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Monday, March 2, 2009

Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers....Ok, so I know that many people have their own fabulous burger recipes, but I thought I would share my recipe for a bit lighter version. My husband usually prefers beef over any other meat, so when I made these one day he loved them! Now I make these more often... though I still make the beef burgers every once in a while. Nothing can substitute for a great beef burger! But, if you want to go lighter you just might enjoy these...

I have a little trick that I use to make the patties more even to ensure they get cooked all the way through. Plus, you can make them all the same size. I use the plastic cap or covering from a regular sized oatmeal container. I then place a piece of parchment paper in between the patties so that they won't stick together. This way, if you want to freeze them for a later date, you can. Or, if you want to take out only one or two patties, the parchment paper will help greatly.

We like to change the flavors up a bit by adding different spices and flavors and even making them bbq flavored.... using a bbq sauce, like we did in this post. Hope you enjoy...

Note: I usually use a 24 oz packet of ground turkey and get about 6 burger patties(about 1/4 lb per each).

You will need:
24 oz (1 1/2 lb) ground turkey
2 TBS dried onion flakes ( you can use sauteed onions as well)
1 TBS olive oil/mayo*
salt and pepper to taste
extra seasoning you may like to include(chopped sundried tomatoes, thyme, minced garlic, paprika, chipotle etc.)
*this brings flavor and keeps the patties moist...but you can omit

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl...making sure that you didn't forget any seasoning. Try not to over mix...just enough to incorporate everything.
2. Take about fistful of turkey and pat into plastic covering all the way to the edge.
3. Using a butter knife, loosen the edges of the patty from the cover being careful not to tear it. 4. Flip over and gently use the butter knife to help you get the whole patty out of the plastic cover unto a plate.
5. Use parchment paper between each patty.
6. Grill on med/high heat for a few minutes on each side....since they are not as thick, they won't take too long to grill. Just be careful not to over cook them.
7. Serve with your favorite condiments, favorite cheese etc...

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