Cookstr.com

Lemon-Thyme Turkey Burgers

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

Serves8

Cooking Methodpan-frying

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 2 hours

OccasionFamily Get-together, game day

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Equipmentelectric mixer

Mealdinner

Taste and Textureherby, light, meaty, savory

Type of Dishsandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless turkey breast, with skin, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes 
  • 1 lb (500 g) boneless turkey thigh, with skin, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes 
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice 
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) dried thyme 
  • 1¼ tsp (6 ml) salt 
  • ½ tsp (2 ml) freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1/3 cup (75 ml) fresh bread crumbs 
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sliced Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sliced red onion
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Food grinder

Instructions

  1. Place turkey breast and thigh in a shallow container in the freezer for 30 minutes to facilitate grinding. Attach the food grinder, with the coarse plate, to the grinder. Set to speed 4 and run turkey through the grinder into a large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon zest, lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper; mix together with your hands. Freeze for 30 minutes, then run through the grinder one more time into a bowl. Add bread crumbs and mix together with your hands. Form into 8 patties, each about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick, creating a slight depression in the middle of each one to ensure even cooking.

  2. In a large skillet with a lid, heat a thin layer of oil over medium heat. Add 4 of the patties. Cover and cook, flipping once, until no longer pink inside, about 4 minutes per side. Top each patty with cheese, if desired. Cover and cook until just melted. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining patties.

  3. Serve on buns, topped with mayonnaise, red onion and lettuce.

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED RECIPES

Free recipes, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Reviews

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

Close

Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Sign In to Your Account

Close Window
Sign In with one of your Social Accounts
Facebook Twitter
OR
Sign In using Email and Password