Yeah, so you might be thinking, turkey burgers, blah. I've had them before, they're dry and tasteless. Well, you may have been right before, but turkey burgers are the modernized hamburger-juicy and delicious. Frankly, I make them almost weekly in the summer and for some reason, even though there is a whole lot of cheese in them, I feel "healthier" for eating them instead of the usual beef burger. The recipe I follow is simple and turns out great every time. I think you'll enjoy it, so give it a whirl on the old grill today.
Here's how it goes...
|First, grab a pound of ground turkey. (This is only half a pound, but you get the idea)|
|Add some flava, garlic, chili powder and salt and pepper. (Yep, that's it!)|
|Now for the cheese, just use what you have on hand. I used about a half a cup of "pizza cheese" (provolone and mozzarella). I've also used plain mozzarella and Swiss cheese; both are great choices too.|
|Mix the ingredients together with your hands, but just until mixed, you don't want to overwork that bird.|
|Fire up your awesome, amazing new grill. (Yep, that's our new grillin' machine.)|
|And grill the burgers over medium high heat for 6-8 minutes per side.|
|Finally, add your fixins' and enjoy!|
Recipe adapted from Real Simple Magazine
1 lb. of ground turkey (dark meat or 93% lean or less)
1/2 to 3/4 cup of cheese (mozzarella, Swiss, or the like)
1 tsp. of garlic powder
1 tsp. of chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Mix the above ingredients together and form into patties. Make a shallow well in the top of each patty. Season with salt and pepper.
Grill the burgers turning once (do not press or flatten), 6 to 8 minutes per side. Yum! Yum!
Turkey burgers are so under-rated! We love them and probably eat them more often than beef burgers. To keep them from drying out we make a panade and they are absolutely delicious!ReplyDelete
I am going to start walking around yelling: Don't overwork that bird! Success!ReplyDelete