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juicy turkey burgers


I like the idea of different kinds of burgers, including turkey burgers, but in the past I have found that the leaness of the turkey results in dry burgers. Another pitfall of the lean meat is that it can be difficult to grill. Lauren recently was at a Lowry family gathering and the topic of turkey burgers came up. One cousin said she makes turkey burgers with fresh herbs and apples that are very moist. I was intrigued and decided to give it a try. I grated the apple on the largest holes of a box grater so it blended well with the ground turkey. I also sauteed onions in lots of olive oil thinking the extra fat from the oil would be another way to keep the turkey moist. I have to say they were really delicious. 



1 vidalia onion, finely chopped

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon freshly chopped herbs (I used lemon thyme, lemon basil, and traditional basil)

1/2 cup coarsely grated green apple

1 pound ground turkey

1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

freshly ground pepper to taste


Cook the chopped onion in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil until translucent. Set aside to cool. Stir in the fresh herbs, the grated apple, ground turkey, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 patties. Coat patties with remaining tablespoon of olive oil and cook on a medium hot grill. It should not be too hot since the burgeres will char before the burger gets cooked through. Cook with the grill top closed, turning halfway through cooking.



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