Sunday, June 12, 2011
Give Turkey (Burgers) a Chance
Green Onion Jalapeno Turkey Burgers
1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1 green onion, white and green parts, sliced very thin
1 jalapeno, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper
4 slices pepper jack cheese
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
Combine turkey, onion, jalapeno, garlic, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Using your hands, thoroughly mix all ingredients, then shape into 4 patties. Place patties on a plate, cover, and place in fridge for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the grill (this is Bill's job). Grill patties over direct heat for 12 to 14 minutes, flipping once or twice. Place buns cut side down on grill and grill until toasted, about 1 minute. Top each patty with a slice of cheese and grill until cheese melts. Sandwich each patty between a bun and enjoy!
I have to be honest. I used to be kind of grossed out by the thought of turkey burgers. I couldn't figure out why you'd want to eat a dry, boring turkey burger when you could have a perfectly juicy, delicious beef burger. But it turns out that turkey burgers can be delicious, too! I'm not sure what it is exactly, but these burgers turn out just right every time. They're moist and perfectly seasoned ... Bill can wolf down two in a sitting, and that's nuts considering he was less then willing to try them when I found the recipe. So if you never have, maybe you should give turkey a chance :)