Darn Good Turkey Burgers
If you like, add ½ cup ricotta cheese to the turkey mixture, which adds body and richness to lean ground turkey. Serve with your favorite toppings. Some of our favorite combos: Sauteed mushrooms, onions, and extra-sharp cheddar; guacamole, salted tomatoes slices, and pepperjack cheese; blue cheese and bacon; thin-sliced red onion (sprinkled with a little rice wine vinegar and salt; let stand while burgers cook) cumbled feta, and a pinch of oregano.
Serves: 4
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1½ pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespooon vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 good quality sandwich rolls, warmed in the oven
  1. Mix salt, ground black pepper, Worcestershire, and Dijon in a medium bowl. Add ground turkey; lightly mix to combine. Form meat into 4 portions. Working one at a time, lightly toss each portion of meat from hand to hand to form a ball. With fingertips lightly flatten ball into a 1-inch thick patty.
  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottom skillet over strong medium heat until well-heated, about 5 minutes. Add burgers; cook until bottom side of each burger has developed a rich brown crust, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn burgers over; continue to cook until other side of each burger starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Reduce heat to low and use a wooden spoon to prop lid on skillet so that steam can escape around the edges. Continue to cook, turning once more to ensure even browning, until meat thermometer inserted from the side into burger center registers 160 degrees, 8 to 10 minutes longer. Remove from pan, set on buns, and top as desired.
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at https://threemanycooks.com/recipes/meaty-mains/darn-good-turkey-burgers/