I grew up eating turkey burgers. In fact, I honestly can’t remember ever having a burger cooked at home that wasn’t a turkey burger–it was just what we had. And now, it’s a habit that I can’t, and don’t want to, kick. So yesterday afternoon, we made my absolute favorite turkey burgers. What makes these turkey burgers so great? One word: cheese. The recipe was inspired by Martha Stewart Great Food Fast cookbook, and I can honestly say I’ve never had a better turkey burger. The cheese adds a ridiculous amount of flavor and moistness to the turkey meat. Though the recipe calls for gruyere (side note: I’ve been to the gruyere factory in Switzerland!), we used havarti as a cheaper substitute.
We also made a zucchini, squash, and corn salad as a side to use some of our CSA veggies. Yum!
Here’s the recipe:
1 1/2 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup havarti cheese, packed
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup yellow mustard
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
For toppings (what we used, substitute as you desire):
Spring Mix Lettuce
Heat a frying pan or griddle on high. In a medium bowl, combine turkey with cheese, green onion, breadcrumbs, mustard, and garlic. Divide the mixture evenly into four 1 inch thick patties.
Heat vegetable oil or olive oil on grill. Sear patties for 1-2 minutes per side on hottest part of griddle then move to cooler side for 5-10 minutes per side, until cooked through.
Toast hamburger buns, add condiments and toppings, add turkey burger, and enjoy!