Shane, having lived in Germany, has acquired a taste for all things encased in pig intestine; he wanted to grill bratwurst. While I’m up for the occasional sausage product, meat-stuffed-entrails tends to squick me out.
I went for turkey burgers. And God, I’m glad I did.
The recipe comes from The Martha. The burgers are moist and flavorful, with bursts of green onion and the lovely but subtle backdrop of dijon mustard — really delicious. Kian wanted to know if we could have them again the next night. And the night after that. And the night after that. It’s not easy to find recipes that appeal to both adult and kid palates, so this one’s a keeper.
If you’re barbecuing this weekend and looking for an alternative to beef, give this burger a try. Be sure to use the less-lean ground turkey (92-or 93-percent) keep things juicy.
Favorite Turkey Burger
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup finely grated Gruyère cheese
4 thinly sliced scallions
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 minced garlic clove
Salt and pepper
Heat grill to high. In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine ground turkey with Gruyère, scallions, breadcrumbs, mustard, and garlic; season generously with salt and pepper. Gently form mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.
Lightly oil grill. Place patties on hottest part of grill; sear until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move patties to cooler part of grill; continue grilling until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes per side. Serves 4.