All turkey burgers are not the same! Moist, quick, easy, and uniquely flavorful thanks to Ricotta, Worcestershire, and Dijon.I love summer grilling. It’s my favorite way to cook when the temperature heats up. I must confess, however, that living in southern California, it’s almost always the right weather to grill. I feel mighty spoiled! So, we love to grill! There’s something about summer that somehow makes it special though. Maybe it’s just being outside. It feels more like fun than any form of work. Maybe it’s that I don’t have to clean my pain-in-the-neck cook top after dinner!!! Whatever the reason, the food seems just a bit more delicious when it’s grilled. We always seem to grill lots of chicken and steak but lately I’ve been on the lookout for a really good turkey burger recipe. I’ve tried lots of different recipes and finally, finally found one that the whole family loved. This recipe makes a moist and flavorful turkey burger and is relitively quick and easy to put together. Really all you do is add a few ingredients to the turkey, blend to combine and you’re off to the grill. Easy Peasy and great for weeknights when we’re all pinched for time!
Recipe notes: These burgers are a bit more delicate than your average beef burgers so there are a few things that I’ve found that are important when grilling these babies. Make sure that you oil your grill so they stick less. Turkey has less fat than most beef used to make burgers so they tend to stick to the grill more. I mean A LOT more. It’s honestly the one drawback to these burgers! They have really great “meaty” flavor that I’ve found to be unrivaled in a turkey burger. They also have terrific texture and moisture……especially for a turkey burger!!! So I tolerate this drawback as stoically possible. Swearing profusely seems to help……
Don’t squish them down with a spatula….ah come on! We all do it to try and get things, especially burgers, to cook faster. This will dry out your turkey burgers so, don’t do it, even when no one is looking! LOL!
Just like when you cook other burgers, don’t move them around a lot as they’re grill. Just flip them once during the cooking time.
If you’re in search of a moist, tender and tasty turkey burger give this one a try!
Source: Cook’s Country Best Grilling Recipes
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- 1/2 Cup Whole Milk Ricotta
- 2 Teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 20 Ounce Package Ground Turkey
- In a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients, mix together the first 5 ingredients until well combined. Add ground turkey to the bowl and mix everything together until evenly combined. Divide turkey mixture into 4 balls and flatten into patties about 1 inch thick.
- Preheat an already cleaned gas grill by turning on all the burners and closing the lid for 15 minutes. Oil the grates. Lay the turkey patties on the preheated grill, burners on high, for about 5 minutes or until patties are well seared on one side and cooked about halfway through. Flip patties and reduce the heat to medium, cover and cook another 5-7 minute or until the second half is nicely seared and patties are cooked through. Remove patties to a clean plate and loosely tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes.,
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Made exactly as the recipe was written. Very flavorful and moist! I haven’t eaten beef in over 25 years so Turkey burgers are my go to. Have tried many recipes. This will be one of my go to recipes. So simple and quick to make.
This is Gayle again…..forgot to mention that I didn’t grill the burgers. Used a small stainless steel pan. Heated the pan on a medium high heat and then put Canola oil into the pan once the pan was heated. Put the burger into the hot pan and covered with a lid and lowered the heat to medium low. After 5 minutes I flipped it and cooked for another 6 – 7 minutes. It came to a perfect 165 degrees with a cooking thermometer. I let it rest on a plate tented with foil.
Whoa, 25 years?! That’s quite a feat! Glad you liked my recipe. ? Thank you, Gayle!
Elizabeth Tajonar says
Made these turkey burgers tonight but substituted fat-free cottage cheese for ricotta and much to my surprise it worked beautifully! So juicy – a total hit!
Yay, Elizabeth! Thank you for letting us know! So happy it was a hit! It’s so easy, right?
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Whoa never tried adding ricotta in turkey burgers!! I bet these taste so good!
Hey Ami. Hope you give it a try. It seems to add a lot of richness and moisture to the turkey.
I just ate a massive meal and I’m still craving these! I have never made (or even tried) turkey burgers, but it’s definitely on my to-do list
This sounds like great burgers. Appreciate all of your tips. Love your blog.
Thanks Penny! Love yours too! I really want to stay in your cottage someday 😉