Smothered Turkey Patties are pan-seared, then cooked in an easy to make sauce with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and celery.
Smothered Turkey Patties are pan-seared, then cooked in an easy to make sauce with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and celery.

Many, many years ago (at least 15), I scribbled down a recipe for turkey patties that I found on the back of a package of ground turkey. The meat patties are pan-cooked, then finish cooking covered in sauce and veggies, and it sounded good to me. I first made this recipe at least 15 years ago, but have made it quite a number of times since then. When I decided to make this dish again, I photographed the process so I could add the recipe to my blog.

Smothered turkey patties are quite simple to make. Stir a sauce together, cut up some veggies, form/cook turkey patties, then cook it all in that delicious sauce. That’s the basic info on this recipe, and the result is a yummy main dish I am confident you (and those you love) will enjoy! Here’s how to make it:

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Prepare The Sauce And Veggies

The turkey patties will eventually be “smothered” in a simple to make sauce. To make the sauce, all you need to do is combine chicken broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, vinegar and black pepper in a small bowl. Give the sauce a good stir to fully incorporate the ingredients, then set aside.

Prepare the veggies by slicing and chopping up celery, onion, green bell pepper, and two medium tomatoes (cut into 8 wedges each). Set the vegetables aside until you are ready to add them to the sauce later.

Sauce is mixed together to pour over cooked turkey patties.Celery, green bell pepper, onions and tomatoes are prepped for the smothered turkey patties.

Make And Cook The Turkey Patties

Mix together one pound of ground turkey, bread crumbs, an egg and garlic salt in a large bowl. Once all the ingredients have been fully combined, form the meat into 4 round (burger-like) patties. Place the turkey patties on wax or parchment paper after they are formed. Continue until all patties have been made.

Ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs and garlic salt are combined in large bowl.Four patties are made out of the ground turkey mixture.

Heat a Tablespoon of oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat, until very hot, but not smoking. Carefully add the turkey patties to the skillet. They should sizzle when they hit the hot oil. Cook the patties (without moving them) for about 3 minutes.

After cooking for 3 minutes, the bottom of the patties should be nicely browned. Carefully turn the patties over and let the other side cook an additional 3 minutes.

The turkey patties are pan-seared in hot oil in a large skillet.After searing the bottom of the turkey patties, they are flipped to cook the other side.

Finishing The Smothered Turkey Patties

Give the reserved sauce a quick stir to re-mix the ingredients, then pour it over the turkey patties. Bring the sauce to a boil, stirring often. The sauce will thicken slightly, similar to a gravy. Reduce the heat to LOW, then add the celery, onion, and green pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine the ingredients and cover the patties with sauce. Do not add the tomatoes at this time!

Cover the skillet, and allow the smothered turkey patties to simmer on low heat for 6 minutes. The veggies will cook and soften during this time.

Sauce is poured over the top of the patties.Celery, onion, and green bell pepper are added to the smothered turkey patties.

Finishing Touch Before Enjoying The Smothered Turkey Patties

Remove the lid from the skillet. Taste the sauce, and season with salt and black pepper to suit your own taste. Add the tomato wedges and stir gently to incorporate them into the sauce. Let the smothered turkey patties simmer on low heat for 2-3 minutes OR until heated through.

Fresh tomato wedges are added to the smothered turkey patties and heated through.

To serve, place each of the smothered turkey patties onto individual plates. Be sure to spoon some of the sauce and veggies over the top of the patties for presentation. We enjoy this dish served with steamed rice (or mashed potatoes) and vegetables on the side.

One of the smothered turkey patties topped with sauce and veggies, served with rice on the side.

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Original Recipe Source: found on the back of a package of ground turkey at least 15 years ago (don’t remember which brand).

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Smothered Turkey Patties
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Smothered Turkey Patties are pan-seared, then cooked in an easy to make sauce with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and celery.

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smothered turkey patties
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 256 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
For Sauce:
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium recommended
  • Tablespoons soy sauce low sodium recommended
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
For Remainder:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper seeded/chopped in bite sized pieces
  • 2 medium tomatoes each tomato sliced into 8 wedges
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place chicken broth, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, vinegar and pepper in a small bowl. Stir to fully incorporate ingredients; set aside.

  2. Mix turkey, bread crumbs, egg and garlic salt in a large bowl. Once combined, form mixture into 4 round patties. Place patties on wax or parchment paper.

  3. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat, until very hot, but not smoking. Carefully add turkey patties. They should sizzle when they hit the hot oil. Cook patties (without moving them) for 3 minutes. The bottom of the patties should be well browned. Carefully turn patties over; cook additional 3 minutes.

  4. Give the reserved sauce a quick stir; pour it over turkey patties. Bring sauce to a boil, stirring often; sauce will thicken slightly. Reduce heat to LOW. Add celery, onion, and green pepper. Stir to combine, covering patties with sauce. Cover the skillet; let patties simmer on low heat for 6 minutes.

  5. Remove lid from skillet. Taste sauce; season with salt and black pepper to taste. Add tomato wedges; stir gently to incorporate into the sauce. Simmer on low heat (uncovered) for 2-3 minutes, until heated through.

  6. Serve turkey patties hot, topped with the sauce and veggies. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Smothered Turkey Patties
Amount Per Serving (1 patty + sauce)
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 1014mg44%
Potassium 718mg21%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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