I recently had a turkey burger at Ruby Tuesdays and was surprised by how much I liked it. When I saw these turkey burgers pop up in my Google Reader I couldn't wait to try make them myself! The burgers had great flavor thanks the Dijon mustard, green onions and cheese. If you have never tried a turkey burger before this would be an awesome recipe to try! Please note that ground turkey is different than ground beef and doesn't hold together as well. The original directions indicate to pan fry and then bake them. Follow those steps or a George Foreman type indoor grill. I am not sure if they would hold up really well on the outdoor grill. I used my regular favorite hamburger toppings on my turkey burger but they are not pictured. Enjoy!
Turkey Burgers Source: What's Megan Making
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 Tbsp milk
1 pound ground turkey (Megan recommends 7 percent fat, I accidentally got 15% and had to drain the fat from the pan with my burgers...go for 7% :)
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions (2 green onions)
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil (omit if using a higher % fat ground turkey)
1. Preheat the oven to 395 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the bread crumbs and milk until all the milk has been absorbed.
3. Add the ground turkey, cheese, scallions and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Gently mix together by hand until combined, being careful not to over-handle the meat.
4. Divide and shape the mixture into 4 patties.
5. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil until a few droplets of water sizzle when carefully sprinkled in the skillet. Cook the turkey burgers until well-browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
6. Transfer the skillet to the oven and cook until the turkey burgers are cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, about 10 minutes.