We had the Sister Missionaries over for supper one night last week. I cooked turkey burgers for them and they were just thrilled. These are the simplest and juiciest turkey burgers ever! Why are they so juicy? Because of the secret ingredient . . . and to find out what it is read on . . .
The burger mix itself is quite simple . . . just ground white lean turkey breast meat and a mix of herbs and spices . . . which could have a tendancy to be dry all on their own. The magic happens with the addition of an egg and some cream, but that's not all . . .
I like to tuck a tiny pat of butter in the middle of the burger mixture and then cover it over so it is enclosed . . . that way when you bite into them, you get a nice little splosh of juicy butteriness . . . kind of like a turkey burger kiev I suppose, except it's not garlic butter, just ordinary butter . . .
But having said that I am thinking a tiny pat of garlic butter would be very moreish and delicious and I am wondering why I never thought of that before. That would be so good. I guess I will have to try it next time!
In the meantime do enjoy these burgers with all of your favourite toppings/garnishes. I like thinly sliced purple onions, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato and sometimes I make up a mix of cranberry catsup, which is also a tasty addition. (Equal parts of cranberry sauce and tomato ketchup. Don't wrinkle your nose . . . it's very good!) A slice of strong cheddar gets melted over the top of the burgers.
*Simple Turkey Burgers*Makes 6