Up until this m
eal I had never quite mastered the turkey burger until, DING! I thought to myself, 'why don't you try using mayo?'
*Insert singing chorus and a bath of sunshine*
During my pre-mayo turkey burger days I tried using oil, eggs, really anything I could think of to make the patties stick together. Even so, every time was a disaster that would fall apart or stick to the grill. Either that or they were dry and I felt like my cat trying to cough up a hair ball as it would get stuck in my throat on the way down. I was not a happy lady and I didn't look classy while eating them either. The trick, my friends, is mayo. Even if you don't particularly like mayo (WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!?!) you won't notice that it's in there. The other trick is to char the patties enough on the first side before you flip them. That way the whole turkey burger grilling process is easy peasy and everyone's happy and you look super cool, which is super important, of course.
I also made a lemon & dijon yogurt sauce to go on these burgers and topped them with a little spinach and onion, but all of that is optional. You can dress them however you choose.
Here we go.
Ingredients: Serves 4-6 People
Hamburger buns (I use Udi's gluten-free buns)
1 lb. ground turkey
2 tbsp mayo (I like the real stuff)
1 tbsp dijon mustard
4 green onions, chopped
Roughly 1.5 tbsp corn flake crumbs or breadcrumbs (GF)
2 cloves pressed garlic (when do I not use garlic?! My husband doesn't have a sense of smell so I can get away with it!)
1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
Lemon-Dijon sauce (optional):
About a cup plain Greek yogurt
About 1 tbsp dijon mustard
Splash of lemon juice
Garnish: Whatever veggie or cheese you want – I used baby spinach, red onion and the lemon-dijon sauce above
- Chop up green onions and parsley
- Fold all turkey patty ingredients into turkey meat until everything is well blended
- Heat up the grill on high
- Form meat into patties
- Throw them on the grill and let them char and cook about 1/2 way through on first side before flipping
- Add cheese if you'd like on the second side and serve on buns with your choice of garnishes
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