For dinner tonight, we decided to make something quick and fairly easy,. The only downside to the meal is it makes your house smell like greatness and you’ll be starving for the next week whenever you’re home! So, there realy isn't a downside...read below to find out how long to cook dinner. Dinner included the following items:
- Bacon Turkey Burger
- Bacon Cheese Burger
- Roasted Red Potatoes
The turkey burger was stuffed with various seasonings (including salt, pepper, garlic salt, grated parmesan cheese, egg, and bread crumbs), and the beef burger was plain with salt+pepper and Frank's RedHot on top (yes, I soak my burger in Frank's RedHot prior to cooking). All patties are hand-made at home and zip-sealed; I have found making my own patties to be advantageous when going for a delicious flavor and a hearty size burger for a big guy, and my girlfriend enjoys making the smallest turkey patty she possibly can as to not "overeat." The roasted red potatoes came second in the prep line, put together with rosemary, thyme, minced fresh garlic, salt, black pepper and olive oil; these roasted red potatoes were eagerly awaiting the digestion trail to my stomach.
Once all the food was prepped, it was cooking time, and cooking all of this is fairly easy. TThe first step is to kick off the roasted red potatoes by pre-heating the oven at 450F and then placing the potatoes in the oven for 20 minutes, read here for how long to cook roasted red potatoes. While that’s going, we move over to the turkey burger where I followed this set of guidelines and I followed these guidelines for cooking the cheeseburger; pretty simple stuff if you've ever used a grill before - but turkey burgers can be a little different.
When the buzzer goes off for the 20 minutes on the potatoes, I start grilling (note: grill has already heated at a medium heat). I then take the potatoes out and toss them around on the baking tray as described below, and put back in for 10 minutes. Here is a short snippet of cooking this meal, click on the links to find out more information.
Roasted Red Potatoes
This cook time is for 2 lbs. of red potatoes, unpeeled and cubed. Preheat the oven to 450°F with the rack in the lower third of the oven. Add the potatoes to an oiled baking sheet. Roast the potatoes for 20 minutes; toss. Cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until cooked through, brown, and crisp.
Coat the grill with non-stick grilling spray and heat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the turkey burgers for 4-4.5 minutes on each side until cooked through.
Coat the grill with non-stick grilling spray and heat the grill to high heat. Place the hamburgers on the hottest part of the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip the hamburgers and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes (for medium). Remove the hamburgers from the grill and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before eating.
When the buzzer goes off for the potatoes, normally the two burgers have completed cooking, my girlfriend likes her turkey burger well-done and I eat my cheeseburger medium-well. You would obviously vary your methods of cooking depending on how you like your meat cooked. Then it’s time to enjoy your meal! This meal in total takes 30-35 minutes to complete with very little effort, it’s not the healthiest of meals but it sure is delicious!