Does the title of this post sound like an oxymoron to you? Then you are the perfect person for this recipe!
I don’t usually eat turkey burgers because they’re often dry or tough and sustainably/morally farmed turkey is hard to find in NC. However, turkey is such a fabulous source of lean protein that I made an effort to find some good-quality ground turkey and create some of my own delicious recipes!
The first recipe up is for a tender, juicy turkey burger. Dicing 1 apple and 1/2 a fennel bulb not only gets moisture into my turkey burgers, but introduces produce as well. These turkey burgers turn up a notch with the addition of a dried apple slice, caramelized red onions, spicy mustard, and brie or cheddar cheese (if you’re into that).
For my tasty turkey burgers, you will need 30 minutes and …
- 1 pound of ground turkey
- 1 apple
- 1 fennel bulb
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper
- your desired turkey burger “accoutrements” but I suggest aged cheddar or brie (if you can have cheese!) and caramelized onions (thinly sliced red onion, cooked slowly on the stove top in ghee)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Chop 1 apple ( I used fuji) and 1/2 a fennel bulb into small pieces the size of your pinky nail
- In a bowl, combine your ground turkey with chopped fennel and apple, and season with salt and pepper. You will use much more pepper to add a kick to your burgers and to limit salt. These flavors speak for themselves!
- Create patties the size of your palm or fist. 1 pound should make 4 patties.
- Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or silicon
- Bake on each side for 10-12 minutes
- Top your burger as desired and eat over salad!