Now that we know that red meat increases the risk of heart disease, raises cholesterol and may be linked to some types of cancer, many families are turning to ground turkey to get their burger fix.
If you’ve just started converting to ground turkey instead of ground beef, you know that it can be a tricky adjustment to make, especially when feeding a family. There’s no denying that the taste is a completely different experience from the beef you’re used to.
Rest assured that the flavor is something you’ll learn to enjoy, but in the meantime, adding seasoning and flavor to your turkey burgers will go a long way toward compensating for the lack of fat (which actually accounts for much of the flavor of beef.)
This turkey burger recipe is a delicious way to introduce your family to ground turkey --or to perk up your ho-hum burgers if you’ve already made the transition. With a hint of lime and just enough seasoning to add interest without being overwhelming, the burgers pair well with just about any Tex-Mex or American fare.
Seasoned Turkey Burgers Recipe
- 1.5 lbs lean ground turkey
- 1 small red onion, chopped
- Juice of 1 fresh lime
- Handful of fresh thyme, basil or rosemary (roughly chopped if using basil)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients and chill (up to four hours) to allow flavors to marinate. Shape into 6 patties and cook on each side in an oiled skillet or on the grill. (About 8-10 minutes per side.) Always make sure turkey is cooked through, with no pink showing.
Serve on wheat buns with lettuce or spinach leaves, tomato and your favorite condiments.
Serve seasoned turkey burgers with one of these healthy sides: