Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Grill Time: Turkey Burgers
This is one of my all-time favorite recipes for turkey burgers because it mixes the cheese and the mustard right into the burger. And, it is a healthy, light, delicious substitute, especially during the hot summer months, for the traditional beef burger.
This is another recipe from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food: Great Food Fast cookbook.
Favorite Turkey Burgers
1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey
1/2 c. finely grated Gruyere cheese
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 c. dried Italian bread crumbs
1/4 c. Dijon mustard (I prefer to use grainy so that you can see the mustard in the burgers)
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper
In a bowl, gently combine the turkey with the Gruyere, scallions, bread crumbs, mustard, and garlic. I like to use my hands, but if that grosses you out, you can always use a fork. Just be careful not to over mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Form the mixture into a flat ball at the bottom of the bowl, and it divide evenly into four sections. Each section should yield about a 1-inch thick pattie.
Heat the grill to medium high and spray lightly with cooking oil. Place the patties on the hottest part of the grill until browned, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move the patties to a cooler part of the grill until cooked all the way through. This usually takes about 8 to 10 minutes per side on my grill, but I use a stove top grill, so you may have to adjust accordingly.
Toast up some hamburgers buns on the grill (or in the toaster if you're less ambitious). Place the burgers on the buns, serve with your choice of accompaniments--tomatoes, red onions, sliced avocado, lettuce, pickles, mustard, ketchup, etc.), and you're ready to chow down.