The hubs and Libb love red meat. I do not. Whenever I make a vegetarian (and sometimes poultry centered) dish Libb’s response is, “it’s good, but it could use some meat!”
I had little hope of finding a turkey burger recipe that would satisfy these meat-lovin’ gentlemen. But these turkey burgers do not disappoint. They are bursting with flavor pockets that make you go mmmmm. In fact we actually make these patties more than beef ones! I never thought I’d see the day.
Insane in the membrane [turkey] burger patties
Adapted from: One Bite at a Time 2nd Edition cookbook, Turkey Patties
Nutritionals: Cal: 160, Fat: 5g, Carb: 2g, Pro: 23 g
Makes 5 patties
1 package ground turkey (roughly 1.25 pounds)
1/2 cup minced sweet onion
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 TBS minced garlic
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
olive oil for pan or grill
In a large bowl combine the turkey, onion, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, fennel, oregano and red pepper flakes. Mix well. Shape into 5 patties (quarter pound each).
Heat a grill pan brushed with oil and brown the patties over medium heat on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Cover and continue to grill for 3 more minutes until cooked through.
OR, if using gas grill…
Prep grill for cooking. Set to medium-high heat and oil grate. Place patties on grill and cook 5 minutes. Turn patties and cook 5 minutes. Place cheese on top and reduce heat slightly, cook another 2 minutes.
Serve on your favorite bun or kaiser roll. I like to top with avocado, horseradish, tomatoes and sweet onion.