By Southern Sugar Dumplin on August 21, 2007
Photo by Southern Sugar Dumplin
Photo 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."
Serving Size: 1 (187 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"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!"
"Wonderful burger!! I followed the other reviewers suggestions and used an egg as a substitute for ricotta cheese because I didn't have any on hand - but otherwise I followed the recipe as written. The burgers were so flavorful! Thanks for a keeper!"
"Excellent turkey burger. I made this recipe exactly as written. I charred the outside a litte, as sugested, and it made the texture perfect...crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Very flavorful burger. Thanks!"
"Excellent! My DW loves this recipe and it has become part of our rotation. When cooking these, you do have to watch the color and ensure no burning. I use a instant read thermometer until it is 165 degrees. Rest it for 5 minutes and it comes to 170 degrees. They are moist and perfect. Thanks for the recipe."
"This is a delicious burger. My family really enjoys this meal. Have already made it a few times, it's a keeper!"
"Made this with the recommendation of another reviewer and I didn't have onion powder so I put onions in it and Italian bread crumbs with one egg, but next time I will add a second egg so the burgers don't fall apart and omitted the rosemary, everything else I put into the recipe as recommended and everyone couldn't believe they were turkey burgers. Great recipe..."
"Wow..this burger was fantastic! Very juicy full of flavor. (I substituted an egg instead of ricotta) My husband loved it think this will be a regular at our house!"
"I used egg white instead of ricotta, Also repaced the Worcester sauce with soy. Made them on my breville press for about 4 min till internal temp of 175. They were great"
"Good with ground rabbit. Tastes kind of like sausage. Used ground rabbit and cottage cheese instead of ricotta, Then it was a little too soft so I added 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs."
"Made these on the grill last evening. They were good. Will make again. Only thing I added to the recipe was 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt. They held together very nice on the grill. Did not need to put an egg in the recipe like some of the previous reviewers did. Grilled them 4-5min each side over medium heat and they were nice and juicy. Not dry at all. Thanks for the recipe."
"My husband was skeptical that a turkey burger could be anything but dry - this one changed his mind. It was seasoned perfectly and a nice moist burger. I used an egg instead of the cheese, and added onion powder, so very good. Will certainly make this again. Thanks for sharing!"
"Thank you! For a turkey burger it was not bad. Probably won't repeat it though. But do appreciate the new flavor."
"Wonderful, tasty burger. My husbands favorite burger is an Angus beef burger. I made these and he said "a must make again, and again, and again". I think they are now his favorite, I know they are mine!!"
"Terrific recipe. I didn't have ricotta cheese on hand so I used 1 egg instead. I just grilled these on the forman grill. Worked perfectly at about 6 minutes. I served these with a piece of cheese melted over and a side spinach salad. No bun. Very healthy and full of flavor. My husband says "Make this meal once a week" It's a keeper!"
"I didn't get to try these myself, but DH gave these five stars! Super simple to prep and he grilled them with much success. Thanks for posting the recipe."
"This was so great! I have tried so many different recipes and this one by far is the tastiest one I've tried. My husband just loved it. I substituted the cheese for an egg and cooked it on a cast iron skillet. I added some blackening seasoning to it also. Just amazing. Thank you so much!"
"This burger had a great flavor and was very juicy. I enjoyed it!"