Sunday, March 31, 2013

Best Turkey Burgers Ever

Hello all.
Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, I've been feeling a little under the weather. Apparently flu season has come 2 months late this year, since it seems like everyone is dropping like flies these days. I'm currently ingesting about 5 pots of tea a day and gratuitous amounts of chocolate ice cream while I ride this strange bug out.
Of course, while you're sick, it's important to eat healthy despite any unhealthy cravings. And I happened upon this amazing turkey burger recipe just in time.
See, the other week, I popped into Urban Outfitters and saw this book called The Burger: An Action-Packed Tasty Adventure, a comic book-style recipe book with over a hundred burger recipes. If you can patty it, they have a recipe for it.
I tried some of their basic recipes first and I'm in LOVE with their turkey burger. A sweet and tangy combination, it's super simple to whip up and packs a ton more flavor than just plain turkey meat. Plus the sugar from the apple chunks give the burger a perfect charred look and flavor.

Plus it looks beautiful, especially when paired with some Rosemary Olive Oil Ovenfries. A complete burger and fries meal without the typical fat and oil.

To make 4 delectable patties, grab these ingredients:

12 oz ground turkey meat
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 apple (like McIntosh) peeled, cored, finely chopped
grated rind and juice of 1 small lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt & pepper

Start by heating up your grill pan, frying pan, or George Foreman (my weapon of choice).

Using your hands, gently mix your turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, apple, lemon rind, juice, parsley, salt, and pepper into a large bowl. Divide the mixture up into four balls and gently shape them into patties

Drizzle a little bit of oil onto whatever surface you're going to cook on (turkey burgers tend to stick). Cook for 4-5 minutes on each size (8-10 minutes total on a George Foreman) or until the juices run clear. Trust me, the last thing you want to do is eat an undercooked turkey burger.

Top your grill-marked burgers with some spicy mustard, ketchup, and whatever veggies you feel like. Eat the whole thing and feel no regrets.

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  1. I love turkey burgers so much more than beef burgers - and these look delicious! I'm definitely saving this recipe to try! (Hope you're feeling a little better, by the way!)

    1. Thanks! And yes it's seriously so easy - the sugars in the apple caramelize to make a sweet juicy coating. I'm in love!