Grilled Turkey Burgers
If you are looking for a healthier option for classic burgers on the grill, these turkey burgers are just the ticket. They're loaded with flavor, keep fat and cholesterol in check, are juicy and flavorful and are anything but blah.
Lean meats, like turkey breast, are prone to dry out; the low fat content makes them attractive for a bunch of reasons, but fat delivers moisture and flavor. Some recipes add oil to the meat to compensate and prevent drying, but a little milk in the burger mix also does the trick, and often with less fatty results. Most importantly, don't overcook the burgers! They should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160° to 165°F degrees and allowed to rest once they reach that temperature on the grill. If you cook them any longer than necessary they'll dry out. Also, invest in a good quality meat thermometer. It's worth it.
Let your grill warm up to a medium-high heat. After about 10 minutes of preheating, brush the grill grates with a light coating of olive oil and place the turkey burgers on the grill. Cook for about 6 minutes per side, until all the pink is gone. Remove from heat and set them to rest under a tent of tin foil, then get them on a bun with your favorite toppings.
Remember turkey doesn't have to be just for Thanksgiving - fire up the grill and serve up a great tasting, healthy and juicy turkey burger!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Chop House Burger Seasoning
- 4 Hamburger buns
- Burger fixings - Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, mustard, jalapenos
- Preheat grill to medium-high. Oil if necessary.
- Place turkey in medium bowl and combine with bread crumbs, egg, milk, and Chop House Burger Seasoning.
- Divide meat into 4 uniform patties.
- Place burgers on grill and cook for about 6 minutes per side.
- Remove burger from grill, and place buns on grill and toast.
- Assemble burgers and serve!