Monday, September 9, 2013

{Recipe} best turkey burger

You'll have to take my word for it until you try them. But I'm certain you'll agree, these are darn tasty turkey burgers. 


Yield: makes 8 large burgers

Approximately 38.4 oz 93/7 lean ground turkey
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium yellow onion, sliced or chopped
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp coarse salt
1 tsp coarse ground pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
2 large organic eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup cooked wild or brown rice

Saute onion and jalapenos in 1 tsp olive oil just until onions are turning translucent and softening. (If you don't want to dirty up a saute pan, it also works very well to microwave onion & jalapenos for about a minute or just until they are getting soft!)

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Shape into 8 burgers. 

Spray grill or large skillet with cooking spray. Grill or cook on stove-top until cooked through. 

These burgers are packed with filling protein and full of flavor. Nutrient-rich brown or wild rice is a healthier substitute for the usual lackluster bread crumbs. 

Each burger contains ~260 calories.

Pro Tips
It should go without saying--the Best Turkey Burger doesn't need a bun. ;-) So skip those worthless processed carbohydrates! Enjoy with a green salad, steamed broccoli or asparagus. You can also serve over cooked farro or quinoa if you prefer. Conveniently, Best Turkey Burgers taste even better as leftovers. ;)

Having a great grill-master is also key to a good burger ;)


  1. Replies
    1. Hey Leah!
      So glad John liked them, too. At least he had your buns. ;-D