How to Make a Juicy Turkey Burger
Grill up something great
Take the fat out of your burger—not the flavor! You can easily avoid serving dry, flavorless turkey burgers. Simply follow these simple tips for grilling a juicy turkey burger that will have everyone begging for your secrets.
STEP 1: Don’t over mix the ground meat
Working with the turkey too much can make it dense and tough.
STEP 2: Add some oil or onions
Add 2 tablespoons of heart-healthy olive oil or sautéed onions to the ground turkey before forming patties.
STEP 3: Form patties
Create 1/2 inch thick for even cooking (no dry edges!)
STEP 4: Keep your patties cold
Put them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them for the juiciest, tastiest burgers
STEP 5: Dont press your burgers
Pushing down on your burgers with your spatula will cause you to lose the juices!
STEP 6: Turn meat just once on the grill
Turning too often slows cooking and can result in a tough, dry burger
STEP 7: Don’t overcook the burgers
Start with 9 minutes on each side; use a meat thermometer to ensure it’s cooked to 165 F; cook longer if necessary
STEP 8: Allow burgers to rest
Set your cooked patties aside for a few minutes before serving to let juices redistribute.
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