Without realising it, your Christmas dinner is probably pretty planet friendly already – root veg, cranberries and Brussels sprouts are all in season in December, which means fewer resources are needed to grow them (hurrah!). But, once you’ve pulled your crackers and cleared your plates on Christmas Day, what happens to all the excess food? We’re talking about the 17.2 million sprouts, 263,000 turkeys and 11.3 million roast potatoes we throw away each Christmas. One tasty answer is this party-starting recipe, created by our chefs to reuse some of those leftovers.
Turkey and stuffing sliders
200g turkey, cooked
350g leftover stuffing
Mini burger buns
Red onion, sliced
Leftover cranberry sauce
1. In a food processor with the knife blade attached, pulse the turkey until chopped. In a large bowl, stir the turkey, stuffing and eggs until well mixed.
2. Form the turkey mix into balls (roughly golf-ball size), then flatten into burger patties. Place onto a baking tray and refrigerate until ready to be cooked.
3. Roast the burgers in the oven or pan fry with a little oil. Cook until lightly browned on both sides and hot throughout.
4. Serve the burgers with red onion slices, lettuce, tomato slices and cranberry sauce.