Friday night we had a few wedding related things to take care of and then our only plans were dinner, wine and hanging out in front of the TV. Such an exciting life we lead :) but with all that we have going on, we're busy constantly and this has become our favorite way to spend Friday or Saturday night.
For dinner we'd decided on turkey burgers and oven baked french fries, but didn't have a recipe for either. I asked on Twitter if anyone had a good recipe for us to try and another awesome Jess, from Stylish, Stealthy & Healthy, came through with an awesome one we couldn't pass up: Buffalo Turkey Burgers. I was just looking for a plain old burger recipe!
I used Jess' recipe pretty much exactly (see the link above for the details!) but we didn't have any onion powder. I probably could've just left that out or used a little diced onion but I'd also found this recipe for the oven baked fries which uses chili powder & cumin so I figured we'd throw those in the burgers too. I also wanted to use my cute little, non-dead basil plant again so we added fresh basil instead of parsley. Ty got even crazier with his burgers and added diced banana peppers & red peppers that his mom gave us from her garden to his. We're all about his & hers food in our house :)
Speaking of, we had his & hers french fries too! Well, "hers" ended up being awesome and someone snuck a few of them...but you know what I mean. Ty bought two of the biggest potatoes I'd ever seen and I had a sweet potato I hadn't used so we chopped them both up, coated them in olive oil and the seasonings in this recipe, then baked them for about 35 minutes on 450.
The Verdict: The buffalo burgers were so awesome topped with cheddar cheese and dipped in a little ranch dressing. We used whole wheat buns so that cancels out the ranch part right? They were maybe a tad too spicy for me, turns out Ty added a couple dashes of hot sauce in addition to the 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce...but that didn't stop me from chowing down! The fries also came out really well, I probably should've flipped them at some point though, so they could get crispy on all sides, but still they were really tasty!
If you have any other interesting burger recipes, please share!