We love these turkey burgers. I can't believe I haven't gotten around to making them yet this summer!
Ground turkey (or chicken) is one of those things that needs a lot love. You can't just patty it up and throw it on the grill. For any ground meat, but especially the lean stuff, I always add some fat, some veg, some spices and then throw in some bread crumbs and an egg, for good measure. And well, for binding it all up.
I would marry coriander if I could. And cilantro. I think I already told you this. But, that plant is my food husband.
So...I forget where I was going with that. I think I was just trying to tell you that these patties are graced by the presence of the plant in both forms. With some celery and green onion, this makes for a very light and refreshing burger. We almost always eat it topped with lettuce and pico de gallo, but this time I made a little avocado sauce. It was one avocado, mashed up and I added the juice of one lemon, about 1-2 tbsp of sour cream, 1 tbsp of mayo, chopped cilantro and salt and pepper. I thought it went well with the burger.
1 lb ground turkey
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1-2 celery stalks, finely minced
2 green onions, finely minced
1 small handful of cilantro, chopped
2 tsp of coriander
1-2 tbsp of olive oil
salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients just until combined. Don’t overmix.
Divide into four portions and form four patties. Grill over medium high heat, about 5 minutes on each side, until fully cooked through.
Serve on bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion and sauce of choice. They are also great with pico de gallo.
(Servings: 4, Prep time: 10 min., Cook time: 10 min., Difficulty: Easy)