Sunday, July 4, 2010

Turkey Burgers with Parsley and Fontina. Happy 4th!

Turkey breast is probably one of the healthiest meats available, with about 1 gram of fat per serving (33 grams.) Compared to regular hamburger meat which has about 7 grams of fat per serving and you see why I prefer to use turkey meat more often. Due to its lack of fat, turkey understandably dries out quickly during cooking. But I think the key to getting around this, especially for turkey burgers, is to use very high heat and to cook the patties for not more than four minutes on either side. I have also added chicken broth concentrate and fontina cheese to this recipe for extra moisture and "gooey-ness."

Happy 4th of July!

Turkey Burgers with Parsley and Fontina Cheese
Makes about eight 1" thick x 3 1/2 "diameter patties

1 lb ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup minced onion
2 large garlic cloves, grated or minced finely
2 tbsp yellow mustard
1/2 to 3/4 cup grated fontina cheese
3 tbsp chicken broth concentrate
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt

1. Combine all of the ingredients together. Mix well to fully incorporate - you might have to use your fingers for this.
2. Shape meat into patties about one inch thick and three and a half inch in diameter. Heat skillet over medium high heat and grease well with vegetable oil. Cook each patty for four minutes on one side and three to four minutes on the other side, until the center is no longer pick. Serve on whole wheat buns with lettuce and avocado.


Cristina - Teenie Cakes said...

I'd like to try these turkey burgers as a more healthy alternative. So it's the broth that helps keep it moist? Sounds great with fontina.

Natasha said...

The broth definitely adds some moisture. I hope you get to try these.

Kristen said...

I love how colorful these burgers are with the parsley added. They sound really flavorful. I can almost smell them cooking!

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Turkey burgers are amazingly good! And the Fontina cheese looks like a great addition to this burger recipe.

Bon appetit!

Magic of Spice said...

I love it "You might have to use your fingers for this"...Great burgers, love the ingredients:)

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

Here aren’t common Turkey burgers (most of beef) but I bet that these ones with fontina (love it) are spectacular!



Natasha said...

Wouldn't it be great if someone developed an app that allowed for smelling and tasting on the internet? That would be the day!

The fontina is a real good addition, especially when little bits of it get grilled on the surface of the burger! It's like a grilled cheese-turkey burger sandwich!

Magic of Spice,
Sometimes it's necessary to get down and dirty in the kitchen! Haha! Glad you liked!

Yup, the fontina adds a little extra to these.


Nithu said...

Burger looks wonderful. Nice click.

Tristan said...

Another one for the tentative post-exercise meal plan. Thinking that it would go nicely with a wrap if I choose to pass on the bread.

I've only had bland turkey before. Never knew how to flavour it - this is pretty creative.

Carol Egbert said...

I love the taste of parsley, I bet these burgers are terrific. Thanks for a great post

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