Normally, I’m not a big fan of turkey burgers. I think they have a strange consistency and I tend to avoid them. This recipe actually called for ground chicken to be used, but we didn’t have any at the time, so I just hesitantly used ground turkey.
In these burgers, you actually bake cheese, BBQ sauce, and spices INTO the burgers. This completely changes the consistency and makes them so yummy.
The recipe also says to caramelize onions and serve them on the sandwiches, but I didn’t think they needed it. I’m sure it would be delicious, though, and if any of you try it, let me know how it turns out!
BBQ Turkey/Chicken Burger
1 lb ground turkey breast (or ground chicken)
¼ cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp. smoked paprika
½ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. salt
¼ cup BBQ sauce + some for topping
4 whole wheat buns
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a large bowl, combine chicken, BBQ sauce, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cheddar cheese.
Mix until just combined and then form 4 patties.
Preheat the grill or a skillet and cook the burgers until fully cooked through (if using a skillet, about 8 minutes per side).
While burgers are cooking, heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add sliced onions with a pinch of salt and saute until carmelized, about 10 minutes.
When burgers are ready, top with cheese, onions, BBQ sauce and lettuce and tomato. It’s also good to toast the buns.