Turkey Burgers

img_6559I’m a big fan of ground turkey. I make all sorts of meals from it: tacos, meatloaf, stuffed peppers, etc. One of the best (and easiest) recipes is for turkey burgers. You can stick to the traditional ketchup and/or mustard (EW!) or top them with other choices. I included two different options that I love doing depending on my mood.

You’ll need:
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  • Ground turkey (1-1.5 lbs)
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg (2nd egg optional for topping)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2: 
Combine! I didn’t add the onion to the mixture. You’ll see that I sautéed it as a topping instead. You can do either or both if you really like the taste.
img_6522Really get in there and get dirty.img_6524Step 3:
Divide the mixture into six equal balls. Flatten them into patties, making sure they are the same thickness. Put them on a greased tray and bake for about 20-30 minutes, flipping once halfway.

 

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While the burgers are cooking, start cooking your toppings. I give you options for both sautéed onions and fried eggs. Follow whichever you prefer, or do both if you’re really feeling crazy.

Step 1:
Slice your onions into even slivers. I cut mine about 1/4 in thick.
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Step 2: 
Spray your pan with pam (or any other cooking spray) and cook your onions on medium-low heat, stirring every minute or so. Sprinkle any spices you like at this time also. I like to put salt and garlic powder. The onions are done when they are soft and brown.

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img_6538Yum.

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You can also put an egg on top of your burger. I had never done this until my fiancé introduced me to it. The best is when the egg oozes and gives your burger something to dip into. It’s up to you how much you like it cooked, though.

Step 1:
Spray your pan with pam (or any other cooking spray) and cook your egg on medium-low heat.

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Step 2: Flip once the white part no longer sticks to the pan (usually 1-2 minutes). Cook it longer if you want it more cooked.img_6550

Yum again.
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That’s all! Add your cheese (if you like it) and top with any topping you prefer.
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img_6557Let me know if you try this recipe or make your own burgers differently. Complete this meal with a side of baked french fries and, of course, gimme some oven lovin’.

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