Saturday, September 24, 2011

Taco Turkey Burger

With the summer winding down, and the colder weather coming in we have been trying to grill as much as possible. This is one of those oh my gosh what are we going to eat for dinner type of recipes, and since I had some turkey on hand it was really a no brainer. Well the burger idea was a no brainer but what kind of burger was another story. We had just had Teriyaki Burgers so that was out, and I was craving Mexican so why not a taco burger. And boy am I glad I made these yummy burgers definitely a keeper recipe. Here's a little secret to getting your burgers seasoned right; test them by making a tini tiny burger and cooking it in a frying pan and tasting it because really how else can you tell if the seasoning is right.. Well besides eating raw meat.. yuck... I do this with meatballs too, I was always under seasoning them and now that I think about it not a bad idea for meatloaf either. After tasting my tini tiny sample I decided it needed a little something.. I decided on two spoonfuls of salsa added to the meat micture. Ah perfect! 

Taco Turkey Burger 

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Serves 2
Prep time  5 mins
Cook Time depends on desired doneness  

  • 2-3 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 pkg. ground Turkey
  • salt/pepper
  • Wholly Guacamole,optonal
  • 2 spoonfuls salsa 
  • Salsa Topping,optional
  • Cheese,optional
  • Banana Peppers, optional
  • Sour Cream, optional

  • Season turkey with the taco seasoning, salt and pepper, and two spoonfuls of the salsa then lightly mix it all together and form 2 patties and press a thumb print in the middle (so it doesn't puff up)
  • Now make your tini tiny burger and fry it up.. give a taste, is it ok or does it need more? Add more if it needs if not head out to the grill
  • Grill patties over medium high heat for 5-8 minutes per side, depending on desired doneness  
  • I added a slice of Monteray Jack cheese 1 minute before pulling off the grill
  • Top with your favorite fixin's 

Eat and Enjoy!!


Sookie said...

I love turkey burgers! I like that you added taco seasoning flavors to the burgers. Yum! -Sook

Esi said...

Sounds like a fun burger.

Maryanna said...

I love a good twist on a burger. I definitely want to try this.


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