Sunday, April 14, 2013

Feta-Cilantro Turkey Burgers

Feta-Cilantro Turkey Burgers
Turkey burgers have a bad reputation for being dry, flavorless, hockey pucks, but in my opinion ground turkey is practically designed for adding unique flavorful herbs, spices, seasonings, and flavors. With a little creativity you can transform your regular burger into a delicious surprise wrapped up in a toasty bun:)
Makes 2 burgers
1/2 lb lean ground turkey
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
dash of black pepper
2 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
desired toppings (tomato, avocado, lettuce, cheese, onion, sprouts, condiments, etc.)

1. Gently mix together turkey, feta, cilantro, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper with fingertips. Try not to overwork the meat, just distribute all ingredients evenly. Shape into 2 patties (not too thick or they will take forever to cook!).
2. Heat grill or stove-top griddle over medium heat, add patties and cook for about 3-5 minutes each side. Use meat thermometer to test the internal temperature of each burger (you want them to reach 165 degrees to be fully cooked). If you find the burgers are browning too much before the interior is fully cooked, put a lid over the pan.
3. Pile up your burgers with toppings onto your buns and serve with broiled sweet potato fries!

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