Your Weekly Feed # 31 Going “naked”


Tonights Your Weekly Feed is coming to you straight after a now 7 years olds birthday party. Let’s just say a pool party with 12 6/7 year olds in a renovation site keeps you on your toes!  Thank goodness though that the Womens Weekly swimming pool cake is still a winner all these years later!  It’s a classic.

Speaking of classics there were some fabulous meals linked up last week, a real variety so, as usual, hard to pick just 2 to highlight.  I do love Saltimbocca though so Good Food Weeks Chicken Saltimbocca Skewers on White Bean Puree is going onto my “to make” list.  I think the girls will like it too, you know skewers and all that!


I also do love a good pulled pork and Kim’s (Land of Zonkt) contribution for last week was a slow cooked Pull Pork in Apple Cider which is just begging to be tried out.  This type of meal is great for entertaining too.


For this weeks Your Weekly Feed I’m plating up “Naked” Turkey Burgers, naked because they are burgers without the buns (although by all means dress it with a bun if you want).  I’m thinking that these might be a good way to use up any Christmas Turkey leftovers too. I’ve got both the regular & Thermomix methods for making the patties. The good news is that both girls loved these so as far as the mini critics go – winning as that is a rare occurrence! They love “eat like a pirate” nights which means they don’t get in trouble for eating with their fingers!

"Naked" Turkey Burgers

Turkey is high in protein and low in fat (unless you eat the skin) and the mince is a good budget alternative for mid week meals.  The patties would also go well in wraps in the lunch boxes the next day too.

What you need:

For the patties

500 g turkey mince

1 onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, crushed

1/2 C breadcrumbs ( I mixed some seeds in with the bread and whizzed the all up)

2 Tbsp tomato sauce

1 Tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp paprika

Salt & pepper to taste

For the rest of the burger:

Iceberg lettuce leaves (enough for 2 per person), washed

1 cucumber, thinly sliced

1 tomato, thinly sliced

1 packet haloumi, thinly sliced

Optional side: Sweet potato & potato chips

1 large sweet potato, peeled and sliced into chips

2 white potatoes, peeled and sliced into chips

1 Tbsp olive oil

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line 2 baking trays with baking paper (if you are doing the chips too).

Put the chips on one of the baking trays, drizzle with the oil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, turning a couple of times.

Put all of the patty ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine.

Scoop out dessert spoon sized balls and flatten into patties.  Put onto other baking tray, drizzle with oil and bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until cooked through, turning once in the middle.

Heat some olive oil in a frypan and add thin slices of haloumi, flip sides once it starts to melt and go golden and repeat (3 – 5 minutes in total)

When everything is cooked put the lettuce “cups” on the serving plates, top with a turkey patty, tomato, cucumber and haloumi and plate up the “chips”. To eat wrap the patty etc up in the lettuce cup and enjoy.

Repeat with the remainder of patties or keep them for lunch boxes the next day.  The patties can be frozen.

Now for the Thermomix method for making the patties – all other steps will be the same.

Turkey Burger Patties - Thermomix


  • 1 piece of bread & handful of seeds to make the breadcrumbs ( I used pepitas, sunflower and flax seeds)
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. To make the breadcrumbs put the bread & seeds in TM Speed 5 / 5 seconds. Set aside
  3. Put in the onion and garlic and chop Speed 5 / 3 seconds
  4. Add all other ingredients, including the breadcrumbs and combine Speed 4 / Reverse / 10 seconds
  5. Scoop out dessert spoon sized balls and flatten onto the prepared tray
  6. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and bake in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes turning once.

I’m off to check out Kim’s picks for the week and what she has dreamed up in the Land of Zonkt for dinner too.



8 comments on “Your Weekly Feed # 31 Going “naked”

  1. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    December 1, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing my chicken recipe. I actually made Kim’s pulled pork when we had guests last week and it was awesome {I also served it with a beetroot slaw recipe that I will have to share soon}. Thanks for hosting xox

    • Vicki
      December 2, 2015 at 10:06 pm

      My pleasure lovely that’s what it’s all about – sharing the meal love around!

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    December 1, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Oh these look yum! I love cooking with turkey mince and these look delicious! Great picks too – I’m a huge fan of pulled pork!

    • Vicki
      December 2, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Me too – might need to make some again but the thought of a hot kitchen at the moment is too much!

  3. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    December 2, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Oh yum Vicki, I love the look of these! I’m loving the idea of a naked burger…we are trying to cut down on bread in our house so just wrapping up in bread is a fabulous idea and a great way to cut down on all those refined carbs. Glad your kids enjoyed their “eat like a pirate” night! We love a good no-cutlery dinner in our house too and will really get stuck in if it’s just the two of us eating and no guests! 🙂

    • Vicki
      December 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Most nights end up “eat like a pirate” unfortunately – no princesses here even though I try!

  4. Lisa @ Chocolate Meets Strawberry
    December 2, 2015 at 11:13 am

    I mean lettuce!!

    • Vicki
      December 2, 2015 at 10:13 pm


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