Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cajun Style Ground Beef and Turnip Burgers

Cajun-style Ground Beef and Turnip Burgers are juicy AND delicious!

Anyone who knows me well also knows that I'm always experimenting with something new in my kitchen.

The other day a friend gave me a bag of turnips--each about the size of a baseball.

What to do with 'em, I wondered?

Last night I boiled two of them. I ate one while it was still hot and I let the other cool down for the purposes of mashing it later and mixing it with ground beef to make a burger (just to find out how it would taste).

I used 1/2 of a mashed turnip to about 1/4 lb. of 80/20 mix ground beef (20% fat and 80% lean).  I also added a few of my favorite Cajun spices to the mix for extra flavor.

The results were great!

Although I could barely taste the turnip (maybe a little) it had the affect of creating a juicy and delicious burger without a lot of shrinkage. I think I'm on to something here??

I hope you enjoy this new Cajun-style ground beef and turnip burger recipe as much as I did. It's always good to learn one more way to cook and enjoy turnips.

One other note. The ingredients listed below is for only one burger. You will have to adjust it to make several burgers at a time.


  • 1/4 lb. ground beef (80/20)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 boiled turnip (mashed)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper         
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. thoroughly mix the ground beef, mashed turnip and dry ingredients together
  2. in a skillet melt the 1 tbsp. of butter
  3. fry on both sides (medium heat) for a few minutes until completely cooked
  4. serve as a sandwich or opened face

CYL (catch ya later)... back to my lab.

Bon appetite! Ahheeee!! 

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