My DH says I am a good cook but no matter how hard I try I cannot make a good burger. I have and need to turkey cook it. Any good ideas?
Start with a pound of ground beef. I'm not fond of ground chicken or turkey. I tried cooking with it years ago and decided to just go with leaner beef. However, my son made a meatloaf half ground lean beef and half ground turkey that was fairly decent.
(Ground poultry is dry to me AND anything leftover tastes like --leftovers.)
I can't believe no one's helped you yet! Back to the top for you. I did a quick search and found a "good eats" recipe:
http://www.seriouseats.com/rec...-burgers-recipe.htmlThis message has been edited. Last edited by: KeepYouInStitches,
I love turkey burgers. I usually make 8 burgers at a time and freeze some.
2 lbs of ground turkey
1 box of turkey stovetop dressing
1/2 onion chopped
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup milk
2 tsp of dry mustard
Combine milk and eggs.Add stuffing mix, mustard,onion and garlic. Mix well. Add turkey. Mix gently in. Refridgerate for an hour and then make into 8 patties. Make sure you oil your grill extremely well since there is so little fat in the burger.
This is also good as meatballs.
Roll into balls and bake for 20 minutes at 375
Cranberry sauce dressing
16 oz jellied cranberry sauce
1/4 c apple juice
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp worchestershire sauce
Mix all together and pour over meatballs and cook in slow cooker for 4-5 hours on low.
LOL - I read the title and thought - hmm, here is the definition of oxymoron. (No offence intended towards those who enjoy ground turkey and thinks beef is awful).
Sherry, Thank you - as you know I'm the turkey hater on the boards. Just thinking about ground turkey - yuck. I know many people like it - good for them. I agree about chicken. After the first time through it is just leftover chicken; and we have leftover almost everything at our house.
Valetta - the Cranberry BBQ sauce sounds good. I think I will make it and serve it with meatballs.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Charming,
Your post got me to thinking and I looked at the Food Network site. There are a number of plain turkey burger recipes with fancy toppings. This one from Guy Fieri looked interesting. I think the way he handled the burger probably adds more moisture to the ground turkey. The recipe is for a turkey burger melt on rye bread, can easily be changed for buns.
Turkey Burger Patty Melts
Recipe courtesy Guy Fieri
.Prep Time:15 minInactive Prep Time:30 minCook Time:40 minLevel:
1 pound ground turkey
1 cups Panko bread crumbs
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon sage
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper, freshly cracked
1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup butter, unsalted
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 red onion, sliced
1 yellow onion, sliced
8 pieces rye bread
8 pieces Gruyere
In a large bowl, add the panko, milk, egg, sage, thyme and salt and pepper. Combine and let sit for a few minutes. Add in the turkey and combine well. Form into oblong patties (same size as the rye bread) Place on a parchment paper lined sheet pan and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes.
While burgers are resting, in a large saute pan, heat 1/4 cup of the butter and 1 Tablespoon canola oil. Add onions and saute 15 to 20 minutes or until nicely caramelized. Set aside, but keep warm.
In the same pan as the onions sauteed, add 3 tablespoons canola oil and the mushrooms and saute 6-8 minutes over medium high heat until softened. Set aside, but keep warm.
Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet to medium high heat, add 1 Tablespoon canola oil and spread evenly. Add in the turkey burgers and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat, cover and keep warm.
Butter the rye bread and add to the pan, place the gruyere on bread, then place the turkey burgers on the cheese, pile with onions and the other piece of rye, repeat for all four burgers. After 2 to 3 minutes, turn sandwich over carefully and brown on other side. Remove to cutting board and cut on the diagonal. Serve with mustard and hot cherry peppers.
I usually just buy the pre-made ones in the freezer section.
I make them all the time. Ground turkey, egg, oatmeal, lots of finely chopped onion, garlic, thyme, Tony Cachere's cajun seasoning, chopped red peppers. Mix well and cook in enough veggie oil to keep from sticking. (If you use seasonings that don't have salt in them, you'll need to add salt and pepper.)
I usually cook up the whole package of turkey this way and then put them in the frig in a bag. I'll take out one when I need it and reheat briefly in the microwave. They taste good to me.
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Charming... We know if we eat at each others' house what won't be served.
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