On tonight’s menu is turkey burgers. Now, don’t be afraid of turkey burgers. Don’t expect a dry, tasteless burger that leaves you craving 5 Guys. In the first couple months of dating my boyfriend, I suggested we have turkey burgers for dinner. Boyfriend likes to eat, and he likes to eat a lot. I could tell on his face he was thinking, you’re seriously going to feed me turkey burgers? I told him to just trust me, they were really good I swore. The first night I made them I think he ate 3. These little burgers are so tasty, so healthy and really do feel like you’re having a big juicy cheeseburger. I like to make my turkey burgers slider size, simply because they are easier and quicker to cook. You can definitely make these normal size as well. I also like to have my turkey burgers in lettuce wraps. You can buy “living lettuce” in the grocery store and it tears off into perfect holders for your turkey burgers. If you’re wanting a little more “burger” feel, I highly recommend using Hawaiian Rolls. The sweetness of this bread goes great with the turkey. Tonight I’m just making some easy sweet potato fries to go with my burgers.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1/2 cup chunky salsa
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Balsamic vinegar
- Ketchup/ mayo
Sweet potato fries:
- 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Peel your sweet potatoes with a knife or vegetable peeler. Take a sharp knife and slice as thin as possible, think the size of a chip. Spread out a single layer of potatoes on the cookies sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake for about 30 min, I usually flip them over half way through. If you like them extra crispy, you can set the oven on broil for the last couple of minutes.
Next you’ll want to mix the turkey. In a large bowl add all ingredients for the burgers and mix until just combined. Do not over mix or you’ll have tough burgers. Pat out your burgers to desired size.
Now I like to let the patties rest for a minute while I chop up onions for the topping. I start with a little butter in a skillet and add the chopped onion. I like to keep them in rings. Cook on medium/ high until they start to soften. Then add your balsamic vinegar. Turn heat to medium/low and let these cook down. They will become so sweet and delicious.
Finally heat a large skillet on high with a little bit of olive oil. When your skillet is hot add your burgers. When I do the slider size, they take about 6 minutes on each side. When they are almost finished, add cheese if desired. I like mozzarella for these.