Try to use both white and dark meat for this, just using white meat will create a very dry turkey burger. Plan ahead the turkey burgers have to marinade overnight before cooking or grilling them. Serving and cooking times are only estimated depending on the size of you burgers.
- 3 onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3 -5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground turkey (use white and dark)
- 1⁄4 cup favorite barbecue sauce
- 3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
- 1⁄2 cup grated cheddar cheese or 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese, packed
- 1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons milk (or use half and half cream)
- 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper (add in more if desired)
- 1⁄3 cup dried breadcrumbs (you will most likey need more)
- In a large skillet, saute the onions with cayenne, oregano and basil for about 4-5 minutes, then add in the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes; transfer to a bowl to a small bowl or plate to cool completely.
- In a large bowl mix together the turkey, BBQ sauce, oats, shredded cheese, Parmesan cheese, milk, seasoning salt, pepper, then add in the cooled onion/garlic mixture.
- Add in about 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs.
- Using clean hands mix completely adding in more dry breadcrumbs if the mixture is too moist, add enough to just shape into patties.
- Shape into about 9 or 10 patties.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
- When ready to cook fry, broil or grill the turkey burgers, cook for about 6 minutes on each side, or until done and golden brown. *NOTE* cooking time will depend on the size of your patties, cook until a thermometer inserted in the center reads 165 and the meat is no longer pink.
Kitten, These are so good! I first searched your Kittencal's Kitchen blog/website, but didn''t see these posted. These are fantastic. I highly recommend them I made 4 times the recipe! I am going to freeze them for quick easy burgers later on. I served them with lettuce, tomato and bacon on rolls I made from your Kittencal's french bread recipe (my favorite bread recipe!). THANK YOU AGAIN.
What a wonderful flavor this burger had. I changed and used 1 Tbs of minced dried onion flakes in place of the real onion and used garlic and herb breadcrumbs for 1 lb of ground turkey. I let set overnight and made them the next day. They were delicious. I pan fried them in olive oil. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, its another keeper in my cookbook :)
I too just couldn't wait overnight. LoL! Sorry Kittz. I did manage to let them sit for about 4 hours though. Very nice burger and you don't have to feel guilty eating it, with it being turkey meat. I used a mixture and I think next time I might add just a wee bit more BBQ sauce. I also only used 1 lb. meat as there were only 2 of us, so I got 4 fairly large patties of which I could only eat one but my husband had two. :)