I love a good burger, especially during the summer months. There is just something about firing up the grill and slapping on some patties for dinner. I love the flame kissed flavor and the gooey, melty cheese.
I love how I can play around with the flavor profile by trying new combinations. There is one thing, though, that always remains the same. Our burgers are always beef.
I haven’t been successful convincing my guys to give any other meat a chance. So I was forced to go out and find me some different taste testers. I made these burgers at a family cookout. My mom, sister and brother stepped up to the plate (pun intended) as my taste testers.
The feedback was unanimous — these turkey burgers were amazing! The flavor was great. The texture was perfect. And, the pickled onions…oh my! I have a new favorite condiment now! I’m going to put these things on EVERYTHING!
My guys don’t know what they’re missing. I think I’m going to make these again and sneak them onto the dinner table (*wink*wink*) – because I think they’ll love them as much as I do! I’d love to know what’s on your favorite burger – leave me a comment!
Spicy Turkey Burgers with Pickled Onions
Adapted from Cooking.com
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp all spice
1 small red onion, halved and very thinly sliced
1 pound ground turkey
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp all spice
1 tsp canola oil
4 whole wheat buns
4 slices Provolone cheese
To prepare pickled onions, combine vinegar, brown sugar, salt and all spice in a medium microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture boils. You can also bring the mixture to a boil in a saucepan on the stove. Add onions and toss to coat. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
To prepare the burgers, combine the turkey, parsley, cumin, pepper, salt and all spice in a large bowl. Mix until combined. Form mixture into four patties. Brush patties with canola oil and grill until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Top with cheese and serve on buns.