Favorite Turkey Burger

Springtime has to be my favorite season of them all. The blooming flowers, spring flowers and growing gardens, and the fantastic sunny weather. It’s practically intoxicating… that I might have neglected my little food blog for a bit.

With the weather warming up, it’s time to change gears and start cooking outside with the grill. Tacos, pizzas, burgers, steaks in my opinion always taste better when cooked on the grill.  Usually we like to make these burgers or visit In-N-Out for our burger fix, and whenever I have ground turkey to cook for dinner – I always make sloppy joes, so this was a great alternative meal.

This is our new favorite recipe for turkey burger. These burgers are very moist and delicious, and very easy to prepare. Top them with your favorite burger toppings like avocado, grilled onions, mushrooms, extra cheese, lettuce, or perhaps some grilled veggies. I served them along with a side of sweet potato fries and a bowl of strawberries for the perfect springtime meal.

Favorite Turkey Burger
Adapted from Martha Stewart

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Gruyere Cheese
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat large grill pan on medium-high heat or grill.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, Gruyere cheese, green onions, breadcrumbs, mustard and garlic. Mix gently with a fork and combine. Season with salt and pepper. Carefully form mixture into four 1-inch thick patties or (six 3/4-inch patties).
  3. Lightly oil grill with cooking spray (Misto). Place patties on grill and sear until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side. If cooking on grill, place patties on hottest grill and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Cook until cooked through, about 5 to 10 minutes per side.
  4. Serve with desired toppings over a toasted sesame hamburger bun.

Review: Absolutely delicious. I opted to cook these on the grill pan versus the grill, but I know we’ll make them again soon enough and prepare them on the grill.

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