Friday, May 18, 2012

Savory Turkey Burgers with Bread Crumbs

This picture is from only the second time dining al fresco on our patio this year. Our weather flip flopped, and March was warmer than April, and May's weather  is typical of what we usually have in May. This evening was a perfect blue sky and a little breeze, not too hot, not too cold, and no bugs, yet, the kind that you want to "bottle up", and save for a January snowstorm.

This particular evening Scott made turkey burgers, but decided to add fresh bread crumbs to hold the burgers together better, and make them moister.  Adding the bread crumbs in addition to the herbs was a perfect idea, because the turkey burgers were so moist, not the least bit dry, and so flavorful. He added minced garlic, fresh basil, and  Herbs de Provence to the fresh bread crumbs. You can make fresh bread crumbs with your food processor, just use the pre-made type, if you are in a hurry.  We never use ground beef to make the burgers anymore.  Believe me, it's has taken quite a while for Scott to reach this point, saying that now Turkey Burgers are his favorite.  Because we are always watching the carbs, we don't use hamburger buns, either.  However, if you don't have to worry about carbs, go ahead and add your favorite toppings and a bun to the burger. As you can see Scott has to have theose perfect grill marks.  He sets the timer to turn the burgers quarter turns to achieve those perfect grill marks. Enjoy!

Savory Turkey Burgers with Bread Crumbs
 1 lb ground turkey  we used 93/7
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs or you can use store bought type
1 Tbsp fresh minced garlic
1Tbsp fresh Basil, chopped
1tsp Herbs de Provence

Mix all of the above ingredients well, forming four patties.
Grill over medium heat, until inside temp reaches 165 degrees F.

I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#18
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  1. Why have I never thought about grilling turkey burgers?!? I bet that adds a whole new level to the flavor. But... I have a question... what is Herbs de Provence?

    Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck. I pinned this.

    1. Penny,

      Thanks for pinning the recipe. Try these turkey burgers. They are wonderful
      Herbs de Provence is a mixture of herbs: marjoram; Thyme, Basil, Fennel, Sage, and Lavender. It is used in cooking. It is mostly used in beef, poultry, and pork dishes. It adds an earthy flavor. I got mine at Super Target

    2. I love a good turkey burger. We watch our carbs here too, so I like mine over some veggies! Those grill marks are for sure perfect!

  2. Beth,
    I really think that he is OCD with those grill marks:) but these turkey burgers are so good.

  3. Our family in Chicago has been telling us how nice the weather has been...we're 90 today, so getting hot in Texas!! Most of the time, I prefer a turkey burger. Sometimes, I want beef...but we like the lighter taste!

    1. Wendy,
      Our weather has been getting warmer, and yesterday it was 90 here!
      Are you coming to Chicago this summer? We only eat tyekey burgers, no beef, so have the turkey bugers often.

  4. Who's the tree hater who set this up to print 7 pages for a recipe that covers less than 1/4 page


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