Perfect Turkey Burgers–Every Time

Turkey Burgers, Perfect Every Time Summary: Turkey burgers don't have to be dry hockey pucks, they can be moist and flavorful
Turkey Burgers

Perfect Turkey Burgers–Every TimeTurkey burgers should be moist, and well seasoned.  There is nothing worse than a flavorless, dried out burger,  I don’t care how much mayo you put on it, it’s still nasty. Turkey burgers are one of my favorites, and I just can’t stand it when they are not cooked property.

A lot of people use Worcestershire sauce for regular hamburgers because it makes them flavorful and moist. Well, it’s a little over powering for turkey, but, the Lee and Perrins does make a wonderful alternative, White Wine Worcestershire Sauce.  Quite often I have found this wonderful sauce hard to find at my local super market.  It seems not that many people know about it, and it is my mission here to help them find out!  This sauce is essential to making really good, moist turkey burgers with good flavor.

The other essential thing, I think, is dehydrated onions.  Burgers and dip about the only things that I use dried onions for – usually I chop them by hand.  However, dried, minced onions go wonderfully in burgers, why?  Because they are small so they won’t break up delicate ground meats, and whilst absorbing liquid in the meat, they impart subtle flavor.

A long time ago, the Spice Islands brand used to make something called Herb Pepper – it was great, but like all things too good, they are soon off the shelf.  It took me a while, but I finally figured out the substitute was Herbs de Provence and freshly ground pepper.  Herbs de Provence is a famous French herb blend of savory, rosemary, basil, marjoram, wild thyme, lavender.  It is a great herb with chicken, fish and is essential for my brined Turkey in a Nesco with Injection and Rub.

If you are going to make this, let me suggest mushrooms sautéed with shallots and sherry in butter? A good bun for this is a potato bun as it has a delicate flavor.

Turkey Burgers

Perfect Turkey Burgers–Every Time

Turkey Burgers, Perfect Every Time Summary: Turkey burgers don't have to be dry hockey pucks, they can be moist and flavorful
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Adrienne Boswell

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground turkey
  • 2 pinch Herbs de Provence
  • 1 teaspoon Dried chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Sherry
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Olive oil
  • 4 slices White Cheddar, sliced
  • 2 teaspoon White Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Combine turkey, herbs, onion and sherry. Mix lightly then form into patties. Set aside, covered for about 20 minutes, Heat a skillet and add the butter and olive oil. Add the patties and cook until browned on one side, then turn and brown on the other. Just before done, top with cheddar and cover pan. Continue to cook until the cheese has melted. Remove the burgers from the pan and add the Worcestershire sauce, and whisk thoroughly. Use as sauce for the burgers. Good with potato bread buns.

Notes

You could put this on the Weber, but you would need to put it in a pan, an iron skillet would be just the ticket!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Turkey Burgers–Every Time
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 1014mg44%
Potassium 369mg11%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Perfect Turkey Burgers–Every Time

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As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

One Response to Perfect Turkey Burgers–Every Time

  1. sc lising says:

    I cant believe i was so “chicken” to cook “turkey”..this was a total hit

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