 cup (Or 2 tablespoons, depending on the measuring system you use) chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tablespoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano (Or 1/2 teaspoon dry)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (Or 1/2 teaspoon dry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)

Directions

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  • Grab all of your ingredients to prepare them.

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  • Chop whatever fresh ingredients you are using!  I have fresh oregano from my herb garden, so I used that.

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  • Add all of the seasonings and onions and toss until mixed well.

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  • Add ground turkey.  If the meat seems a bit dry, moisten it with a little bit of olive oil.
  • I made around nine patties.

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  • Fry on medium heat with a bit of olive oil in a frying pan.

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  • This is about what the completed patties should look like!

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  • An easy, complete meal with a simple salad and brown rice.

Enjoy!

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