Christine’s Perfect Turkey Burger

Lyn went to Christine’s house last weekend and came back raving about these turkey burgers. So of course I had to make them for her she asked I delivered. Got to admit they were good. Another good food network recipe with just a little change from me.

The Perfect Turkey Burger (Food Network)



  • 1 large Portobello mushroom cap
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped shallot
  • 3 tablespoons lightly packed fresh parsley
  • 1 1/4 pounds 85% to 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 thin slices manchego or white cheddar cheese
  • 4 English muffins, split
  • Steve Note: I usually add Dijon mustard to the ground turkey so I did with this 1 heaping tablespoon.

Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and sliced avocado, for topping Add


Use a spoon to scrape out the gills from the underside of the mushroom cap. Cut the cap into 1-inch pieces and transfer to a food processor. Add the shallot and parsley and pulse until chopped.

Transfer the mushroom mixture to a large bowl. Add the turkey, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; gently mix with your hands until just combined.


Divide into 4 balls, then lightly press into 4-inch-wide, 1-inch-thick patties. Put on a large plate, cover and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.


Preheat a grill to medium. Brush the grates with olive oil. Grill the patties, undisturbed, until marked on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Give the patties a quarter turn and cook until marked again, 4 to 5 more minutes. Flip the patties and grill until cooked through, 6 to 7 more minutes; top each with 2 slices cheese during the last 3 minutes of cooking and cover with a disposable aluminum pan to melt.

Toast the English muffins on the grill, then spread with mustard and mayonnaise. Serve the patties on the English muffins; top with avocado.

Sorry we were so hungry that I forgot to take plated picture, but here is one from their site


Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine




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