Here is what you need:
1-1.25 pounds of Ground Turkey
1/4 cup of onion - chopped and sautéed
2 gloves of garlic - minced and sautéed
1/3 cup fresh Italian Parsley - chopped
2 tbsp of Olive Oil - divided
1/2 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tbsp of Steak Seasoning ( I use McCormicks Steak Seasoning)
1 tsp of salt- divided
1/4 tsp of pepper
What you will do:
Mix all the ingrediants together and form into 4 patties. Grill or pan fry 8-10 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Top with whatever toppings you like and serve.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
The first thing you want to do is chop your onions and garlic. Add them to a pan with 1 tbsp of oil and sauté for about 5 minutes over medium low heat, until they are soft and and translucent. We do this to make sure they are cooked when going into the ground turkey mixture. The onions add a lot of moisture to the turkey burgers and the garlic adds a ton of flavor.
While the onions and garlic are cooking, chop the parsley and put the ground turkey in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining 1 tbsp of oil to the turkey, 1/2 tbsp each of Worcestershire Sauce and steak seasoning, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1/4 tsp of pepper and 1/3 cup parsley. Add the onions and garlic when they are ready.
That is 4 even patties!
Form into patties using a burger press or your hands. Ground turkey can be a little looser than ground beef so don't be afraid to really work it into a patty. Once they are formed, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tsp of salt on the top and bottom of each patty to create a little crust and add a bit more flavor.
Either grill or pan fry them 8-10 minutes per side. If you do pan fry, add a little olive oil to the pan first so they don't stick.
Be gentle when turning so they do not fall apart.
While the burgers are cooking, you can get your toppings ready. We usually use big pieces of Romaine lettuce as a bun, but they are wonderful on a real bun too. Our favorite toppings are bacon, guacamole, tomato, caramelized onions and pickles. But use what you like and have on hand.
This is basically a full meal right here.
Once your burgers are ready, the assembly can begin. If you go bun-less, remember that lettuce burgers are typically more messy, but so worth it! Don't be afraid to use a fork too.
Has anything ever looked better?