I love beef. When I was pregnant with my second child, I loved it so much that I would drool driving by the cows in the field. Like all good things though, you’re only supposed to have red meat in small quantities, which in my humble opinion is just cosmically wrong. In order to reduce the amount of red meat we were eating, I decided that beef burgers were no longer an option. Honestly, was I going to give up my weekly allowance on ground beef?
I searched high and low for alternatives. Then I tripped on this incredibly easy recipe for turkey burgers on AllRecipes. At first, I thought, “No way, it’s too easy.” But sometimes the simplest recipe is the one that knocks your socks off. This recipe was such a huge hit last summer, that we didn’t once have a beef burger. My husband has declared that he’d never make one again. Take it from me, if Grizzly Adams says he’s done with beef burgers, they’re good.
3 pounds ground turkey
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup finely diced onion
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, seasoned bread crumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Form into 12 patties. Cook the patties on the BBQ over medium-high heat to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).
Pleasantville Note: These burgers freeze beautifully, so double, or even triple the recipe if necessary. Wrap individually and freeze. Cook from frozen on the grill. Voila. Burgers at your fingertips all summer.