Saturday, June 29, 2013

Perfect Turkey Burgers

...And they are!!!  My kids avoid mushrooms and onions whenever possible, but I minced them really finely in the my food processor, and they didn't even noticed them; however, I did.  They added so much yummy flavor and moisture.  I have tried a couple turkey burger recipes and my hubby and I thought this simple, but tasty recipe was a winner!  Happy grilling!  It has been too hot here to do anything else! :)

Perfect Turkey Burgers (Food Network)
1 large portobello mushroom cap (I used a small can, drained.)

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped shallot (I just used an onion)
3 tablespoons lightly packed fresh parsley
1 1/4 pounds 85% to 93% lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
8 thin slices manchego or white cheddar cheese
4 English muffins, split
Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and sliced avocado, for topping

Use a spoon to scrape out the gills from the underside of the mushroom cap. Cut the cap into 1-inch pieces and transfer to a food processor. Add the shallot and parsley and pulse until chopped.

Transfer the mushroom mixture to a large bowl. Add the turkey, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; gently mix with your hands until just combined. Divide into 4 balls, then lightly press into 4-inch-wide, 1-inch-thick patties. Put on a large plate, cover and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Preheat a grill to medium. Brush the grates with olive oil. Grill the patties, undisturbed, until marked on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Give the patties a quarter turn and cook until marked again, 4 to 5 more minutes. Flip the patties and grill until cooked through, 6 to 7 more minutes; top each with 2 slices cheese during the last 3 minutes of cooking and cover with a disposable aluminum pan to melt.

Toast the English muffins on the grill, then spread with mustard and mayonnaise. Serve the patties on the English muffins; top with avocado.

Per Serving (does not include toppings): Calories: 500 ;Total Fat: 26 grams; Saturated Fat: 11 grams; Protein: 40 grams; Total carbohydrates: 28 grams; Sugar: 1 gram; Fiber: 2 grams; Cholesterol: 100 milligrams; Sodium: 741 milligrams
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1 comment:

Momma Kaye said...

I actually like turkey burger, so this is a great way to spice it up. I'm going to try this!