Recipe by Southern Sugar Dumplin
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.
Top Review by firealarmqueen
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!!!
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- 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!