I’m a big fan of ground chicken and turkey and use it in so many recipes. I love to make burgers with it, but you have to be really careful not to overcook as it dries out really quickly. Especially when you use the 99% fat free like I do!
Adding back in a little fat with some tasty cheese is always a good way to keep it from drying out. Tillamook pepper jack is a personal family favorite!
So, add in the pepper jack, garlic, salt, cayenne, and cumin.
Form the patties. The meat is a little sticky, so wet your hands if you need to.
My grill was a little dirty, I should have cleaned it before cooking the turkey on it, it made the burgers kind of ugly… Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
Then, serve on your bun of choice. We added avocados, red onions, tomatoes and lettuce.
We also served it with homemade fries. It’s hard to beat a good meal of burgers and fries. Yum!
If you have a mandoline, use it! I just got one for my birthday and it’s been great. If not, slice them by hand and do the best you can to get them even.
Drizzle with olive oil,sprinkle with salt, garlic salt and paprika. I also love to use a little cayenne, kicking it up just a touch! Mix well. I just used my hands and made sure everything was rubbed in well.
Bake at 425 degrees, on convection if you have it, until golden brown.
I also needed more veggies for the day, so I also made us a quick salad. It was the best meal!! Also, I prefer smashing my avocados, it stays on the burger so much better.