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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pan-Grilled Turkey Burgers with Sautéed Mushrooms

Try a switch from traditional beef-mushroom burgers with ground turkey. Juicy thigh meat grills up deliciously tender and tasty — just add buttery sautéed mushrooms and creamy Swiss cheese for an easy and very inviting burger night.

Serves 2

  • 2/3 lb ground turkey thigh
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup thin, vertically sliced onion
  • 4 oz crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 whole-wheat sandwich buns, lightly toasted
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
Mushrooms and Onions
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients (through red pepper flakes) in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Using damp hands, form the mixture into 2 equal patties. Place on a plate and refrigerate about 15 minutes to help the mixture hold together while cooking.
  3. While the burgers chill, heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. When melted and sizzling, add the onions and sauté until beginning to brown and soften, 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until the mushrooms and onions are tender and browned, 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand while the burgers grill.
Ready to Mix
Onion Beginning to Cook
Mushrooms Added
Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions
  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the pan with olive oil and grill the burgers 5 minutes on 1 side, until browned and grill marks appear. Turn and grill until almost cooked through, 3-4 minutes, depending on thickness. 
  3. Top each burger with a slice of cheese and continue grilling until the burgers finish and the cheese melts (place a sheet of foil over the grill pan to help it melt quickly, if desired), 1-2 minutes longer.
  4. Brush the insides of the buns with olive oil. Place a burger on each bottom half and divide the mushroom mixture on top.
Burgers Beginning to Cook
Ready for Cheese
Grilled Burgers
Brush with Oil
Top with Mushrooms
Place the tops on the sandwiches and serve.

Pan-Grilled Turkey Burgers with Sautéed Mushrooms

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