Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Turkey Burger

To be honest, this is the first turkey burger I have ever made. So, maybe there are better recipes out there. But, this one was pretty good and I thought I would pass along as we go full swing into grilling season. Just remember, turkey is turkey. It can never be pork or beef. I tried turkey bacon after watching an interview with Nicole Kidman where she said she makes her kids breakfast every morning and they have eggs, pancakes, and turkey bacon. She said they loved it! After trying the turkey bacon I realized for sure every single word she said in the interview could not have been true. Turkey bacon is not good, and kids do not like it, and you do not make breakfast every morning for your children. Anyway, take this for what it is, a really decent turkey burger. Enjoy.

Turkey Burger

1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey (preferably 93 percent lean)
1/2 cup finely grated Gruyere cheese
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and ground pepper
4 hamburger buns

1. Heat the grill to high. In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine the turkey with the Gruyere, scallions, breadcrumbs, Dijon mustard, and garlic; season generously with salt and pepper. Dividing the mixture evenly, gently form the mixture in to four 1-inch-thick patties.

2. Lightly oil the grill. Place the patties on the hottest part of the grill; sear until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move the patties to the cooler part of the grill; continue grilling until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes per side.


Me - Jen said...

I will have to try this out. I have been buying the turkey patties from Costco. OK, not beef like you said!

Lisa said...

Okay, I'm trying this tonight...

Lisa said...

And it was yummy! Not even on the dry side. Of course, Eric tried to put them on the grill before it was hot and we got into it over that... but that's a whole other story :) Topped it with some homemade guac (cuz Eric cringes at the mere possibility of dry). Oh, and your foreignish cheese. I don't buy things that I cannot pronounce. We used cheddar!