I could eat double bacon cheeseburgers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days of the week and enjoy every. single. bite. (I know that I say this about a lot of food but I REALLY mean it when it comes to burgers.) So even though my heart and stomach say yes, I do, at some level, value my health. This is where delicious turkey burgers come in! Not only is turkey meat lean, but it is also a good source of protein. It also includes minerals and vitamins such as B6! Ground turkey on its own just isn't as flavorful as ground beef, so to spices things up (literally), I added sauteed onions and garlic and mixed in rosemary, parsley, and thyme to the meat. The plumped up combination is so incredibly flavorful and savory that I ALMOST don't miss the bacon/cheese part. They are especially good with a hearty swipe of dijon mustard. Enjoy!
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 large yellow onion (about 1 cup), chopped
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley, loosely packed
- Sauté the chopped onion and garlic in olive oil for 3 minutes over medium heat.
- Sauté until the garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat. Transfer the onions, garlic, and oil to a large bowl to cool down.
- Once the onions are cool to the touch, add the ground turkey, salt, pepper, and herbs into the bowl.
- Using your hands, gently mix everything until well combined. You want the herbs mixed in without overworking the meat (which would make the burgers tough).
- Form into patties and cook on the stovetop in a cast iron frying pan for 5-6 on each side.
- Serve with toasted buns (potato sesame are my favorite), and the accompaniments of your choice- I put dijon mustard, lettuce, and red onion on mine. :)