6.13.2012

Delicious Turkey Burgers

Summer is the time of year when I like to grill everything!  Grilled foods are super healthy and easy to prepare.  Grilling gives off such a great, distinct flavor that you can't achieve with conventional cooking methods...especially for meats & vegetables!!

I use ground turkey BREAST for these burgers, which is even more lean than regular ground turkey.  When making any type of burger, once you have formed the patty, create a slight indentation in the middle with your thumb.  This will ensure that your burger will stay flat and not bulge while cooking.

I eat these burgers without a bun all the time.  They are great on a salad or by themselves but what's better than a fresh grilled burger on a bun in the summer?!

Enjoy!


Delicious Turkey Burgers
recipe and photo by halftomatohalfpotato.com
yields 4 burgers

INGREDIENTS
-1 pound ground turkey breast
-1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
-1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-1 egg (optional)
-1/2 cup chopped onion
-garlic salt & pepper to taste
-4 buns (i used kaiser rolls this time)
-toppings of your choice (cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, etc)

DIRECTIONS
-Heat grill to medium-high heat
-Gently mix all ingredients (except for buns and toppings) in a medium sized bowl until blended
  (don't overwork the meat or you will end up with a dry/tough burger)
-Divide blended meat into 4 equal sections and form 4 patties
-Using your thumb, make a small indentation in the center of each patty to prevent bulging
-Place patties on grill and cook about 6-8 minutes per side
-Place cooked patty on bun and top with your favorite toppings
Enjoy!

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