Friday, November 12, 2010

Celebrating my 300th post with the Best Turkey Burgers Ever



300th post?! It's hard to believe that I've been at it that long. It's been a lot of fun scrolling through the old blog from the last two years and seeing how my tastes, and (ahem) photo skills have changed. I still have a long way to go, and a lot of things to try, so here's to hoping for another 300 posts. In the meantime, thanks so much to all of you for making it so enjoyable and encouraging me to keep going. As Biz says, I consider you all my friends!

Kim, my fellow burger admirer, this is for you! Turkey burgers aren't always what I crave, let's face it, I like my red meat! But, don't make these because they are a lighter substitute, make them because they are so juicy and delicious that you won't, for a second, wish that you were eating a beefy hamburger. I topped mine with sauteed mushrooms and blue cheese, I suggest you do the same!


Favorite Turkey Burger

From Great Food Fast, by Martha Stewart

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds light ground turkey
1/2 cup finely grated Gruyere
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
course salt and fresh ground pepper
4 hamburger buns

Directions

1. Heat grill (I used my Foreman grill) to high. In a medium bowl, use a fork to gently combine the turkey with the Gruyere, scallions, breadcrumbs, Dijon mustard and garlic; season generously with salt and pepper. Dividing the mixture evenly, gently form the mixture into four 1-inch thick patties.

2. Lightly oil the grill. Place the patties on the hottest part of the grill; sear until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Move the patties to the cooler part of the grill; continue grilling until cooked through, 5 to 10 minutes per side.

3. Split the hamburger buns and toast if desired. Top with preferred toppings and place burger on buns. Get ready to say MMMmmmmmm with every bite!

22 comments:

Jennifurla said...

It has to be great with that cheese! happy 300th post.

Ingrid said...

Happy 300! :)
~ingrid

Erica said...

Happy 300th post! That is such a great accomplishment! Beautiful burgers. Gruyere is such an underrated cheese

doggybloggy said...

300 - whoot whoot - and a great burger to boot!

theUngourmet said...

Happy 300! I'm all over this turkey burger! I have been so into Gruyere lately and I can't ever resist a mushroom. :)

Stacey said...

300 - Go Teresa! I love turkey burgers, so I think I'll have to give this one a try.

Chow and Chatter said...

congrats on 300 posts this looks great love the mushrooms on top YUM

♥peachkins♥ said...

Happy 300th post!

Kim said...

Happy 300 posts Teresa! Isn't it fun to think about all the recipes you've tried along the way. I know I've learned a lot by blogging and have been pushed to try some new things that I've grown to like.

Thanks so much for submitting the turkey burger. This recipe really does look delicious and I'm loving all that dijon mustard that goes in the burger- yum!

Joanne said...

I definitely get in turkey burger moods and when I do, it's burgers like these that I love. Cheesy delicious ones. Happy 300th post!

Liz said...

Congrats on your 300th post! I love a good Turkey burger as well!

Franky said...

Congrats!! would like to try one myself!

Melody said...

300 posts! Wow that is awesome. This burger looks delish!

Julie said...

Congrats on your 300th post! Can't wait to see the next 300 :)

Barbara said...

Congratulations, Teresa! 300 posts is quite a milestone!
Nice burger too.

girlichef said...

Congrats on 300----that totally rocks :D This burger does look pretty fantabulous...nom ;D

Natalie said...

yay for 300 posts! You have so many great recipes on here!

I LOVE turkey burgers...even better than beef now! There are so many ways to play up different combinations, can't wait to try this one!

Deborah said...

Yay! Congrats on 300 posts! What a great burger to celebrate with.

MaryBeth said...

Congrats on making it to the 300th post...wow that is a bunch of food.

Merut said...

Congrats on 300 posts! I've only 50-something on my blog, so I can't imagine how many successes and failures you must have had by now. How have you managed to keep cooking new and interesting things? Great burger!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Over the weekend I was just about to order a turkey burger then changed my mind at the last minute - I need to make that!

Congrats on 300! Looking forward to the next 300! :D

Brownieville Girl said...

Congratulations on your 300th post.

Burger looks lovely and moist - lovin those mushrooms!