We have been eating a whole lot of ground turkey lately (organic of course), in lieu of ground beef. I still think beef makes a better burger but this recipe should kick your turkey buns up a notch!
Chopped up pepperoni slices, some pesto mayo, provolone and yumbo!
I like to cook my turkey burgers in a cast iron or nonstick pan instead of the grill, they are much juicer. But if you choose to use the BBQ, for heavens sake don’t press the burger patty down with your spatula …jeeze that just makes me nuts when I see people doing that! All the juices go right to the bottom of the BBQ and you are left with a turkey burger carcass.
Another trick for a juicier turkey burger is to avoid cutting into the burger with a knife when checking for doneness, this releases all the juices…..press down on the patty with your finger, if it is firm in the center, it is done. (Should feel like pressing on the ball of your hand…if you have really fat hands then I would pass on this technique and buy a good thermometer).
Chopped pepperoni mixed right into the ground turkey to make this lean burger go boom!
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup light mayonaise
- 2 tablespoons Pesto
- 4 slices provolone
- 4 hamburger buns