September 22nd, 2010
I love burgers. Hamburgers. The kind made with beef. Yes, beef.
Of course I get grossed out by food safety scares.
(I now ONLY buy meat from a butcher who can tell me where it came from. I feel safer, healthier and we eat less meat because it’s a huge pain in the ass. Consider this if you can, at the very least for ground meat.)
And, especially in the summer, I get sick of plain old burgers.
(That’s how these Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Sauce came to be.)
But, all that aside, turkey burgers have never been my thing. Until I tried turkey burgers made by eensiesmama. (That woman can cook!)
When I asked how she made her turkey burgers so good, she quickly rattled off (most of?) the ingredients. She played it close to her chest, but graciously shared enough to help me master my own turkey burger. She’s a teacher, after all. Apparently a damn good one, because these came out delicious!
These burgers make a great quick weeknight meal or a fun weekend “burger-join-at-home” dinner. I serve them with oven baked sweet potato fries and my favorite broccoli slaw. They are also a great finger food and pack well for lunch the next day.
Herbed Turkey Burgers
(can be shared with kids 8+ mos)
1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
1/2 onion, grated
1 1/2 Tbsp parsley
1 1/2 Tbsp cilantro
1 1/2 Tbsp chives
1. Combine ground turkey and all other ingredients. Form patties and grill, broil or fry in a lightly oiled pan until cooked through. Serve plain or on buns—they are great either way.
*Note: You can feed this to any baby already eating meat, even if younger than 8 months. Just be sure to puree or cut into age-appropriate bite sizes. These make a great finger food for babies already in that stage, too.