Saturday, March 28, 2009

Awesome Turkey Burgers

Grilling season is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a nice and tasty turkey burger, I think you'll find this recipe to be a winner. I like to use the 93/7 ground turkey (meaning 7% fat). 99/1 ground turkey is also available, but I find that to be too moist to work with, and the mixture usually ends up mushy. I also prefer the taste of the 93/7 mixture. The 93/7 is also more moist than ground beef, so I never use an egg and try to avoid using many liquid ingredients in my mixture. Ground turkey is also very bland in taste. You really need to jack it up to get a nice flavor. This recipe only uses a few ingredients, but they pack a flavorful punch. Now, I don't have exact measurements, so adjust the seasoning to your liking. Also, while these burgers taste great on the grill, I actually prefer broiling them. They retain all of their tasty juices and are just that damn good! If you do decide to broil the burgers, but are still craving that smokey, grilled taste, you can add a dash of liquid smoke to the mixture. Liquid smoke is very powerful and potent, so you only need a drop or two at most.


1lb ground turkey (93/7 mixture)
1 8oz packet onion soup and dip mix
Approx. 1 tblspn Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
salt & pepper

Mix all ingredients together, shape into 6 nice size burger patties. Grill or broil to your liking. Enjoy!

1 comment:

una mamma italiana said...

If only you knew the mistakes I've made with liquid smoke!!! YES - DO be careful when adding it - that stuff is POTENT!
These sound so yummy - I wish you could fedex food, don't you?