Juicy Turkey Burgers

Ultra Juicy Turkey Burgers
Author: The Lean Clean Eating Machine
Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 6-8
Incredible juicy turkey burgers, cooked in the oven instead of the grill.
  • 1.25 lbs. organic lean ground turkey
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1.5 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. liquid aminos
  • 2 large cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. ground Himalayan pink salt
  • ½ cup yellow sweet onion; finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley; finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. milder hot sauce (I used Tapatio brand)
  • ***Optional:***
  • 2 ripe avocados; peeled, pitted and mashed
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ Red onion; half finely chopped for quick guacamole, other half sliced and used for burger topping
  • 1 small jalapeno; seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small lime; juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hot sauce of your choice
  • Lettuce wraps to serve them in (large romaine leaves, butter lettuce, collard greens, etc.,)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, olive oil, mustard, liquid aminos, garlic and seasonings.
  2. Add in chopped sweet onion, parsley and hot sauce.
  3. With clean hands, combine mixture completely. You want the texture to seem almost mushy in order for it to stick and stay together.
  4. Once your turkey is well mixed, grab an amount that is slightly smaller than a tennis ball to form a patty with your hands. Patties should be about ¾” thick.
  5. Place patties on a non-stick baking sheet with edges (you cannot use a flat sheet as the juices will run everywhere). Repeat process until all of your turkey is used. You should have about 8 patties total.
  6. Move your oven rack about 6″ from the broiler, and turn broiler on the high setting. Allow it to heat up for a few minutes.
  7. Place your baking sheet into the oven and allow patties to cook for approximately 7 minutes on one side, then flip and cook for 7 minutes on the other. The outer portion of your turkey should turn a golden brown.
  8. When finished, remove patties from oven and check the internal temperature of your thickest patty with a meat thermometer. The temperature needs to be at least 165F. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, a patty is finished when the juices run clear and the interior is opaque with no pink.
  9. In a medium mixing bowl, combine avocados, lime juice, cilantro, chopped red onion and chopped jalapeno, mixing thoroughly.
  10. Place turkey burger on one half of your lettuce leaf and top with red onion slices, a spoonful of guacamole and a drizzle of hot sauce. Place other lettuce leaf on top and enjoy!

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