Delicious Juicy Turkey Burgers
We have become big fans of Turkey Burgers. Lean turkey burgers are carb free and are a lean source of protein and vitamins including B12, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin. A 3 oz patty using 93% lean turkey burger has only 176 calories.
Turkey burgers can be dry and tasteless, OR they can be delicious with the addition of a few items. I find I like them better than beef burgers these days! I love to flavor mine up with Harvest Barn Seasonings and a bit of shredded fresh vegetables to keep them moist and flavorful.
BASIC BURGER STARTER RECIPE
1 lb 93% lean turkey burger
1 small zucchini, shredded or 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
Buffalo Turkey (or ground chicken) Burgers:
Add 1 Tbsp Halladay’s Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Dip & Seasoning Blend, and 1-2 Tbsp crumbled blue cheese (optional).
Greek Turkey Burgers
Add 1 Tbsp Halladay’s Lemon Spinach Dip and Seasoning Blend, and ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles
Tuscan Turkey Burgers
Add 2 tsp of Halladay’s Zesty Fiesta or Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Dip & Seasoning Blend. With this version you can substitute a can of black beans for the carrots or zucchini if you like. Mash half of the beans before adding to the turkey.
Form mixture into 4 to 5 patties. Mixture will be softer than beef burgers.
Stove top cooking Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Once hot, cook burgers over med heat for 4-5 minutes per side. I sometimes cover them for a couple of minutes to cook through without burning the bottom of the patties.
Grill Turkey burgers are softer than beef burgers so you will want to freeze your patties for about 20 minutes before grilling, or grill them on tinfoil.
Bake Bake your burgers at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. You can brown them for a couple of minutes per side on the stove if you wish before baking.
These are delicious served on a toasted brioche bun. Top with cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato and any of your favorite toppings.
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-Kathleen Govotski, Owner Halladay’s Harvest Barn