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Foodbuzz Tastemaker: Grilled Turkey

June 21st, 2010 · 23 Comments

Grilled Turkey

As you may know from my previous post on Grilled Vegetables, I prefer charcoal for my grilling. So when Foodbuzz asked me to participate in the Tastemaker Program for some free turkey meat and a free Flip™ Video Ultra HD Camcorder I said yes! And they approved it too!

Last week the Flip arrived and then a few days later a huge box of turkey too! So, weekend before last, and over the course of three days of filming and two days of post-production we created this neat video of our Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program “Grilling Turkey”. Thank you Foodbuzz and Shady Brook Farms for the wonderful turkey meat and the Flip™ Video Ultra HD Camcorder!

Perfect timing too with another tasting sample, we got in a box of Nature’s Pride Premium Harvest Buns and Rolls also. All told, as part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received four containers of ground turkey meat, four containers of turkey brats, the Flip™ Video Ultra HD Camcorder, a pack of Nature’s Pride Premium Harvest Whole Wheat Buns, one pack of Wheat Buns, and one pack of Hoagie Rolls.

Flip™ Video Ultra HD Camcorder

First, here is the video for your viewing pleasure!

I am sharing with you two recipes, the Turkey Brats and Beer, and the Garden Turkey Burgers too! Enjoy!

Grilled Turkey Brats and Beer

2 Lb. Turkey Brats, 12 links
2 Bottles Dark beer, like porter
1 ½ Cups Onions, julienne
12 Each Hoagie Rolls
Procedure Steps
1. Place the brats and onions in a large pot, add the beer to cover and stir the onions between the brats. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes, or until brats are cooked through and no longer pink.
2. Grille the brats six inches from the coals until browned on all sides. Return to the beer to keep warm.
3. Serve on the brats on Hoagie Rolls with the onions.

Garden Turkey Burger

2 Lb. Ground turkey meat
2 Cups Onions, diced
1 Cup Carrots, shredded
1 Cup Peppers, diced
2 Large Eggs, beaten
½ Cup Panko breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
¼ Cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
To taste Fresh cracked black pepper and salt
1 Tbsp Finger Lickin’ Rub
8 Each Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns
Procedure Steps
1. Combine the ground turkey meat with the onions, carrots, peppers, onions, eggs, panko breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, black pepper and salt.
2. Portion into 4 ounce patties. Season with the Finger Lickin’ Rub, then grill six inches from hot coals until cooked through.
3. Optional: Add sliced tomatoes, shredded Vermont cheddar, Gorgonzola crumbles, or any of your favorite toppings. Serve with the whole wheat buns.

The turkey brats and garden turkey burgers are a wonderful treat for our grilling pleasure! I hope you like them too!

Bon appetit!


©2010 CCR

Tags: Barbecue · Recipes · Videos · Weight Watchers

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Bamboobaileys // Jun 21, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Awesome – thanks for the video too!!

  • 2 Emily @Cleanliness // Jun 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Um. I adore this recipe.

    Turkey? Check
    PORTER? Check.
    Deliciousness?? Double check!

  • 3 Dana // Jun 21, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Cool recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • 4 pegasuslegend // Jun 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    This is so cool and I use turkey in everything instead of beef love this!

  • 5 OC2Seattle // Jun 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Brats made in beer? Heaven. Looks like I have my entree for the 4th planned!

  • 6 Drick // Jun 21, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    your brats are very much like I like mine and your turkey burger, well, I just gonna have to give it a try, have a rub similar to the finger licking … as for the turkey & Flip, I’m not sure if FB will be sending me mine, not after my post on the buns sent to me….oh well…..

  • 7 Mary at Deep South Dish // Jun 21, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Hey great job! How’d I miss out on the turkey??!! I sure coulda used it for an upcoming project for a turkey burger I’m doing. (Watch those knives chef.)

    And by the way, you sure are lookin’ skinny and well, I’m pretty sure I remember you saying you lived elsewhere these days (Georgia was it?), but ya shore ain’t lost that accent have ya? 😉

    Have a great week.

  • 8 penny aka jeroxie // Jun 22, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Brats? What is it?

  • 9 Boudreaux Ryan // Jun 22, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Brats is the short term for bratwurst, a type of sausage.

  • 10 Jessie // Jun 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    sounds mouthwatering delicious!

  • 11 Dawn@CocinaSavant // Jun 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    We loved watching your video!!! The brats and the burger looked tasty. Looked like you had fun, any more video fun in the future?

  • 12 Dawn@CocinaSavant // Jun 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    We loved watching your video!!! The brats and the burger looked tasty. Looked like you had fun, any more video fun in the future?

  • 13 Tamar // Jun 25, 2010 at 3:10 am

    I saw the video, it looks like you got a haircut between takes! : )

  • 14 Doc // Jun 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Awesome video Chef!!

  • 15 Angie's Recipes // Jul 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Turkey in dark beer sounds fantastic!

  • 16 Magic of Spice // Jul 9, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Great recipe…And congrats on all the cool stuff:)

  • 17 Deborah Dowd // Jul 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

    How cool!- you will love the Flip, I have used it to make videos for my blog and it is great for catching those impromptu moments!

  • 18 Rick // Jul 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Looks great!

  • 19 Ingrid // Jul 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I always use turkey versus beef! This is great! Thanks

  • 20 FrenchPressMemos // Jul 11, 2010 at 12:08 am

    I could not bring myself to use a gas grill. Charcoal is certainly the only way to go 🙂

  • 21 Southern Cook // Jul 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I made this last night and can I say– Uh. May. Zing.

  • 22 Boudreaux Ryan // Jul 13, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Jessie, thank you so much!

    Dawn, thanks and I do have some more videos in the works, just takes time to film, edit and such.

    Tamar, hey, you noticed! The first and last takes were done before the haircut, then the middle takes were done after the cut. Also, did you notice anything else?

    Doc, thanks man!

    Angie, it is amazing flavor with the beer!

    Magic, thank you!

    Deborah, yes, we were excited when selected, the voting starts on the 16th.

    Rick, Ingrid: thanks!

    FrenchPressMemos, Charcoal all the way babe!

    Southern Cook, How cool is that, thank you so much!

    Please start voting on Friday, the 16th, at:

  • 23 Beverly // Aug 24, 2010 at 11:39 am

    What could be better than brats and beer?