Monday, April 22, 2013

Homemade Turkey Burgers That Don't Suck

It's no secret that preparing food is nearly as bothersome for me as getting a tooth pulled (more on the tooth thing in a future post), but UGH our existence depends upon sustenance so I suppppoooooose I'll make some food every once in awhile. And I suppppppooooooose for David's sake, that food shouldn't always just be pasta and sauce. 

Typically I hate cooking meat or poultry. The idea of getting my fingers all up in some raw chicken or beef with all those nasty stringy ligament-looking things popping out to frighten me... well I just am not into it. Sometimes I'm able to put the gross thoughts on the proverbial backburner long enough to make a meat-based dinner. Here's how I make turkey burgers that don't suck at all.

homemade turkey burger recipe
Mince up some garlic - 2-3 cloves per pound of meat - and chop up as much onion as you like. In a bowl, hand mix these ingredients with a pound of lean ground turkey. Add salt 'n pepa and mix it up again. You can even add some chili powder if you want to. Next, form as many patties as you can with your mixture. The number will obviously depend upon how large you're making them. I made all sorts of sizes - look at me go:
turkey burgers at home
.  oh that little guy? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ^^ .
.  i wouldn't worry about that little guy  .
Make yourself some bacon as an additional burger topping, if that tickles your fancy. It tickled mine. Look at all the condiments I've prepped for the occasion:

condiments for turkey burger
.  and no, i don't mean the bourbon in the back  .
Heat up some olive oil in a pan on medium high. When the oil is hot enough, throw ya patties on! JK, place them gently.

Look at all the other delicious things I've got as toppings for my turkey burger:

avocado, tomatoes and romaine lettuce on a cutting board
.  avocado, tomatoes, romaine  .

turkey burger with lettuce and cheese

Things were relatively healthy till now, but then I added a little bit of cheddar cheese to the situation.

Cue the bacon.

And sour cream.

And French fries.

turkey burger with bacon, lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado, french fries, sour cream, jalapenos

And look at my tiny side burger:

turkey burger slider
.  mini side burger  .

turkey burger slider with sour cream, jalapeno and avocado
.  cheddar, avocado, jalapeno, sour cream, chili powder  .

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  1. Yum!! I don't eat regular burgers but haven't found a turkey burger recipe that isn't disappointing - these actually look REALLY delish!!!

    elle [wonderfelle world]

    1. Not even a little bit shabby, if I dew say sew myself!

  2. Well, it just so happens that I LOVE turkey burgers that don't suck. :) I just need to find a delicious gluten-free bun for this suckah and I'm good to go!


    Jules of Canines & Couture

  3. ummmm turkey burgers are my fav, and I will need to try this recipe!!

  4. We switched to ground turkey years ago and I have added alot of different seasonings when I make burgers. I think the ones the kids liked the most was the taco burgers. Thanks for sharing on Tuesdays With a Twist.


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