I have no idea why, but I have been craving turkey burgers. No, not a delicious, big, juicy beef burger – but turkey. Is that weird? As I’m sure you’ve noticed, I don’t eat a ton of meat. This is partially taste preference, but it is mostly because I don’t have a whole lot of experience with cooking meat (also, meat is expensive and I’m feeling poor lately). I’m one of those people who has to cut into everything to make sure it is actually cooked, but usually end up overcooking it because I’m afraid of undercooking it. I know, silly. Told ya I was inexperienced. I should probably buy a food thermometer.
While I would never mistake these for a beef burger, you gotta give them credit. Most turkey burgers end up being dry, chewy, and flavourless. These are different. I added in every ingredient I could think of (not kidding) to give them flavour and moisture. It worked. I enjoyed one of these for supper almost every day for a week (my life is super fun lately) and was actually totally satisfied and not even sick of them. And while they are obviously delicious with a bun and all the dressings, I mostly ate them plain (okay, I melted cheese all over them… shh).
Yes, I know I’m lame for calling these “terrific turkey burgers” and I don’t normally add on unnecessary adjectives, but honestly just “turkey burgers” sounded so boring so in this specific case I felt that it WAS necessary. Plus, they are pretty darn terrific. And you see those pretty carrots? They are the most perfect side dish, but they deserve their own post (trust me) so you’re going to have to hold out for them!
Terrific Turkey Burgers:
Makes 6 Burgers
Adapted from Allrecipes
1 1/2 lb Ground Turkey
1/4 cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
1/2 a Yellow Onion, finely diced
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 tsp Dried Parsley
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Worchestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp Soy Sauce
1 tsp Steak Seasoning
1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Using your hands will probably work the best (I know, not my favourite thing either).
2. Form into 6 patties.
3. Cook the patties in a skillet over medium heat, flipping as necessary, for about 20 minutes. Serve hot!