Saturday, April 30, 2011

My New Favorite Turkey Burger

I love a good turkey burger whether at home or at a restaurant. I have a few recipes that I have tried but it always seems that my turkey burgers have a tendency to fall apart, be too dry, or just not have enough flavor. Last night Brady found this recipe and after reading the list of ingredients I knew that the burgers would have to be full of flavor plus I thought the addition of the bread crumbs would probably help the meat stick together. Talk about a good find, the burgers turned out perfectly!!  We both loved these and thought they were restaurant quality burgers. I am excited to pass on this recipe because it's a great burger recipe just in time for spring and the start of grilling season!

The picture is a little blurry because I forgot my camera and we had to use Brady's phone
Turkey Burgers
** adapted from Pixelated Crumb
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Serves 3-4
Prep/Cook Time: 20 minutes

1 pound ground turkey breast
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped shallot
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon barbecue sauce
1 chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin

Suggested Toppings:
1 onion- caramelizing instructions below
Gorgonzola cheese

In a large bowl combine the ground turkey with all of the ingredients listed above. Mix well and form into 3 or 4 patties depending on how large you like your burgers.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat and spray well with cooking spray. Once hot, add the patties to the pan and cook for about 6-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. You could also cook these on an outdoor grill. Serve the burgers topped with caramelized onions and a sprinkle of Gorgonzola cheese.

** For the caramelized onions, thinly slice the onion. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat and add a little bit of olive oil. Once hot add the onions and about a 1 tsp sugar. Stir the onions occasionally, they will take about 10-15 minutes to brown so I would suggest starting them before you put the burgers on the grill pan.

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