Yesterday we had a beautiful Sunday evening and so I wanted to grill out, and we decided to try out grilled turkey burgers. I found this recipe called Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers. It looked pretty good but I amped up the flavors with soy sauce, worcestershire and hot sauce, and came up with a more alliterative name (very important). The recipe was a success; I don’t usually like turkey burgers that much unless they are loaded with flavorful toppings, but these patties were quite good without a lot of extra stuff.
One thing worth noting when it comes to cooking turkey burgers is that they will fall apart a lot easier than beef when cooking on a grill or any pan that isnt nonstick, but it is totally worth it because the nice char you get with these ‘non-non-stick’ methods is very flavorful.
Here are some tips for grilling turkey burgers:
- Make sure the meat and other ingredients are mixed well, then make the patties as tight as possible.
- Some people say that keeping the patties in the fridge for a few hours before grilling helps them stay together (but I always forget to do this).
- If you are using a grill or cast iron pan that isn’t well seasoned, oil it generously with vegetable or olive oil. Alternatively, you can brush or spray the patties themselves with oil right before putting them on.
- Try to avoid turning the patties more than once. Once they have a nice char, the meat should release from the grill easily.
truly tasty turkey burgers
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
- 1.5lb ground turkey
- 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1-2 clove minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- a few shakes hot sauce
|1.||Mix all ingredients together well, then form into 6 patties.|
|2.||Cook over medium heat in a pan or on the grill, about 5-7 per side, until cooked through.|
If you are adding cheese, top burgers in the last minute of cooking. Cover the pan or grill to get the cheese nice and melty.