Time: 45 minutes
It really would be paradise to come home to a burger like this – so tasty, filling and did I mention, healthy? Enjoy under an August moon while listening to Nicki Parrott…
Music Selection: Nicki Parrott & Les Paul Trio – You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 lb ground turkey thigh
¼ cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp dried Italian herbs (basil, oregano, etc)
1 cup dried bread crumbs
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
1 lb bacon
8 leaves lettuce
8 cheese slices (swiss, havarti, Monterey jack or cheddar)
Optional: dill pickles, sriracha mayonnaise, mustard, mayonnaise, red onion
In large bowl, mix the turkey meat, egg, herbs, panko, garlic, onion, salt/pepper, mayonnaise and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
Make into 8 paddies and place on parchment paper. If you are going to bbq the burgers, then I recommend placing them in the freezer for an hour or two so they firm up.
In the meantime, fry or bake your bacon until crisp and remove from oil. Set aside.
When ready to eat, you can fry the burgers, but ensure you do not flip them until they are solid and ensure you use a bit of oil or spray in the pan. If you are bbqing them, get heat to 350 degrees and lightly brush oil on the grill. Place the burgers on and again do not flip until they are fairly solid. Ensure they are thoroughly cooked.
If you like your buns toasted, then put them on the grill or under a broiler to toast.
When ready, slather mayonnaise on your bun, place a burger, cheese, bacon, tomato and lettuce. You can also add some of the other toppings, too! Enjoy!