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?!
Delicious Turkey Burgers
recipe and photo by halftomatohalfpotato.com
yields 4 burgers
-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)
-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