One skillet turkey patties in a simple gravy is an easy to follow, ultimate comfort food to feed your family.
The cooler temps we’ve been having in the Midwest this past week had me ready to breakout all of my comfort food recipes that have been collecting dust over the summer months.
And this one skillet turkey patties in a simple gravy recipe was at the top of the list of recipes I’ve been missing. It’s one of those home cooked meals that everyone looks forward to. One that will make your kids miss mom’s cooking when they fly the nest one day (sniff).
While there is certainly nothing difficult about this recipe, it does take a little more time than I’d like for a weeknight meal. Because of this, I typically like to save this one for the weekends. If you really want to gain supermom status, make some homemade mashed potatoes to serve with it. But if you don’t have the time or energy, serving this meal alongside some simple peas or green beans and a crusty loaf of bread is just as good.
The ingredients list may look long, but don’t let that scare you away. Once you’ve mixed together and shaped the patties, you can easily tend to other side dishes while the patties cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
After the patties have been browned on each side, the next step is to whisk together a few ingredients for the simple gravy.
Then you simply nestle the turkey patties back into the gravy and let it all simmer for a few minutes.
During this final 10 minutes of hands off cook time, you can finish up the side dishes (or if you’re me: grab a leftover chocolate mini muffin from this morning’s breakfast, quickly and quietly shove it in your mouth and justify it as an appetizer that you deserve because you’re the chef…besides they were leftover and you don’t want to waste food!).
One skillet turkey patties in a simple gravy is a recipe that everyone in our house loves. And while I don’t expect all of the meals I cook to be a winner for everyone, it sure is nice when you find one that is!
One Skillet Turkey Patties in a Simple Gravy
- 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c. milk
- 2 T. ketchup
- 1 t. worcestershire
- 3/4 c. quick oats
- 1 1/2 T. dried minced onion (or 1/4 c. fresh)
- 1 T. dried parsley
- 1 t. salt
- 1/4 t. pepper
- 2 T. butter
- 1/4 c. flour
- 1/4 t. thyme
- 1/4 t. salt
- 1/8 t. pepper
- 2/3 c. milk
- 14 oz. beef broth (chicken broth is fine too)
In a medium size bowl, mix together egg, milk, ketchup, worcestershire, oats, onion, parsley, salt and pepper.
Add turkey and mix together. You can fold with a spatula but I find it works best to just use your hands. Using about 1/3 c. of mixture per patty, shape each into an oval about 1 inch thick.
In a 12 in. skillet over medium heat add one tablespoon of oil. Cook half of the patties about 3-4 minutes on each side. They do not need to be cooked through completely during this step.
Remove the first batch of patties to a plate. Quickly and carefully wipe out the skillet. Repeat step 3. and brown remaining patties. Remove patties to plate.
Begin making gravy by adding 2 T. butter to skillet. As soon as the butter is melted, whisk in flour, thyme, salt and pepper and cook for a minute or two. Slowly add the beef broth. I add it in about 1/3 increments, letting it thicken slightly before adding more. Once the beef broth has been incorporated, slowly add the milk. Bring gravy to simmer, cook and stir 2 minutes until thickened.
Carefully add patties back to skillet. Turn each patty to coat in gravy. Cover skillet and let patties simmer in gravy 10 minutes or until patties are cooked through.
Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe