Turkey Burgers

These are amazing. I think these actually taste better than beef.

This makes 4 nice thick burgers with a beautiful crust.

1 19 Ounce Package Ground Turkey 93% lean.
1 English Muffin
1/2 large or 1 small Yellow onion, finely minced (not sweet, not Vidalia, a regular yellow cooking onion)
1 T Worcestershire Sauce
2 T Ketchup
3/4 t Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
1/4 t Garlic Powder
  • Put the English Muffin in the food processor, process until large crumbs and transfer to mixing bowl.
  • Put the onion in the food processor, process until medium chunks (if you like chunks of onion in the burger) or small bits if you just like the flavor,  and transfer to mixing bowl.
  • Using gloves, add all the other ingredients except the turkey to the mixing bowl and mix by hand until combined.
  • Add the turkey to the mixing bowl and mix by hand until combined.
  • Weigh out 5 “meatballs” the same weight, then shape the meatballs into 5 patties with the middle slightly thinner than the sides. They puff up in the middle while cooking, so this makes them cook up evenly.
  • Oil the outside of the patties with a little olive oil.
  • Heat a pan on medium to about 400°F, then add the burgers. Make sure they’re all about the same thickness.
  • Don’t touch them until they release themselves! Cook until dark brown and a nice crust has formed. Because the meat is lean, this will happen pretty quickly.
  • Flip over and cook until a crust forms.
  • Add about a half-cup of water to the pan, cover, and steam until an instant read thermometer in the middle of a burger reads 160°F. This isn’t just a “food safety” thing, the turkey meat is actually pretty soft, and cooking to 160, gives it a nice texture.
  • Optional: Top with a slice of cheese.
  • Serve on hamburger buns.

Makes 5 burgers, 4 WeightWatcher’s FreeStyle points each.

If made with 99% lean turkey, they’re zero (0) WeightWatcher’s FreeStyle points each!

These hold beautifully in the refrigerator, and can be made Sunday night, and can be reheated for dinner for Monday & Tuesday.

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