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Jan 29, 2003 10:30 PM

what do you put in your turkey burgers?

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The other night I put in egg, bread crumbs, BBQ sauce, and cumin and they came out really nice in the broiler.

What other combinations of spices and sauces do you put in yours?

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  1. This is loosely based on one of the America's Test Kitchen burger recipes- I tried it with turkey and it was excellent. Use 1/4 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper per 6 oz of turkey (preferably not all white meat), and add the following:

    chopped green onion
    grated sharp cheddar cheese
    minced garlic
    dijon mustard

    I don't find any binders such as bread or egg are necessary as long as the burger is cooked and flipped carefully (I think a frying pan is best for turkey burgers).

    Brown well on one side, top with more melted sharp cheddar after flipping it and cover when cooking on the second side to make sure the cheese melts. Serve on a bun with crisp bacon and well carmelized onions.

    Yes, it sort of defeats the healthy nature of a turkey burger, but who's counting. I find adding some cheese to both the burger and to the top really results in an intense taste contrast.

    1. Chopped onion, Chopped Cilantro, Bells Seasoning, sometimes White Worchesteshire (sp), sometimes cheese.

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        Caitlin McGrath

        You might be interested in this long thread from last September.


        1. If one adds egg and bread crumbs, doesn't it make it more of a meatloaf or meatball, rather than a burger? ;)

          I just mix the ground turkey with a little Peter Luger's sauce, add some ground pepper and then broil.

          1. I'm hooked on curried turkey burgers with a yogurt chutney sauce. The burgers themselves contain applesauce, mint, curry powder, green onions and mustard seeds. The recipe is linked below.