Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Yes, there is a turkey burger that my red meat eating boys will eat! After several attempts of trial and error - I have come up with a flavorful, juicy burger that has made it into our regular rotation of meals. Makes 5-6 large, thick burgers. Watch closely when cooking for the first time, because the ricotta - which adds the extra moisture - can burn easily.
- 2 lbs ground turkey (I use 7% fat rather than fat free)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2⁄3 cup ricotta cheese
- Mix all ingredients together with hands.
- Form into patties of desired size and thickness. If you keep them fairly thick, they will be moister.
- Place into lightly greased, non stick skillet (I like using my cast iron skillet)on medium high. Cook without moving until bottom side is dark brown and crusted - appx 4-5 minutes.
- Turn over, then reduce heat to medium and cook 8-10 minutes longer or until center is no longer pink and juices run clear.
- I serve on ciabatta rolls with mayo, more Dijon, a slice of pepper jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. Yum!
Very very nice!! I despise turkey--don't even like it at holiday dinners--but this was a great way to add a healthy alternative to a weeknight meal. I halved the recipe and use 1 egg instead of the ricotta. This made for a very mushy meat mixture when forming patties, but it cooked up nicely in my Foreman grill (around 7-8 minutes in the preheated grill). Will definitely make again!!!
Thanks for the WONDERFUL recipe!! I doubled the recipe and used cottage cheese in place of the ricotta and onion powder in place of the rosemary and they were definitely a crowd pleaser! They will be made again and again in this house for sure. (-:
Added onion powder, used an egg instead of ricotta and italian seasoning instead of rosemary. Used 1lb meat since it's what we had but so good could've used the 2lb. Toddlers ate it all up! Tasty, moist...yum!