As my long time readers know, when it comes to burgers, if it is turkey, I was making the burger for my wife. As one who still eats beef, there is nothing better than a regular hamburger. With that said, though, it is way easier to add flavor to a turkey or chicken burger. Since the white meat is milder, it absorbs the flavor so much more.
So consider that if you want to create a more exotic burger, use chicken or turkey. If you are using beef, then you are looking to compliment the burger, not change its flavor. A recent recipe and post of mine highlights this idea. I made a Mushroom Marsala Burger using beef.
As I finish this post, I am sitting watching American Idol with my wife. I do not have a lot of extra time. I work a long day at my real estate investment career, and then, when I get home, I work on my blog. I do not watch much TV. I just finished The Bachelor. Yea, I know. I am a softee. But the good news is if I watch American Idol, guess who sits next to me? My bride of 27, almost 28 years.
One common theme I like to do with my cooking is to use the same pan through the cooking process to let each ingredient meld into the next ingredient. This recipe Turkey Burger recipe is no different. In this case, I started with caramelizing my onions in my skillet.
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 3 tablespoons seasoned salt
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
- 2 yellow onions, sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 6 ounces smoked gruyere
- 2 - 3 ounces bar-b-que sauce
- 2 pieces sourdough bread
- 2 pieces romaine lettuce
- Combine the ground turkey with the spices and form into 1/3 lb patties
- Separately, in a skillet melt the butter with the oil on medium heat.
- Add the sliced onions and cook until caramelized - about 25 minutes. Set aside.
- Remove from pan, add the grape seed oil and warm.
- Add the burgers and cook approximately 4 minutes per side.
- After flipping, in the final 2 minutes, top with the cheese.
- Cover the pan with a top to get a great melt on the cheese. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add the bread and cook for about 2 minutes. Just enough to get a good browning.
- Assemble the sandwich with by first adding the lettuce on the bread.
- Next, add the burger.
- Top with the onions and bar-b-que sauce.
- Serve and enjoy!
Burger Added to Skillet.
Bread Grilled In the Same Pan.