I’ve mentioned before that I tend to cook without recipes – I’m a dash of this, pinch of that kinda girl. But I made turkey burgers the other night that turned out so yummy and moist I thought I’d make a stab at writing a recipe. Get it after the jump!
Really Good Turkey Burgers
1 lb. ground turkey (I used 85% lean)
1 small shallot (or 1/2 large one), minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. dijon mustard
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c. panade (find the recipe here)
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1) Saute the minced shallots in 1 tbsp. olive oil with a dash of salt and pepper, plus 1/2 tsp. each dried oregano and thyme, for 5 minutes or until shallots are translucent. Let cool slightly.
2) Add the cooked shallot mixture, 2 tsp. mustard, 2 dashes Worcestershire, 1/2 c. parmesan cheese, 1/2 c. panade, 2 tbsp. parsley, and 1 tsp. each of salt and pepper to the ground turkey. Mix with hands or two spoons until ingredients are just combined.
3) Form 4 large patties or 6 small patties. Add oil or nonstick cooking spray to a cast iron skillet and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
You can eat these on a bun or over a salad with avocado and tomato for lunch. Or with mashed potatoes and broccoli for dinner. I suspect you can also shape this into a loaf and bake with strips of bacon or sauce over the top to make a fantastic turkey meatloaf. In any case, happy cooking!