Summer has officially started in our house. We’ve hit the pool, Six Flags, played board game after board game and spent some time chilling out with friends this week. We’re doing what we do best in the summer, and that is relaxing and taking a break from all the running around we do during the school year. It’s so nice to be able to wake up and go with the flow rather than having your day all planned out for you.
My friend Andrea sent me her family’s favorite turkey burger recipe a while back after I posted my turkey burgers. She said it was a family favorite and that I should give it a try. Well, we tried these last weekend and they were a HUGE success. These turkey burgers rock and they’re one of the kids’ favorite dishes now (ranked in the top 5). My kids loved them so much that they asked for them again last night. I happily obliged, as I loved these burgers as well. They are packed with so much flavor from the Gruyere cheese, mustard, scallions and garlic. I also love that the cheese is in the burger! These burgers are now a family favorite in my house as well as Andrea’s, so I am positive that they will be one in yours.
favorite turkey burgers:
- 1 pound ground turkey (dark meat)
- 1/2 cup finely grated Gruyere cheese
- 4 scallions, thinly sliced
- 3 hefty tablespoons dried breadcrumbs – I used Ian’s panko breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- coarse salt and ground pepper
Note: If you find that your patties are not holding together, then add a bit more breadcrumbs till they do.
Tip: use your thumb to create a dimple or well in the center of the patty, as this will ensure the burgers cook evenly without plumping up. Start cooking the burgers indentation side up.
You can either grill up the burgers 5 to 7 minutes per side or cook them up in a skillet. If you’re going to cook them up in a skillet, then heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties until cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes per side.