Ultra Juicy Turkey Burgers
Author: The Lean Clean Eating Machine
Recipe type: dinner
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)
- 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.,)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, olive oil, mustard, liquid aminos, garlic and seasonings.
- Add in chopped sweet onion, parsley and hot sauce.
- With clean hands, combine mixture completely. You want the texture to seem almost mushy in order for it to stick and stay together.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine avocados, lime juice, cilantro, chopped red onion and chopped jalapeno, mixing thoroughly.
- 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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