Grilled Rosemary Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

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When deciding on our menus for the week this past weekend, my daughter asked if we could have burgers one night. Tonight was that night and I prepared regular beef burgers for her and turkey burgers for Dennis and me.

For the turkey burgers, I decided to use fresh rosemary that I had in the refrigerator as well as fresh jalapeño that I also had in the fridge.

I started with a pound and a half of ground turkey, 100% breast meat. We wanted our burgers to be low fat, so we chose the breast meat. Feel free to use whichever ground turkey you prefer though. To the ground turkey, I added 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 diced and seeded jalapeño, 1 tablespoon of fresh minced rosemary, kosher salt, pepper, 2 egg whites, nut crumbs (feel free to use bread crumbs), and yellow mustard. If you prefer to use the whole egg, please do so (1 egg should do). I used egg whites instead tonight because Dennis is in the middle of a fitness challenge and they are allowed to have only the egg whites for a few more weeks.

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I mixed everything together, lightly, in this bowl and formed five patties. You could easily make 6 burger patties out of this mixture if you so desire.

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My souś chef, Dennis, did the grilling tonight and he did a fantastic job!

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Dennis grilled the burgers on the first side for 5 minutes. After turning them, we grilled them for another 3 minutes. The internal temperature of the burgers should be 165 degrees when they are done.

I served the burgers with sautéd mini heirloom tomatoes and topped the turkey burger with a bit of spring mix and goat cheese and chose to serve the burger on an English muffin. I don’t know why, but I love using an English muffin as a bun when I’m having a turkey burger. They just seem to go together in my mind … sort of like peanut butter and jelly, ham and Swiss, salt and pepper – you get the idea.

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Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds of lean ground turkey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 egg whites
3/4 cup nut crumbs (or bread crumbs)
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
spring mix and goat cheese for topping on burger

Directions

  1. Place ground turkey in a large bowl for mixing.
  2. Add all ingredients and mix together lightly with a fork.
  3. Form into 5-6 burger patties.
  4. Preheat grill and grill on high for 5 minutes. Turn and grill another 3-4 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

 

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