Monday, June 20, 2011

Turkey Burgers with a KICK

The last time I checked it was ok to eat a turkey burger. Has anything changed? I honestly can't keep up with what's good and what's bad in the world of food. It seems like something new is added to the "bad" list every day.

They flood us with foods that cause cancer, make us fat, clog our guts, corrode our arteries, and give us hives. It's all too much for me to keep up with. So I've stopped listening.

Certain people on Facebook are so full of gloom and doom I can't even look at their posts anymore. I don't want to know if my wine is going to cause my hair to curl. I don't care. I'll live with curly hair.

So here's a fantastic, and really easy, turkey burger recipe that the whole family will love. And the kick? Diced jalapenos. Oh, yeah. Now we're talking.

Okay, okay, you might not want to put the diced jalapeno's on the kids burgers, or grandmas. But then again, maybe you do.

You'll never grill a *naked* turkey burger ever again. Ever. 

Turkey Burgers 
adapted from Everyday Food

1 package of ground turkey (Jenny-O ground turkey is a 1.25lb package)
1/2 cup diced or shredded cheese (gruyere, or med. cheddar)
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper
Hamburger buns

Heat the grill to high.

1. In a medium bowl combine the turkey with the cheese, scallions, breadcrumbs, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.
2. Divide the mixture evenly into patties. I made 6 patties.
3. Lightly oil the grill. Turn down to med-high. Place the patties on the grill 4 minutes on each side. Let rest a minute before serving.
4. Toast the buns and serve with accompaniments.


I made these last week and froze the raw patties so we could take them on last weekend's camp out. The prepared burgers would be perfect for Friday night - all seasoned, formed and  ready to go. All Don would have to do is fire up his fancy new Coleman camper grill while I chilled with a glass of vino. I love plans like that.

Add the diced jalapeno's after you flip them. They add a nice KICK!
Accompaniments: cheese slices, tomato slices, onion slices, avocado, lettuce, pickle slices, ketchup, mustard, mayo and little itty bitty diced jalapeno for a little KICK!


  1. sounds awesome! Did you have fun camping?

  2. Yes, it was fun! I'm not sure I'm a camping lover yet. It's not very relaxing. But I'll definitely go again - especially now that we have all the STUFF.

  3. I just finished dinner and now I'm salivating at the thought of those delicious juicy turkey burgers...........I know what we are having tomorrow!

  4. Wow! We made the burgers last night and had our best friends Larry and Erma over for dinner. The burgers had so much flavor, and then you add the lettuce, tomatoes and avacado.......Erma even got the recipe. We also had sweet potato fries..
    Yum, yum, yum!


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