Hello everyone. The recipe I'm sharing today is one of my most used. Every time I go to Costco, I buy the bulk pack of ground turkey. We don’t eat very much red meat anymore, so I’ve created my own ground chicken and ground turkey burgers, chili, meatloaf and meatball recipes. This recipe for Turkeys Burgers makes a really great tasting burger, with simple ingredients, and it comes together so easily. It's perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, and for making in bulk and freezing.
For simple burgers, I just mix the bread crumbs with salt and pepper and whatever spices I’m using (usually a Cajun mix, sometimes Italian) in a bowl with the milk. I let that sit a few minutes, until the milk soak into the crumbs and they soften a bit.
Then add the turkey and mix together. Then I use a wet spatula to divide the mixture into four. I always have a small bowl of water nearby also, because I generously wet my hands before forming the burgers. I find ground turkey and ground chicken always stick to my hands. They seem a bit softer and with more moisture than ground beef. Water on my hands does the trick though.
Then I fry them in either a non-stick pan or my cast iron pan for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side. (Make sure they are fully cooked!) You can use a meat thermometer here if you want to.
I like this with some spinach on it and mayo and sriracha. Cheese and mustard are good too! Add a side salad and some sweet potato fries and you’ll have a really delicious and pretty healthy dinner!
Extra note: These burgers are 21 Day Fix compatible! I like to follow this plan every once in a while, I really enjoy it, but I like to be able to cook EVERYTHING. So then I quit. Then I start again... haha. Anyway, if you follow that plan, this counts as a red and a yellow if you have one patty on one bun (low calorie). You could probably save a yellow and use a lettuce wrap if you wanted! Just sharing, in case someone is interested.
Another extra note: My computer is still wonky and I've had the flu, that's why the lack of posts. 🙂
- 1 lb ground turkey
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 2-3 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning (optional or your favorite spices)
- Mix all but the turkey together in a bowl. Let sit 5 minutes while bread absorbs milk.
- Divide into 4 sections.
- With wet hands, shape into 4 patties.
- Fry in non-stick pan over medium-high for 5-7 mins per side, or until fully cooked through.
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