I used to live in an apartment complex that allowed you to keep your own grill as long as it wasn’t on your patio and boy do I miss those days! We used to have all of our friends over every Friday for “grill night” and games. We would make all kinds of things! Steak, chicken, burgers, and even kabobs! Sometimes one of my friends would bring his own frozen turkey burger patties. I thought that was the grossest thing ever! Of course back then I was still eating beef like it was going out of style, but still, frozen?!
Fast forward about 4 years and now I cook with a lot less ground beef. I still make the occasional juicy red meat burger, but we usually go out to restaurants for those. At home I like to go crazy and make chicken or turkey burgers these days because they’re healthy and if they’re made right they are still juicy and delicious!
It’s all about the quality of your meat as well as the ingredients in the patty. The method of cooking doesn’t matter as long as you’re watching closely as it cooks. I like to use my George Foreman grill since we no longer have a grill to cook on (compliments of our current apartment complex). These turkey burgers can be pan seared, broiled, or grilled! Top them with some cheese or leave them dairy free if that’s what you like.
This burger really is one of my favorites to make because it’s just so hearty even though it’s a lean meat. It’s packed full of veggies and has the added protein of an egg to seal it all together. It’s just exploding with flavor that you can play with to your liking. If you like it a little more spicy, add some chili powder! If you want a sweeter burger, try adding just a touch of crushed pineapple or a dry bbq rub in the mix! The possibilities are endless! The point I’m trying to get across is, don’t just put a slab of meat on a bun anymore! Make it a personalized loaf of meat that’s really a burger! The results are amazing and your taste buds will thank you for it.