Prepare yourselves for the juiciest turkey burger ever. We’re in the middle of Hurricane Irene here in Northern Virginia, and she’s blowing pretty hard and bringing a crapload of rain with her. It’s only appropriate that we devour a turkey burger as moist as the weather is right now. The only time I’ve ever had a dry turkey burger might have been all those frozen Jenny-O turkey patties. They just…nah..those won’t do lol. However, when creating my own turkey burger, I’ve never had an issue with dryness. I learned how to make a “slap-ya-mama” juicy turkey burger many years ago and I’ve kept up the practice. I also do this with regular beef. You too, can successfully build a moist, juicy and extremely flavorful turkey burger in the privacy of your own home, and here’s how…
Ground turkey is usually very lean, which means a lot of the fat is removed from it and if not cooked correctly, you can end up with a burger dryer than a Dane Cook comedy special. So let’s try to avoid that, shall we? The ground turkey I used was from Shady Brook (93% lean, 7% fat) and it still came out stupid juicy! Full of flavor, tender, just….a mouthful of perfection, especially coupled with the other very yummy ingredients. You’ll be pleased with this burger, and it’s a rather basic recipe that you can definitely tweak to your liking, and add your own favorite seasonings and toppings. Think of this recipe as your “starting point”, really do it big and make it your own.
I’ve always liked adding a little heavy cream to burgers and meatloaves because it really tenderizes the meat and makes it rich. It’s basically pure fat so, that’s probably why haha! You don’t have to add it in if you don’t have it, but I encourage you to try it one day. It really does something special to it. I topped this burger with the usual suspects, grilled red onion, tomato, bacon, cheddar and arugula, but you can do WHATEVER you want here. This burger will go well with many different toppings, so don’t feel forced to use exactly what I did. This is just about the meat today, and this burger will melt in your mouth — I promise.
Ummm, hello? Do you SEE how juicy this baby is?? Oh my goodness…this is not a game!Print
I didn’t slather this burger with ketchup or mustard, it doesn’t need it…but I did whip up a flavored mayo and applied a very thin layer of that, because it didn’t need much of that either. That’s how insanely juicy and flavorful this burger is. Enjoy.