Two years ago, I stumbled across a turkey burger recipe and used it several times. Oregano, Feta and sundried tomatoes were the delicious stars of those patties. Yesterday, I wanted to make turkey burgers, but I wanted something new, something untried by my tastebuds. And there's the mystery folks: how can someone who is perfectly happy with the same breakfast/lunch everyday, never be satisfied with sticking to tried and favorited dinner recipes?
The only changes I made were...
- to substitute onion for the scallions,
- put all the ingredients (but the ground turkey) in the food processor prior to the final blending
- and made wee sliders instead of big burgers.
Here's my new favorite of the moment, thanks to Martha Stewart:
Martha Stewart's Favorite Turkey Burgers
PREP 10 MINS
TOTAL TIME 35 MINS
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey (93 percent lean)
1/2 cup finely grated Gruyere cheese
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
Heat grill to high. In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine ground turkey with Gruyere, scallions, breadcrumbs, mustard, and garlic; season generously with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.
Lightly oil grill. Place patties on hottest part of grill; sear until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move patties to cooler part of grill; continue grilling until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes per side.